FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Eron Henry, associate director of communications for the Baptist World Alliance, has completed his time with the umbrella organization for Baptists after 12 years of faithful service. Henry is originally from Jamaica.
“Countless lives were impacted for Jesus Christ because of his service,” said BWA General Secretary Elijah Brown. “His contribution to the life of the BWA was far reaching.”
BWA “wishes to thank Henry for the theological grounding he provided and the joyful spirit he exuded,” Brown said, expressing his “deep appreciation for the global impact given for the glory of Jesus Christ.”
During Henry’s time with BWA, he led in building, maintaining and growing the BWA’s social media footprint through Facebook (groups/bwanet), Twitter (@TheBWA), and Instagram (@the_BWA). He led in twice redesigning the BWA website (www.bwanet.org), revamping Baptist World magazine, and winning two DeRose-Hinkhouse Awards from the Religion Communicators Council.
Henry produced 45 Baptist World magazines, about 662 news releases and 134 BWA Connects digital newsletters while at the BWA. He also edited 35 BWA books. Henry made more than 50 ministry visits around the world, sharing the love of Jesus Christ and the work of BWA. He led numerous press conferences, press rooms, seminars, and training events. He also wrote and edited speeches, reports, and messages.
Prior to his time with BWA, Henry worked in several communications and media posts in Jamaica. This included leading the Jamaica Baptist Union Media Commission, with responsibility for two weekly radio programs, a newspaper and book publishing. Henry also served as a weekly news columnist for the Daily Gleaner newspaper and as news analyst with Radio Jamaica. He also authored a novel, Reverend Mother.
Henry runs his own blog, Ole Time Sumting: A lighthearted peak into Jamaica’s past (https://oletimesumtime.com), which was recognized with an Award of Merit by the Religion Communicators Council in April 2018.