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Georgia paper’s managing editor named ‘Baptists Today’ editor

MACON, Ga. (BP)–John D. Pierce, managing editor of Georgia’s The Christian Index since 1994, has been named editor of Baptists Today, an independent national Baptist newspaper with ties to the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and based in Macon. He will assume his new duties Feb. 1.

His role at the Index has involved news and feature writing, editing, and numerous administrative duties. He had primary responsibilities for the editing of the Index’s feature magazine, E Street Journal, one of several projects that earned him professional awards for his writing and editing skills. Pierce also served on the transition team responsible for the renovation of the Index’s new facility, Pinebloom, and the subsequent move of the Index to its new home.

Pierce joined the Index staff after 13 years as a Baptist campus minister, serving first at Southern Tech and Kennesaw colleges and later at Georgia Tech. During his tenure a new Baptist Student Center facility was built at Southern Tech and the facilities at Georgia Tech underwent major renovation.

“While we are not surprised that another newspaper has tapped him as editor, we are feeling a great loss at the Index,” said Editor William Neal. “Johnny Pierce has been a major contributor to the success of this newspaper over the past five years. He is an excellent writer and an intelligent, visionary leader who will do well wherever he serves.”

A native of Ringgold, Ga., Pierce is a graduate of Berry College and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, N.C. He earned the doctor of ministry degree from Columbia Seminary in Decatur, Ga. Pierce is married to the former Teresa Long and they have two daughters, Meredith, 6, and Abigail, 1.

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