Jennifer Rash

Jennifer Davis Rash,

Jennifer Davis Rash serves as president and editor-in-chief of TAB Media Group.

A native of Phil Campbell, Rash earned her associate’s degree from Northwest Community College, her bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Alabama and her master of theological studies from Beeson Divinity School at Samford University in Birmingham. In June 2020, she was honored with a doctor of humane letters from Judson College in Marion.

Rash came to TAB Media Group in January 1996 as a news writer and worked her way up to managing editor then executive editor before being named editor-elect in 2015. She then became the first female editor of a major Baptist newspaper on Jan. 1, 2019. Throughout the years, she has helped lead the editorial team to win more than 275 national awards and was honored with the Joanne Sloan National Award for the Encouragement of Writers in 2021.

While on staff at TAB Media Group, Rash has served in a variety of national, state and church leadership roles. Some of the roles include serving as president of Baptist Communicators Association and vice president of Associated Church Press, two national organizations for professional Christian communicators, and in various positions with Religion Communicators Council, Evangelical Press Association and Alabama Press Association. She also is a past president of the Association of State Baptist Publications and has served on a variety of study committees and task forces for ASBP through the years.

Before coming to TAB Media Group she served for two years with the International Mission Board and Caribbean Christian Publications.

She and her husband, Jason, are active members of NorthPark Baptist Church, Trussville.

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Shawn Hendricks

Shawn Hendricks,
Content Editor

Shawn Hendricks has worked in Southern Baptist communications for 25 years. He joined TAB Media first as a correspondent before coming on board full time in 2021. Among his experience, he has worked with two other state papers, Baptist Press, a Baptist university and the International Mission Board. He graduated in 1996 from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee, with a Communication Arts/Journalism degree. He is currently getting his master’s degree in strategic and digital communication from the University of Tennessee. He and his wife, Stephanie, have a daughter, Laura, and live in the Nashville area. They are members of First Baptist Church, Hendersonville, Tennessee. To contact Shawn, click here.

Grace Thornton

Grace Thornton,
Special Assignments Editor

Grace has served in denominational communications since 2003, both domestically and abroad. Grace earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and English from Mississippi College and has done some graduate study at the University of Alabama and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. She’s the author of two books, “I Don’t Wait Anymore” and “Unshakable Pursuit.” Grace also co-authored “The Alabama Baptist: Celebrating 175 Years of Informing, Inspiring and Connecting Baptists.” She is a member of The Church at Brook Hills, Birmingham. To read more about her and the way she sees God move in daily life, visit To contact Grace, click here.

Dianna Cagle

Dianna Cagle,
Assistant to the Editor

Dianna has served in denominational communications for 19 years. She was assistant editor for the Biblical Recorder, North Carolina’s Baptist news journal, for more than 14 years. She has been a page designer/copy editor for several newspapers as well as wire editor and assistant copy desk manager. She served as a missionary with the North American Mission Board in church and community ministries. Dianna earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism and history from the University of Alabama. She has a master’s of divinity degree in biblical counseling from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C., and is a member of Pelham First Baptist Church. To contact Dianna, click here.

Lauren Grim

Lauren C. Grim,
Creative Services Manager

Lauren has been a graphic designer for denominational publications since 2006. She has been employed by The Alabama Baptist since Aug. 10, 2004, becoming its creative services manager in January 2019. A native of Clarksdale, Mississippi, Lauren received a bachelor of arts degree in graphic design at Mississippi College. She has earned 16 hours in theological studies at Beeson Divinity School. She and her husband, Myles, live in Hernando, Mississippi. They have a daughter, Alana, and a son, Mason, and are members of Hernando Baptist Church. To contact Lauren Grim, click here.

James Hammack,
Digital Services Manager

James has extensive experience in web development and design. He is originally from the Tuscaloosa area of Alabama and earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from Auburn University at Montgomery. James and his wife, Alicia, have a son, Jace, and daughters, Ellie Bre and Abigail. They live in Prattville, Alabama, and are members of Sovereign Grace Church. To contact James, click here.

Sarah Gill,
Subscriptions Manager

Sarah joined TAB Media Group part-time in April 2017. She transitioned into a full-time position in August 2020 and is currently the subscription manager. She is originally from Albertville and earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in landscape design and horticulture from Auburn University. She has experience in church software training and customer technology support. Sarah and her husband, Bryan, have a son, Charles, and a daughter, Perri. They live in Homewood and are members of Homewood Community Church. To contact Sarah, click here.

Susan Stevens,
Director of Advertising

Susan has been connecting advertisers with Southern Baptists since November 2011. She has a bachelor of science degree from Samford University, and worked in advertising and sales for several organizations prior to joining TAB Media. She and her husband, Ralph, have two children. They are members of Shades Mountain Baptist Church, Vestavia Hills. To contact Susan, click here.

Pam Holt,
Advertising Representative

Pam has been employed at TAB Media Group since July 2008 and moved to an outside advertising sales representative position in 2015. Prior to coming to the paper, she owned a retail business in the Fairhope area, worked with an international company as corporate manager of benefits in human resources and also has years of sales experience working in the healthcare industries. She was one of the original people to organize and start Riverchase United Methodist Church, Hoover, where she remains a member. She has two children, two grandsons with each having incredible wives, and three great-grandchildren that she adores in the Birmingham and Fairhope areas. To contact Pam, click here.

Trennis Henderson

Trennis Henderson,
Regional Correspondent

Trennis has served in Christian communications for four decades, including serving as editor of the Arkansas Baptist News and Kentucky Western Recorder and vice president of communications at Ouachita Baptist University. He and his wife, Pam, served most recently as national correspondents for National Woman’s Missionary Union. Trennis holds degrees from College of the Ozarks and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has served as national president
of both Baptist Communicators Association and the Association
of State Baptist Publications.
An award-winning journalist, he earned BCA’s national grand prize for feature writing in 2020. He and his wife, Pam, joined TAB Media Group in August 2021. To contact Trennis, click here.

Pam Henderson

Pam Henderson,
Regional Correspondent

Pam has served in church and denominational ministry for more than 20 years, including serving 17 years at churches in Missouri, Kentucky and Arkansas. Most recently, she and her husband, Trennis, served three years as national correspondents for national Woman’s Missionary Union. In their current roles, they continue to travel and represent The Baptist Paper across the U.S. An award-winning photographer, Pam also has experience as a videographer and video producer. She is a graduate of Taylor University in Indiana. She and her husband have two adult daughters, Emily and Audrey, and five adorable grandchildren. To contact Pam, click here.