Veteran Journalists Alford, Guthrie Join InChrist Communications


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CHARLOTTE, NC — InChrist Communications (ICC) (, a national, full-service communications firm serving faith-based ministries, churches and businesses, has added to its team prominent Christian journalists Deann Alford and Stan Guthrie as managing editor and editor-at-large, respectively.

As managing editor, Alford will oversee all writing by ICC staff and writers for ICC clients, as well as authoring press releases and articles and providing strategic communications counsel. A senior writer for “Christianity Today” magazine, she is a 19-year veteran journalist who has worked as a beat reporter and news editor in daily and weekly newspapers. She has served as a freelance journalist for publications and news services, including Compass Direct News, Religion News Service and “Pentecostal Evangel,” and as guest editor for “World Pulse,” the missions letter of the Evangelism and Missions Information Service of Wheaton College. Alford lives with her family in Austin, Texas.

Guthrie, ICC’s editor-at-large and senior consultant, has a range of duties that includes writing, editing and strategic counsel. An accomplished author and co-author of three books, Guthrie served as an editor for “Christianity Today” for more than eight years and remains an editor-at-large at the publication. He has extensive experience in daily newspapers and as an editor, teacher, podcast host, radio commentator and author of news, columns, editorials and feature articles. At Wheaton’s Evangelism and Missions Information Service, he served as “World Pulse” editor and managing editor of “Evangelical Missions Quarterly.” Guthrie and his family make their home in Wheaton, Ill.

Holt welcomed the newest staff as vital additions to a growing company that provides public relations/publicity, marketing, advertising, creative services and special projects:

“Deann and Stan bring years of journalistic and ministry knowledge and wisdom to ICC and its clients – especially in the area of missions,” said Holt. “We are blessed to have them become important parts of our dedicated team.”

Alford is enthusiastic about joining the accomplished staff at ICC. “I am so pleased to work with a firm as committed to integrity and excellence as InChrist Communications,” she said.

Guthrie feels honored to serve the faith-based community through ICC. “InChrist Communications and Palmer Holt have high professional and moral standards and represent some of the world’s best ministries,” Guthrie said. “It’s an honor to be associated with them, and with Deann Alford, a colleague of many years.”

InChrist Communications clients include MAF (Mission Aviation Fellowship), ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability), Open Doors USA, HCJB Global, Outreach Inc., The Mission Society and Douglas Shaw & Associates.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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