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Walsh helps TAB Media connect with pastors


Dave Walsh, pastor of Baptist Church of Ariton, knew The Alabama Baptist before her daughter, Maggie, started working for the newspaper as an intern about ten years ago.

But once she spent some time on the TAB Media team – then returned to a full-time position – he really started to realize all the resources that the Media and Communications Department had to. offer to pastors and churches.

Now Walsh, in addition to his duties as pastor, has joined the TAB Media team in a part-time role as a media and marketing consultant.

“My main goal will be to work with pastors and churches to make these connections,” he said, adding that he wanted to share with churches of all sizes how TAB can support them as a tool of ministry. .

Pasteur connections

Part of his new role is to coordinate an electronic newsletter called Pastor Connections which is aimed exclusively at senior pastors at least once a month.

“This is the group that needs to be strengthened first,” said Walsh, noting that the primary purpose of the newsletter is to organize information and education resources produced by TAB Media that will help pastors both personally and professionally.

It also provides a way to connect pastors with other Baptist ministries in Alabama available through sister entities and the TAB Media network.

Already, the newsletter has attracted responses from pastors who have allowed it to have personal conversations with them about their struggles and to encourage them.

“I want to help church leaders who are struggling with the new normal,” he said. “I can’t wait to make a difference.

Walsh will also join the effort overseen by Debbie Campbell, Director of Communications, to explain how church members, congregations and associations can effectively partner with TAB Media.

TAB editor-in-chief Jennifer Davis Rash said Walsh has already volunteered to help and is excited to make the role official.

“All of the staff at TAB Media have a close relationship with our Baptist family in Alabama and we know these bonds will only grow stronger as we move forward, but we have realized the need to focus specifically on senior pastors, ”she said. “With the increased levels of pressure on church pastors, especially in recent days, we want to make it even easier for pastors to engage with the various resources we provide. The more I learned about Dave’s heart to help other pastors and witnessed his own personal journey to discover how TAB Media can truly be a useful partner in all aspects of life, especially for those involved in church life, I knew it would be a perfect fit. . “

To sign up for the new Pastor Connections email newsletter, send your name, church, and email address to [email protected]