More About the Author
Brian T. Kaylor is the author of three books on religion, politics, and communication. He serves as Communications & Engagement Leader for Churchnet and Contributing Editor for Ethics Daily. His writings have won several awards, including some from the Baptist Communicators Association, the National Communication Association, the Religion Communicators Council, and the Religious Communication Association.
Brian has a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Communication from the University of Missouri, and a B.A. in Communication and Christian Ministry from Southwest Baptist University. He currently serves on the Communication Advisory Committee for the Baptist World Alliance.
Brian was an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at James Madison University (and was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure before leaving). At JMU, Brian was the Coordinator for the Advocacy Studies Concentration and taught courses in advocacy studies, political communication, research methods, and public speaking. He previously taught communication courses at the University of Missouri, Southwest Baptist University, and for the Junior Statesman Program at Northwestern University.
Brian has authored more than 170 news articles, including ones in Baptist World, Ethics Daily, and Word&Way. He has authored more than 120 columns, including ones in the Birmingham News, CNN.com, Columbia Tribune, Houston Chronicle, Kansas City Star, Roanoke Times, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and Virginian-Pilot. He has taken more than 50 published photos, including ones published in Associated Baptist Press, Christian Century, Geez, and Mennonite World Review.
Brian previously served as pastor of Union Mound Baptist Church, worked for Mountain Country Ministries of Tri-County Baptist Association, and served as a pastoral intern at University Heights Baptist Church (Springfield, MO). He and his wife, Jennifer, were married in June of 2004 and have a son.