About Adelle M. Banks

Adelle M. Banks joined the Religion News Service staff in 1995 after working for more than 10 years at daily newspapers in the upstate New York communities of Binghamton and Syracuse, The Providence Journal, and the Orlando Sentinel.

Before coming to RNS, she was a full-time religion reporter for six years in Orlando, covered the beat during part of her time in Syracuse and contributed to religion coverage at the other papers. A graduate of Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Mass., Banks was a third-place winner in the Religion Newswriters Association’s Religion Reporter of the Year contest in 2011 and 1998. She also has been honored by Associated Church Press.


Gavin MacLeod: ‘Love Boat’ captain now ‘ambassador for Christ’

(RNS) You may remember him as Murray on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” or Captain Stubing on “The Love Boat.” But Gavin MacLeod — whose acting career is bookended with a spiritual TV program and a Christian movie — says his calling is now to be an “ambassador for Christ.” The 82-year-old actor is out with a new book, “This Is Your Captain Speaking: My Fantastic Voyage Through Hollywood, Faith and Life.”