Dallas—Baptist Standard Editor Marv Knox has been named fourth recipient of the Greg Warner Lifetime Achievement Award in Religious Journalism by directors of Baptist News Global, a journalistic organization formed last year in a merger of Virginia’s Religious Herald and Associated Baptist Press.
Knox, one of the Baptist state newspaper editors that supported the establishment of ABP as an independent news service in 1990 and a longtime member of its board of directors, was honored at the Friends of BNG Dinner June 18 in Dallas held in conjunction with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship General Assembly.
“Marv Knox is one of the premier journalists in American religion,” said David Wilkinson, executive director and publisher of Baptist News Global. “As a brilliant writer and editor, his influence on Baptist life has been profound. Over a 36-year career, his work has consistently reflected the highest standards of journalistic excellence. He has fashioned a rich legacy etched with courage, integrity and grace.”
A graduate of Hardin-Simmons University and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Knox joined Baptist Standard Publishing as associate editor in December 1995 before being named editor effective January 1999.
Knox previously served as editor of the Western Recorder, the Baptist paper of Kentucky, from 1990 to 1995. Before that he was features editor for Baptist Press, associate editor of the Baptist Message of Louisiana, director of news and information at Southern Seminary, assistant news director of the Southern Baptist Home (now North American) Mission Board in Atlanta, and staff writer for the Abilene Reporter News.
The award established in 2009 recognizes courage and integrity in reporting important issues related to matters of faith and writing and reporting that consistently reflect the highest standards of journalism. (BNG)