PRESIDENT CANER NAMES NEW VICE PRESIDENT OF COMMUNICATIONS
Southern Baptist Publisher and Author Peter Lumpkins to Assume Post
Following their January Board of Trustees meeting on the campus of the Brewton-Parker College, Dr. Ergun Caner wasted no time in announcing his first Cabinet appointment since becoming President of the Georgia Baptist college on January 1:
“It is my honor to announce that Peter Lumpkins, one of the most well-known and respected writers in the Southern Baptist Convention, has accepted my offer to become the new Vice President of Communications here at Brewton-Parker College.”
Dr. Caner placed a strong emphasis on both the importance of the position for the college and the qualifications of Mr. Lumpkins to fulfill those duties,
“One of the most important roles of a college is consistently ‘tell its story,’ to alumni, churches and constituents. Peter Lumpkins is singularly qualified for such a monumental task. A graduate of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, Peter has written three books, runs a successful publishing company and is one of the most popular voices in the new social media.
He is a perfect fit for us, as he provides a much needed voice for traditional and grassroots Southern Baptists. He is a bold preacher, a personal soul winner, a local churchman and a fearless writer. I consider his book Alcohol Today: Abstinence in an Age of Indulgence to be one of the best books on the subject. His blog, SBC Tomorrow, is one of the most-read religious blogs in the SBC, averaging over 64,000 hits a month since its launch in 2006.
As one of the three Georgia Baptist institutions, we needed someone who could speak both to us and for us here in Georgia. Peter has served in Georgia churches for the past seventeen years. We welcome Peter and his wife Kathy Lynn to the BPC family.”
According to the President’s office, Lumpkins shall begin his duties on February 1, and he shall oversee every venue of writing and marketing on the campus, including Alumni Newsletters, web content, social media, and academic publishing. He shall also direct and oversee the new media launches of Brewton-Parker College, while serving on the President’s Cabinet.