Summary: Accomplished communications authority with significant achievements in journalism (magazine, newspaper, online, PR), authoring, writing, editing, researching, interviewing, reporting, book publishing, and ministry. Respected persuader and teacher through printed and spoken word. Leader who motivates others to complete projects and maximize potential. Disciplined, adaptable, detail-oriented, results-oriented, professional.
Writing / Book and Periodical Editing / Effective Messaging / Book Publishing / Public Relations / Teaching / Researching / Communications Training / Managing People / Leading Projects / Preaching / Coaching
Stan Guthrie Communications Founder and Director
Wheaton, IL 05/2009 – present
A full-service literary and communications agency providing professional writing, editing, podcasting, advising, speaking, and teaching to publishing houses, online news sites, periodicals, journals, churches, ministry professionals, nonprofits, and authors.
In 2018, assigned to research and write a book on Corrie ten Boom and The Hiding Place. Ms. submitted 3 mos. early.
In 2018, serve as editor for the books 12 Words That Transform Culture and The Toxic New Religion for the Disciple Nations Alliance.
In 2017, published book: The Seven Signs of Jesus: God’s Proof for the Open-Minded. Eric Metaxas said, “Thank you, Stan Guthrie, for these wonderful ruminations on the seven signs of Jesus! They lead us beyond the signs to the One behind the signs. Highly recommended.”
In 2016-2017, Wheaton College assigned four article packages to inform and motivate constituents for $175 million capital campaign (raised $187 million). Interviewed and wrote compelling, accurate, institution-focused pieces.
In August 2014, in light of the two Americans who came down with Ebola, the Wall Street Journal requested a news analysis piece for its “Houses of Worship” feature on current missionary challenges. WSJ editor called it “great.”
In December 2013, international team of Bible scholars needed a senior prose editor for national Bible curriculum and textbook project for American high schools. Accepted assignment; met every deadline with excellence. Also in 2017, coordinated a Bible study curriculum guidebook on a tight deadline for Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church.
In April 2013, NavPress required ghostwriter to produce 60,000-word manuscript on heaven in eight weeks for nationally known pastor of a 15,000-member megachurch. Book completed two weeks early.
In September 2011, Chuck Colson’s BreakPoint media ministry (1,390 outlets, potential 8 million listeners) faced severe revenue shortfall and cut writing staff. Wrote scripts on monthly retainer. Mr. Colson (now deceased) said, “Stan Guthrie is that rare combination of deep thinker and effective communicator.” Named Editor at Large, 2015.
In April 2011, Indiana Wesleyan University sought a Visiting Author to train and mentor faculty and staff in writing and publishing. Created handbook and PowerPoint, mentored 10 individuals and lectured in classroom of 24. Provost Jerry Pattengale said, “My colleagues were enriched by his workshops and their writing was enhanced.”
In March 2010, Dinesh D’Souza sought counsel on Barack Obama book. Provided timely counsel, judicious editing. Result: The Roots of Obama’s Rage (No. 12 on New York Times list, 173,000 copies sold). Foundation for 2016: Obama’s America, fourth-highest grossing U.S. political documentary.
Christianity Today Managing Editor for Projects / Editor at Large
Carol Stream, IL 11/2000 – 6/2018
Circulation 115,000. Associate News Editor (2000-2005); Senior Associate News Editor (2005); Senior Associate Editor (2005-2007); columnist (2006-2008); Managing Editor for Projects (2007-2009); Editor at Large (2009-2018).
In March 2009, CT and Evangelical Christian Publishers Association sponsored five panel discussions at Christian Book Expo in Dallas. Researched topics, invited speakers (including Christopher Hitchens), moderated sold-out session.
In June 2006, annual CT book program ailing. Moved publication forward five months, strengthened publisher relationships. By January 2009, nearly doubled publishers (67), entries (436); led to 81-percent revenue increase.
In March 2002, CT sought to explain, illustrate global movement of Muslims into Christianity, which no mainstream publication had covered. Planned, researched, interviewed, wrote, and edited massive cover articles “Double Jeopardy” profiling two missionaries (July 2002) and “Doors into Islam” (September 2002).
Wheaton College Managing Editor / EMIS, Billy Graham Center
Wheaton, IL 8/1990 – 11/2000
Supervised production of 24 newsletter and four journal issues annually; planned, managed, edited, and wrote articles and books; managed, mentored, and trained 20 journalists on five continents; managed interns; recruited, trained, and paid authors; represented EMIS during two international trips (Ecuador, United Kingdom); led transition as nonprofit agency went without executive director for a year before joining Billy Graham Center.
Coral Ridge Ministries Staff Writer
Fort Lauderdale, FL 3/1987 – 6/1988
Wrote marketing pieces (booklets, program guides, fundraising letters, etc.) and radio announcer copy for a nonprofit issues and religion ministry broadcasting on 675 television stations and 700 radio facilities.
Boca Raton News Copy Editor
Boca Raton, FL 6/1985 – 3/1987
Developed skill editing articles and producing eye-catching headlines for all news sections; selected wire stories and columns for publication; helped revise newspaper’s abortion wording; named religion column (“Focus on Faith”).
Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies, Columbia International University (with Certificate in Biblical Studies), 1990
Bachelor of Science in Journalism, University of Florida (with marketing minor), 1985, with honors
Diploma, Boca Raton High School, 1980, with honors
AWARDS AND AFFILIATIONS
Books: author (6), co-author (1), writer (6), editor (12), contributor (8)
Articles honored in Evangelical Press Association competitions (1994, 1999, 2007, 2009)
Judge, Association of Christian Collegiate Media (2008, 2009); Southeast Journalism Conference (2011, 2012)
Workshop instructor, Evangelical Press Association (1996), World Journalism Institute (2004)
Weekly radio guest, various Moody Broadcasting Network stations (2005-present)
Licensed Minister of the Gospel, College Church in Wheaton (2015-present)
Consultant, InChrist Communications, providing opinion pieces and consulting for nonprofits such as Open Doors USA and the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (2009-present)