Mark Wingfield has been named executive director and publisher at Baptist News Global (BNG).

He will begin his tenure on July 1, according to BNG’s April 15 news release, replacing the longtime head of BNG, David Wilkinson, whose retirement was announced on April 8.

Wingfield, who has served since 2004 as the associate pastor at Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas, has a bachelor of arts in journalism, is one of BNG’s regular opinion columnists and is currently serving on the BNG board of directors.

Prior to his tenure at Wilshire, he served for more than two decades in several faith-based journalism roles.

Wingfield was managing editor at The Baptist Standard in Texas from 1998 to 2003, having served previously as news director and then editor of the Western Recorder in Kentucky.

He also was associate director of news and information for the Southern Baptist Home Mission Board (now the North American Mission Board) and director of news and information for Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, prior to his time at the Recorder.

“Baptist News Global has a long history of providing important news coverage addressing critical and important issues for Baptists,” said Good Faith Media’s executive staff: Mitch Randall, CEO; Autumn Lockett, executive director of development and marketing; and John Pierce, executive editor / publisher.

“Mark Wingfield is an accomplished journalist and compassionate minister who knows the landscape and addresses pertinent issues with unique insights.

“It’s good to have him back in the world of news and opinion on a full-time basis, and we look forward to collaborating with Mark and BNG as they continue to provide a free and faithful witness.”

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