OKLAHOMA CITY — Bailey McBride, editor of The Christian Chronicle for 10 years, has announced his retirement from that position. McBride, 72, will keep writing his monthly column and assume the honorary title of editor emeritus, said Lynn McMillon, Chronicle president and CEO. “Bailey’s column has been one of this newspaper’s most popular features for 25 years, and we are thrilled that he has agreed to keep writing it,” McMillon said. “While his decision to retire disappoints us, we understand his desire to spend more time teaching, shepherding and cheering at his grandchildren’s ball games.” An English professor, McBride directs the honors program at Oklahoma Christian University, where he has served in faculty and administrative positions for 42 years. An elder at the Memorial Road church, he and his wife, Joyce, recently celebrated their 50th anniversary. While he never planned to become an editor, McBride said he always has loved newspapers. “Serving in this role has been a great 10 years, and I’ve enjoyed it,” he said. McMillon said that an announcement on the future editor would be forthcoming.
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