ABHMS calls new director of Communications and Marketing

VALLEY FORGE, PA (11/21/2023)–American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) is pleased to announce that Curtis Ramsey-Lucas has answered the call to become the new director of the Communications and Marketing unit at ABHMS. A long-term ABHMS employee, Ramsey-Lucas has served 20 years as the editor of “The Christian Citizen,” an award-winning digital and print magazine that offers thoughtful commentary on matters relating to justice, mercy, and faith.

As director, Ramsey-Lucas will take on the leadership of the Communications and Marketing team with The Christian Citizen continuing under his direction. In his new position, Ramsey-Lucas sees the opportunity to communicate the ABHMS mission through a variety of strategically deployed channels. “It is an honor to be engaged in the work of an organization with as rich a history as that of ABHMS and a privilege to have a hand in shaping the current and future direction of our mission and ministry,” he said. “We have a great story to tell, and I look forward to the opportunity to guide our Communications and Marketing team in telling it.”

“Curtis Ramsey-Lucas brings exceptional knowledge, insights, and professional experience to the position of Communications and Marketing director after 28 years of service with ABHMS, in a variety of capacities, most recently as editor of The Christian Citizen,” said Dr. Jeffrey Haggray, executive director of ABHMS. “He will continue serving as editor of that outstanding publication, as he provides leadership to our entire marketing and communications staff. A longtime American Baptist and leader in Baptist circles in his own right, I am excited about his new role.”

An award-winning writer, Ramsey-Lucas has been published in The Washington Post, Religion News Service, The Christian Century, Sojourners, Baptist News Global, and Good Faith Media.

Beyond ABHMS, Ramsey-Lucas serves on the Disability Advisory Roundtable of the American Association of People with Disabilities, the board of directors of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty, and the Religious Liberty and Human Rights commissions of the Baptist World Alliance. He is a member of the Religion Communicators Council and the National Press Club.

American Baptist Home Mission Societies partners with American Baptists to promote Christian faith, cultivate Christ-centered leaders and disciples, and bring healing and transformation to communities across the United States and Puerto Rico.

American Baptist Churches USA is one of the most diverse Christian denominations today, with approximately 5,000 congregations comprised of 1.3 million members, across the United States and Puerto Rico, all engaged in God’s mission around the world.