Congratulations to Bob Terry, editor-emeritus of The Alabama Baptist, for being awarded the William B. Lipphard Award for Distinguished Service to Religious Journalism by Associated Church Press (ACP).
The William B. Lipphard Award was established by ACP in 1966. The award is not handed out annually but rather when someone fits the criteria.
According to the ACP website, winners of the award have made distinguished contributions in the field of religious journalism over a significant period of time; have performed with unusual distinction, courage or integrity in the religious press; have contributed influence which has markedly changed or advanced the ideals for which ACP stands; or possess the personal qualities and talents held to be exemplary in the whole field.
The Lipphard award is conferred upon the recommendation of a jury chosen by the ACP board of directors after a nomination is made.
Terry also received two awards for his personal experience article, “Don’t give up on God,” the third article in a six-part series written by Terry detailing the death of his first wife, Eleanor, and his faith journey during and after the tragedy.
“Don’t give up on God” was given an award of excellence from ACP and first place for feature writing, first-person column by Baptist Communicators Association. To read the full “Learning about God: A Personal Story” series go to www.tabonline.org/learningaboutgod.
Terry, who currently serves as adviser to the president for faith networks at Samford University in Birmingham, also was awarded fourth place in editorial writing for “Saying No to Racism” by Evangelical Press Association. (TAB)