Staff Directory

Diane Spriggs: Editor/Business Manager

Diane joined the Baptist Trumpet staff Jan. 2, 1980 as a “temporary, part-time typesetter” and was named editor/business manager by the BMA of Arkansas on Nov. 2, 2005. “I had no idea what an adventure awaited me when God brought me to the Trumpet so many years ago,” said Diane. “I am truly blessed to serve my Lord in the best job a girl can have in the BMA!”

She was saved in October 1959 at Park Place Baptist Church, and is now a member of Oak Park Baptist Church in Little Rock, where she is part of the sanctuary choir and the Pairs & Spares Sunday School class.

On April 14, 1967, Diane married “the love of her life,” Pat, and they have two children and two children-in-love: Robert Patrick “Bobby” & Jennifer (Mollette) Spriggs of Sherwood, and Trina Michelle & Keith Medlock of Cabot. The “lights of her life” are her grandchildren: Baleigh Ann Spriggs, Hunter Wayne Medlock and Savana Michelle Medlock.

Jeff Herring: Assistant Editor

Jeff joined the Trumpet staff in May of 2019 and works on all aspects of the Trumpet­­ including advertising, editing, social media, and updating the Trumpet website. He joins us after over 20 years serving as a full-time associate pastor in Arkansas. Bro. Jeff graduated from CBC in 1997 with a bachelor’s degree in Bible. He graduated with a Master of Arts (Religion) degree from BMA Theological Seminary in 2011.

A native of North Little Rock, AR, he now lives in Maumelle and has been married since June 1996 to his wife, Kristin (Browning). Jeff and Kristin have three children: Abigail (20), Autumn (18), and Austin (11). They are all active members at Antioch Baptist in Conway. Jeff enjoys spending time with his family, and he and Kristin love to cook and have people over to their home.

“God will always lead us where He wants us to go. Sometimes the doors He opens are not what we expect, but you must be obedient just the same. I am excited to serve the state of Arkansas as the Assistant Editor and will do my best to help make the Baptist Trumpet successful as we seek to spread the word to the people of the BMA effectively.”

Marene Waters: Administrative Assistant and Bookkeeper

Marene Waters joined the staff in August of 2004 after a long career with Entergy. She is an Administrative Assistant to the Editor. Her duties include handling all the finances and keeping the circulation program updated.

She is a member of Crystal Hills Baptist Church in Little Rock where she is actively involved with the music ministry. Her husband, Joe, went to be with the Lord in May 2014. She has two daughters, Shannon Harvey and Cindy Duncan, and one son, Daniel (Stormy) Waters, who is in full time evangelism. She also has eleven grandchildren.She enjoys shopping, eating out and attending southern Gospel concerts.

“God has blessed me beyond measure with family friends and a wonderful opportunity to serve the Lord in ministry at the Baptist Trumpet” she said.