Allan Blume has been named interim editor of North Carolina’s Biblical Recorder.
Blume previously served as executive editor and president of the Recorder for eight years, retiring May 31, 2019. Prior to serving as editor, Blume served as a pastor for more than 35 years in Texas, Oklahoma and North Carolina. He also served a three-year term as president of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s board of directors and one term as president of the North Carolina Pastors’ Conference.
In a written statement, the Biblical Recorder’s board of directors said, “Blume’s ministry among North Carolina Baptists as a pastor and past editor of the [Recorder] makes him the ideal transitional leader for the organization.” In his part-time interim role, Blume is filling a vacancy left by Seth Brown, who served first as content editor (2015–2019) and then as executive editor and president (2019–2021) of the Biblical Recorder. In September, Brown joined the North Carolina state convention staff as director of the new Convention Relations group.