2019 Awards of Excellence

Presented during EPA’s 2019 convention, the 2019 Awards of Excellence honor the best work done in EPA publications during the 2018 calendar year.

Click here to view or download Liaison 2019 Awards Edition.


Campus (Digital)

Award of Excellence: The Liberty Champion | Liberty University — Logan Smith, Chad Wylie, Lillian Abbatacola, Jenna Crenshaw, Emily Baker, Faith Banford

Awards of Merit: The Chimes | Biola University — Christian Leonard, Austin Green. The Empire State Tribune | The King’s College — Bernadette Berdychowski, Savannah White, Paul Glader, Clemente Lisi. The Banner | California Baptist University — Tess Schoonhoven, Robert Jordan, Sage Zbinden

Campus (Print)

Award of Excellence: Pursuit | California Baptist University — Lauren Sawdey, Lauren Shelburne, Randy Plavajka, Kathleen Phillips

Awards of Merit: Liberty Champion | Liberty University — Logan Smith, Chad Wylie, Lillian Abbatacola, Jenna Crenshaw, Emily Baker, Ryan Klinker. The Chimes | Biola University — Christian Leonard, Austin Green, Rafik Abousoliman, Faith Lee. The Banner | California Baptist University — Alexandra Applegate, Krista Abrahamsen, Reagen Lee

Christian Ministry (Digital)

Award of Excellence: ERLC.com — Dan Darling, Jason Thacker, Matt Heerema, Mark Priestap, Marie Delph, Lindsay Nicolet

Awards of Merit: ChurchLawAndTax.com — Rob Toal, Samuel Ogles, Michelle Dowell, Matthew Branaugh, Louise Ferrebee, Emily Lund. Facts & Trends Online — Carol Pipes, Aaron Earls, Joy Allmond, Aaron Wilson, Bob Smietana, Katie Shull. Leading Hearts — Linda Evans Shepherd, Amber Weigand-Buckley

Christian Ministry (Print)

Award of Excellence: Citizen — Karla Dial, Doug Fleener, Matt Kaufman

Awards of Merit: Outreach Magazine. Facts & Trends — Carol Pipes, Aaron Earls, Joy Allmond, Aaron Wilson, Bob Smietana, Katie Shull. Resource

Denominational (Digital)

Award of Excellence: Baptist Press — Shawn Hendricks, Art Toalston, David Roach, Diana Chandler, Laura Erlanson, Marcia Knox

Awards of Merit: EFCA Blog — Abby Farson Pratt, Kevin Horner, Rae Phillips, Zack Bryant, Jeremy Cherry, Josh Bryant. The Baptist Standard — Eric Black, Ken Camp, Isa Torres, Julie Sorrels, Kayla Peltoma. The Banner — Shiao Chong, Judith Claire Hardy, Kristy Quist, Alissa Vernon, Gayla Postma, Dean Heetderks

Denominational (Print)

Award of Excellence: War Cry — Lt. Colonel Allen Satterlee, Major Frank Duracher, Jeff McDonald, Roger Selvage, Ashley Schener, Gloria Hull

Awards of Merit: The Covenant Companion. Light + Life Magazine — Jay Cordova, Jeff Finley, Kaylin Sallenback, Karen Cantu, Mark Crawford, Karen Kinnaman. The Banner — Shiao Chong, Judith Claire Hardy, Kristy Quist, Alissa Vernon, Gayla Postma, Dean

Devotional (Print)

Award of Excellence: Forward — David Jones, Derek Lewis, Katy Fry, Nic Dennis, Andrea Young

Awards of Merit: The Brink — David Jones, Katy Fry, Sondra Blackburn, Nic Dennis, Andrea Young. Fusion — Carol Reid, Randy Ledbetter, David Jones, Danny Conn, Marianne Stewart, Andrea Young. In Touch — Cameron Lawrence, Jamie Hughes, Aline Mello, Sandy Feit, Kayla Yiu, Dallas Hazelrig

General (Digital)

Award of Excellence: Christianity Today Online

Awards of Merit: Sojourners Online — Sandi Villarreal. Fathom — Kelsey Hency, Jonathan Minnema, Collin Huber, Jed Ostoich, Sophie DeMuth, Rachel Joy Welcher. Boundless — Lisa Anderson, James Clapper

General (Print)

Award of Excellence: Answers Magazine — Dale Mason, Mike Matthews, Sarah Eshleman, Melissa Webb, Dan Stelzer, Chris Neville

Awards of Merit: Christian History — Jennifer Woodruff Tait, Dawn Moore, Doug Johnson, Matthew Rosebrock, Kaylena Radcliff, Dan Graves. Prayer Connect — Carol Madison, Jonathan Graf, Bridget Rennie. Sojourners — Jim Rice, Ed Spivey Jr., Rose Marie Berger, Julie Polter, Betsy Shirley, Da’Shawn Mosley

Higher Ed (Digital)

Award of Excellence: FULLER Studio — Lauralee Farrer, Tamara Johnston McMahon, Becky Still, Michael Wright, Kathryn Sangsland, Elijah Davidson

Higher Ed (Print)

Award of Excellence: Evangel Magazine | Evangel University — Matt Hufman, David Mayne, Beth Solano, Patricia Hansen

Awards of Merit: FULLER | Fuller Seminary — Lauralee Farrer, Tamara Johnston McMahon, Becky Still, Michael Wright, Kathryn Sangsland, Katy Cook. DTS Magazine | Dallas Theological Seminary — Raquel Wroten, Edward Herrelko. Cedarville Magazine | Cedarville University — Janice Supplee, Clem Boyd, Craig Salisbury, Michele Solomon, Scott Huck, Chad Jackson

Missions (Digital)

Award of Excellence: IMB.org — Rodney Calfee, Tina Boesch, Meredith Cook, Alex Crain, Doug Ponder, Rachel Cohen

Missions (Print)

Award of Excellence: Worldview — Marc McBride, Scott Harrup

Award of Merit: Intercede — James Eagles, Alan Doerksen

Newsletter (Print)

Award of Excellence: Luke Society News — Dan Breen

Award of Merit: Church Finance Today — Rob Toal, Chris Lutes, Matthew Branaugh, Jim Bolton, Michelle Dowell, Louise Ferrebee

E-Newsletter (Digital)

Award of Excellence: NRB Today — James A. Smith Sr., Kenneth Chan, Mary Montemayor, Anne Dunlap, Aaron Mercer, Sharon Schnell

Award of Merit: Help & Hope from FamilyLife — Carrie Morris

Newspaper (Print)

Award of Excellence: The Christian Chronicle — Erik Tryggestad, Lynn McMillon, Bobby Ross Jr., Chellie Ison, Tonya Patton, Lynda Sheehan

Awards of Merit: Illinois Baptist — Eric Reed, Meredith Flynn, Kris Kell, Lisa Misner, Andrew Woodrow, Leah Honnen. The Alabama Baptist. Indian Life — Jeanette Littleton, Kene Jackson, Jo-Anne Anderson, Robin Black

Newspaper-Online News (Digital)

Award of Excellence: The Christian Post — Dr. Richard Land, John Grano, Lillian Kwon, Melissa Barnhart, Napp Nazworth, Hannah Lee

Awards of Merit: The Pathway — Don Hinkle, Benjamin Hawkins, Brian Koonce. Christian News Journal — Theresa Keener

Organizational (Digital)

Award of Excellence: Cru Storylines — Rachel Ferchak, Melody Copenny, Guy Gerrard, Greg Johnson, Mark Winz

Award of Merit: World Vision Magazine — Kristy J. O’Hara-Glaspie, Heather Klinger, Sevil Omer, Rachael Boyer, Matthew Brennan

Organizational (Print)

Award of Excellence: The Voice of the Martyrs — Cheryl Odden, Dennis Waterman, Kim van Veen, Kevin Selders, Natasha Fullard, Cole Richards

Awards of Merit: World Vision Magazine — Kristy J. O’Hara-Glaspie, Heather Klinger, Sevil Omer, Jon Warren, Ashley Walton. Decision Magazine — Bob Paulson, Jerry Pierce, Jerri Menges, Giovanna Albanese, Jamie Adamson, Glenn Gemmell. Focus on the Family — Michael Ridgeway, Andrea Gutierrez, Brian Mellema, Jody Reiner

Youth (Print)

Award of Excellence: Brio Magazine — Pamela Woody, Cary Bates, Laura Koenig, Andrea Gutierrez, Jody Reiner, Kevin Shirin

Awards of Merit: Velocity — David Jones, Derek Lewis, Nic Dennis, Andrea Young. Adventure Guide — Katy Fry, Kathy Murphy, Jessica Swindol, Janiece Waldrop, Katie Greenwood, Andrea Young. Explorer’s Guide — Derek Lewis, Janiece Waldrop, Katie Greenwood, Sondra Blackburn, Andrea Young

Most Improved (Print)

Award of Excellence: Brio Magazine — Pamela Woody, Cary Bates, Laura Koenig, Andrea Gutierrez, Jody Reiner, Kevin Shirin

Awards of Merit: Evangel Magazine — Matt Hufman, David Mayne, Beth Solano, Patricia Hansen. Resource — Eric Reed, Kris Kell, Lisa Misner, Meredith Flynn, Andrew Woodrow, Leah Honnen. One Magazine — Keith Burden, Eric K. Thomsen, Andrea Young, Marianne Stewart