About Adelle M. Banks

Adelle M. Banks joined the Religion News Service staff in 1995. She previously was the religion reporter at the Orlando Sentinel and a reporter at The Providence Journal and newspapers in the upstate New York communities of Syracuse and Binghamton. A graduate of Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Mass., she spearheaded an RNS project on the March on Washington that won a 2014 Wilbur Award from the Religion Communicators Council. 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.


Ronnie Floyd: 5 fast facts

1. Who: The newly elected president of the Southern Baptist Convention, Floyd was nominated before, in 2006, but lost to Frank Page. On Tuesday (June 10), he received 52 percent of the vote. He will serve one year and be eligible for another one-year term. 2. Age: 58, born in Gonzales, Texas 3. Seminary:  Southwestern […]