Terry White, former executive director of the Brethren Missionary Herald Company, has been named to the inaugural Legacy Council by the Evangelical Press Association (EPA). He, along with Roger Palms, former editor of Decision magazine, and Doug Trouten, former EPA executive director, will act in an advisory and mentoring role to the board and staff. The Legacy Council is made up of select Past Presidents with members serving three-year terms.
White’s storied career in Christian journalism began in 1968 when he attended his first EPA convention in Minneapolis. He has attended all but five conventions since then, likely making him the most recognizable person within EPA. He has served EPA in multiple capacities such as convention chair, scholarship committee, ethics committee, awards committee, contest judge and other areas. He served as President from 1999 to 2001.
Publications that he has been part of over the years include The Standard (Baptist General Conference), Brethren Missionary Herald Magazine, FGBC World, Inside Journal, Twin Cities Christian, Minnesota Christian Chronicle, The Christian Communicator, Christian Management Report, Christian BusinessLife Digest, and Potomac Falls Together.
In 2002, White received the Joseph Bayly Lifetime Achievement Award from EPA for his distinguished service to EPA and the field of journalism.
A graduate of Grace College and Indiana University, he also studied Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Iowa. He holds an Ed.D. degree in Organizational Leadership from Indiana Wesleyan University and currently teaches journalism at Grace College. As the author of the centennial history of the town of Winona Lake (Winona at 100: Third Wave Rising), he serves as the unofficial town historian, volunteering as a docent in the Winona History Center and Billy Sunday Museum.
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