LOUISVILLE, Ky. (KT) – Brandon Porter was elevated to the position of communications director with the Kentucky Baptist Convention on Thursday.
Porter, who has worked with news organizations and churches throughout his career, has been part of the communications department at the KBC since last July and has carried the interim communications director position since February.
In that role he has overseen marketing and promotion strategies in the KBC, along with watching over the monthly publication of the Western Recorder magazine and the daily production of news for Kentucky Today.
“Brandon has the right mixture of communications, broadcasting and pastoral experience, which will help him to be effective in this role,” said KBC Executive Director Dr. Todd Gray. “He understands communications while at the same time he knows how to shepherd and lead the team members he supervises.”
Porter worked in several roles in churches in Kentucky and Alabama. He also worked with radio and television news outlets in Birmingham, Alabama, and Bowling Green. He was the media director for the Commonwealth Policy Foundation before coming to the KBC.
“I’m grateful for the opportunity to serve Kentucky Baptists in this role. To serve Christ and His church through the work of the KBC is an honor,” he said.
Curtis Woods, associate executive director at the KBC, lauded the hiring of Porter as being good for Kentucky Baptists.
"Brandon Porter will help our team reach Kentucky and the world for Christ," he said. "His commitment to the gospel and Kentucky Baptists have a long history of pastoral leadership."
Porter has degrees from Western Kentucky University, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Porter has served as pastor of three different churches in Kentucky.
“So many Kentucky Baptists have poured into my life over the years,” he said. “I’m so grateful for the godly men and women who have prayed for me, taught me, cared for me, encouraged me, and helped me grow in my faith.”
Gray is confident in Porter’s abilities to leads the Communications team.
“Brandon gladly serves under the mission statement of by churches, for churches, to help churches, reach Kentucky and the world for Christ. He gladly accepts that we are a ‘Big Tent’ convention and has already proven a willingness and desire to serve all Kentucky Baptists.”
Porter and his wife, Monica, have five children: Maddox, Isaac, Eliza, Jameson and Millie.