Jonathan Howe Named Vice President of Communications for the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee

Jonathan P. Howe has been named vice president of communications for the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee effective Sept. 5. He and his wife Beth have four children — Ethan, 15 , Parker, 12, Micah, 6, and Avery, 5. Submitted photo

Jonathan P. Howe has been named vice president of communications for the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee effective Sept. 5.

Officers of the Executive Committee approved Howe upon recommendation of EC President Ronnie Floyd during an Aug. 28 conference call.

Howe, of Franklin, Tenn., will oversee all SBC Executive Committee communications including SBC.netSBC LIFE, Baptist Press, social media initiatives and other media and messaging strategies.

Howe most recently served as director of strategic initiatives with LifeWay Christian Resources, a position he held for eight years. In that role, he was responsible for the content strategy and marketing of ThomRainer.com, EdStetzer.com and LifeWayPastors.com.

He is also co-host of “SBC This Week,” a weekly podcast he and Amy Whitfield of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary have produced since June 2015. See related BP stories here and here. At LifeWay, Howe also hosted and produced weekly podcast episodes of “Rainer on Leadership” and “Revitalize & Replant” and developed and implemented a new content strategy for FactsAndTrends.net.

“Jonathan Howe is one of the younger and most influential voices in Southern Baptist life,” Floyd told BP. “He understands the various channels of communication in our world today and, as our vice president of communications, he will help us communicate God’s truth and our vision in current ways.”

Floyd noted that SBC This Week will soon become the official podcast of the Executive Committee.

Howe and Whitfield, Floyd said, “who love the work of our convention, have done so much to forward and advance our work to all Southern Baptists.”

Whitfield said of Howe, “Jonathan is an incredibly gifted communications professional, but even more than that, his genuine commitment to Southern Baptist cooperation is unmatched. He will be a tremendous asset to the Executive Committee and the Southern Baptist Convention.”

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Source: Baptist Press