News Articles

Southeastern names Lee Weeks news & information editor

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP)–An eight-year newspaper veteran and former youth pastor has been named news and information editor at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Lee Weeks, 27, of Fayetteville, N.C., fills the post vacated in May 1996 by Dwayne Hastings when he was named director of communications for the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission.
Since Hastings’ departure, Weeks has served part time as news and information editor at Southeastern while pursuing a master of divinity degree. Weeks assumed the editorship on a full-time basis Aug. 1. He will continue pursuing his seminary degree as a part-time student.
Weeks came to the Wake Forest, N.C., seminary in August 1995 as first-year student and worked as a contributing writer to the seminary’s publications. Weeks also partnered with Hastings in 1995 to create Southeastern’s current newspaper, The Olive Press.
Before enrolling at Southeastern, Weeks was a journalist with the Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer-Times, covering local and regional government, education, court and crime and writing other features for more than three years. Before going to Fayetteville, Weeks worked part time as staff writer for The News and Observer, Raleigh, N.C.
The Greensboro, N.C., native earned a bachelor of arts degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1992. While at UNC-CH, Weeks worked as a reporter for the university’s television and radio stations.
While in seminary, Weeks served as youth pastor for a year at Cedar Creek Baptist Church, Fayetteville, where he also has served as a deacon and Sunday school teacher.
As news and information editor at Southeastern, Weeks will be responsible for the production of the Olive Press, as well as the school’s Outlook magazine.
“Writing articles about God’s miraculous work in the lives and ministries of Southeastern’s students and alumni affirms my faith daily in God’s sovereignty,” Weeks said. “My pursuit of headlines in the daily newspaper brought only temporal satisfaction, but ministering through the inspirational stories about God’s abiding strength glorified in people’s weaknesses, I believe, is a kingdom work that will last forever.”
Weeks and his wife, Dawn, will reside in Wake Forest.