New Gospel Advocate head shares vision of company direction

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BNC) — Randy Duke took time out of his new role as owner of the Gospel Advocate Company, which he assumed Apr. 1, to give an exclusive interview to BNC.

BNC: What challenges do you foresee as you assume responsibility for the company?

randy-duke-gaRandy Duke: Evaluating and assessing talents/skills of employees and learning the business processes are the most important as we get started. We are not going to compromise the spiritual integrity of the Gospel Advocate, but we realize that we can improve our businesses practices and processes.

BNC: What new opportunities do you see for the company in the coming years?

Randy Duke: Embracing technology to further the message is a top priority. There will always be a need for printed material, especially in our curricula, but the potential for digital and social media is an area that needs serious investigation. Continue reading “New Gospel Advocate head shares vision of company direction”

Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. He likes to read novels in his back-porch hammock. http://randal.us

Gospel Advocate sold to Mt Juliet TN elder Randy Duke

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BNC) — The Gospel Advocate Company announced yesterday the sale of the company to Randy Duke, elder in the Mt Juliet congregation.

The sale of the fifth-oldest US magazine will be effective Apr. 1. Continue reading “Gospel Advocate sold to Mt Juliet TN elder Randy Duke”

Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. He likes to read novels in his back-porch hammock. http://randal.us

Gospel Advocate president Kerry Anderson dies

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BNc) — Kerry Anderson, president of the Gospel Advocate company, was found dead at his home the night of Aug. 13, Greg Tidwell, editor of Gospel Advocate magazine, announced yesterday.

He was 52 and died of natural causes, according to Spring Meadows minister Dale Jenkins.

No further details are available at this time.

“Kerry was dedicated Christian, a gifted song leader, and a leader among our brethren. He was bright, funny, and full of wit. He showed much wisdom and was gifted at finding solutions to publishing problems. GA was among the first publishers in America to use the technology of the lightning press, which could produce a few hundred books in a very short period of time. I’m sure Kerry had a lot to do with that,”  Search for Truth speaker Phil Sanders said.

“I will miss Kerry greatly. Our last contact was on a project to produce a wonderful tool that would bless the brotherhood. We were not able to put all the pieces together, but his help and advice were priceless. The day will come when we will pursue this opportunity. I counted Kerry as a great friend and ally,” Phil said.

The GA company’s media statement can be read in this PDF file.

Please keep the Anderson family in your prayers.

Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. He likes to read novels in his back-porch hammock. http://randal.us

Greg Tidwell named Gospel Advocate editor

MagazinesNASHVILLE, Tenn. (BNc) — Gregory Alan Tidwell has been named editor of Gospel Advocate magazine by publisher Neil W. Anderson.

Tidwell will assume the role of editor from Anderson, who will retire as editor in September. Anderson will continue as publisher.

Greg is the minister with the Fishinger and Kenney congregation in Columbus, Oh. He studied journalism and public relations at Ohio State University and was awarded the M.A. from Vanderbilt University.

Tidwell will become the seventeenth editor of the 156-year-old magazine beginning with the October issue. Continue reading “Greg Tidwell named Gospel Advocate editor”

Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. He likes to read novels in his back-porch hammock. http://randal.us

GA Updates Site with Hosted Store

Gospel Advocate magazineNASHVILLE, Tenn. (BNc)- The Gospel Advocate Company has refurbished its website with a new hosted web store to sell its books and magazines.

The company began using the homestead.com service, where it has a growing number of its books online.

The 2007-2008 GA Bookstore Catalog is also available in PDF format (4.3 mb) for download. Continue reading “GA Updates Site with Hosted Store”

Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. He likes to read novels in his back-porch hammock. http://randal.us