Staff Directory

Diane Spriggs: Editor/Business ManagerDiane 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.

Madelaine Priest: Assistant EditorMadelaine (Works) Priest is the Assistant Editor. She joined the staff in July of 2015 and works on all aspects of the Trumpet­­–from advertising to editing to keeping up with the Trumpet website. Priest graduated from CBC in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in Missions and a minor in Journalism.

A native of Camden, AR, she now lives in Conway and has been married to her husband, Michael, since 2014. They welcomed their first son, Levi in January of 2018. She is an active member of Antioch Baptist in Conway and teaches the 5th and 6th grade girls on Sunday mornings. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son, and reading and is an avid cook.

“Never did I expect for God to lead me to this point in my life,” she said. “But as I look back, it amazes me how He has worked everything out. I am so blessed!”

Marene Waters: Administrative Assistant and BookkeeperMarene 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.