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Lover of all things communications

Shannon Baker

Communications Professional, Journalist, Photographer, Graphic Designer, Follower of Jesus

As a trained journalist, I have worked in full-time ministry, telling the story of what God is doing all over the world. I have traveled as a communicator across the continents, capturing God’s story written on my heart through those whom He touched: the Sudanese refugees and disenfranchised Egyptian women in Alexandria, Egypt; the imams and villagers with whom we shared about Jesus in West Africa; the deaf children in Dominican Republic and the orphans in Guatemala, China and Haiti; the staunchly religious in Saudi Arabia; the proud and beautiful in Beijing; the inner city families destroyed by poverty, drugs and violence in New Orleans and Baltimore; and my manicurists, my neighbors, my church families.

With a God-shaped heart, I have first-hand experience in communications locally in a church setting; state-wide in a non-profit denominational organization in Maryland; and nationally at a seminary in New Orleans and with the Southern Baptist Convention’s national news service, Baptist Press, all where many of my stories have been published and recognized nationally.

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“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope” (Jeremiah 29:11).


Thankful for these skills!



Formatted photos for editorial and graphic design use.



Produced magazines, annual reports, brochures and more.


Premiere Pro

Filmed/edited promotional and storytelling videos.



Designed/reformatted vector artwork for various media.



Designed/managed several websites using this platform.


Social Media

Adept at Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other tools.


The type of work I do


Publish news locally through BaptistLIFE and nationally through Baptist Press, a syndicate for news outlets throughout the Southern Baptist Convention.


Capture the details of what God is doing, from the heightened emotions to the newsworthy moments, both for promotional and storytelling use.

Layout/Graphic Design

Design, write and otherwise produce various printed pieces: magazines, annual reports, brochures, promotional materials and more.

Online Presence

Connect with audience through various web platforms and social media channels.


Below are some of my projects. (Please note: Items marked with an asterisk represent projects for which I provided oversight.)

"I am available as the Lord leads."


I am who I wanted to be when I grew up.

  • Work Experience

    A quick survey of my work experience. Please view full resume for details.

  • May 2003*

    Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware

    Director of Communications; Editor, BaptistLIFE

    What initially began as a freelance writing assignment* has grown into a full-time executive position with the responsibility of directing all communications, graphic design, writing, brand messaging, web management, and public relations/marketing campaigns.

  • April 2003
    Feb 2014

    New Hope Community Church

    Communications Lead/Children's Minister

    While serving as a North American Mission Board church-planting missionary in Baltimore, Md., (2003-04), I also served at New Hope Community Church, Baltimore, as a communications staff person and children’s ministry director.

  • Dec 1999
    Feb 2003

    New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

    Director of Public Relations

    Led full range of communication efforts for faculty, students, prospective students, donors and alumni.

  • Education

    My early education focused on journalism and public relations while my graduate work focused on ministry leadership.

  • Jan 2013
    May 2016

    Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, N.C.

    Master of Arts in Ministry Leadership

    While working full-time, I finished the last of my seminary classes needed to obtain my degree.

  • June 1999
    Dec 2002

    New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

    Master of Arts in Christian Education

    While working full-time, I completed 34 hours toward my master's degree. We moved when my husband completed two of his degrees.

  • Sept 1985
    May 1990

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communications

    Focused on public relations and speech communications.

Get In Touch

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Contact details

Please feel free to contact me directly, as noted below.

157 Merion Lane, Reading, PA 19607

(443) 790-9531