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Danny Conn NAMED Director of student and children ministries
NASHVILLE, TN Dr. Danny Conn, a leading Florida pastor, educator and editor, has been named Student and Children’s Ministry Director at Randall House Publications, according to CEO Ron Hunter. He begins his new duties September 1, 2006, after 20 years as a Christian educator, youth minister, and pastor in Oklahoma and Florida.
Mr. Hunter said, “We are delighted that a man of Danny Conn’s experience in youth ministry, event management, pastoral leadership, and editorial skills is joining the Randall House team. We are moving into a more sophisticated era for children’s and youth ministry, and he brings the perfect blend of warmth and professionalism to the position.”
Danny’s primary duties will focus on logistical coordination, rather than extensive direct contact with the children and students. He will secure and direct leaders for specific programs, as well as supervise promotions, budgetary matters, and general content.
His responsibilities will include directing the National Youth Conference (NYC), Truth and Peace, and the National YETeam. He will use youth leaders from the field as program coordinators for Truth and Peace as well as the National YETeam. Danny, in concert with the General Director of Randall House, will appoint a National Youth and Children’s Advisory Council for incubation of fresh ideas and strategic planning.
“This new challenge is something that God has been preparing me for educationally and spiritually for several years now,” Danny said. “Serving in Florida with state leaders and pastors, with the Youth Conference and Christian Education Board, and six years as editor of The Co-Ordinator (state paper) has been a crucial element in the preparation process, bringing me in contact with the broader Free Will Baptist work.”
Danny completed his doctorate (Ed.D.) at Pensacola Christian College after earning an M.A. degree at the Free Will Baptist Bible College Graduate School (1984) and a B.A. degree at Hillsdale FWB College (1982).
While in Oklahoma, he served two years as principal of a Christian school in Tulsa, and six years as youth minister in Ardmore. His Florida pastorates include Pleasant Hill FWB Church in Bonifay (1997-2000) and Soul’s Harbor FWB Church in Pensacola (2000-2006).
Danny has been a member of both the Oklahoma Christian Education Board and the Florida Youth Board. He currently chairs Florida’s Christian Ministries Board, and serves on the state Planning Committee and Steering Committee where he organizes and oversees the State Youth Conference and Competition. He participates in a variety of state outreaches and coordinates efforts for Florida’s Disaster Response Team.
He has valuable hands-on experience nationally with NYC, and was Competition Coordinator for the 2006 NYC in Birmingham. He served as Convention Photographer for the National Association of Free Will Baptists (2001-2005), and has written articles for ONE Magazine.
CLEAR Horizon Magazine Wins honors
NASHVILLE, TN Randall House Publications won first place in Publication Design at the 2006 Evangelical Press Association Convention in Orlando, Florida. Evangelical Press Association (EPA) hosts the “Higher Goals in Christian Journalism Awards” annually to promote excellence in writing, design, and impact of the journalistic community among believers.
“This award was an honor and it speaks to the heart of why we produce this product. Teachers are looking for well-designed and engaging products that excite their students to study their Bibles,” said Ron Hunter, CEO of Randall House Publications. He went on to say, “We believe that delivering curriculum in a magazine format captures the attention of teens and adults more than would a simple study guide.”
CLEAR Horizon is the senior high student magazine and part of an innovative curriculum that connects families with the Word of God according to the principles found in Deuteronomy chapter 6. It combines daily Bible studies with articles and magazine features. The purpose of CLEAR is to strengthen small group Bible studies and Sunday School classes by empowering moms, dads, and grandparents to find teachable moments in the home everyday. This application-driven curriculum does more than teach Bible stories; it changes behavior based upon biblical principles.
Randall House has produced Sunday School curriculum, small group products, and books for nearly a half of century, serving churches across North America and around the world. For more information about CLEAR Horizon and other CLEAR curriculum items go to www.randallhouse.com or call (800) 877-7030.
Randall House Wins Five Publishing Awards
NASHVILLE, TN Randall House Publications won five Premier Print Awards in 2006 regional competition sponsored by Printing Industries of America / Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF), according to Randall House CEO Ron Hunter. The awards include three Awards of Excellence, an Award of Merit, and a Best of Division.
Mr. Hunter said, “This is another major step upward in the tradition of printing excellence for Randall House. Earlier this year, we were delighted to win first place in publication design at the 2006 Evangelical Press Association. The 2006 PIA/GATF awards place Randall House alongside the best secular pieces in competition with the whole universe of print professionals in the South. Believe me, this was a total team effort and team victory, and we’re proud of the first-rate Randall House team.”
The Premier Print Awards cover work done by printers, trade binderies and other finishing craftsmen, prepress specialists, and everyone involved in the production of an outstanding printed piece. PIA/GATF is the world’s largest graphic arts trade association representing an industry with $16.1 billion in revenue and 1.2 million employees.
The five Premier Print Awards reflect the rapid advances that Randall House has made in professional design and graphics with CLEAR curriculum and other products, including small group resources and books.
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
CLEAR Horizon: On Mission from God
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
Explorer’s Guide 2: The Gift of Grace
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE
CLEAR Horizon: The Darkness of Pain
AWARD OF MERIT
My Cuddle Time Storybook: I Believe in God!
BEST OF DIVISION
CLEAR Living: Character of Christ
The PIA/GATF awards were created to encourage industry professionals to serve as models for others. They demonstrate mastery of new or complex printing processes, and recognize individuals and companies for outstanding accomplishments in the graphic communications industry.
Randall House Publications is the official publishing arm of the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Inc., and has served churches across North America and around the world for nearly half a century. For more information about these products call (800) 877-7030 or visit www.randallhouse.com.