By Baptist and Reflector
BRENTWOOD — The staff of the Baptist and Reflector and the Communications Team of the Tennessee Baptist Convention welcomes those who may be reading the Baptist and Reflector for the first time.
Thousands of papers were distributed to churches across the Tennessee Baptist Convention in observance of Baptist and Reflector Day on Aug. 16.
The Baptist and Reflector, newsjournal of the Tennessee Baptist Convention, is celebrating its 180th anniversary this year (see columns 1 | 2 ).
Changes are in process for the B&R, one of the oldest Baptist state papers in the Southern Baptist Convention.
“We are proud of our heritage and we look forward to the future with excitement,” said Editor Lonnie Wilkey.
Immediate plans call for the continuation of its biweekly print edition. A new website which will be updated several times each week will be launched before or in the month of October, Wilkey said.
This week’s issue features a new masthead for the B&R that will also appear on the website.
Designer Royce DeGrie of the TBC Communications Team said the “design of the new masthead was created in remembrance of the rich and long-standing history of the Baptist and Reflector.
“As we looked back through many years of past issues in the archives to draw inspiration for a new design, we hoped to honor the 180 years history of the paper with a classic design reflective of the journalistic integrity with which the paper has always been produced,” he noted.