Michael C. Mack has been named the 12th editor of Christian Standard. Jerry Harris, newly appointed publisher of Christian Standard Media, announced that Mack will join him on the staff of the magazine, beginning with its July issue.
“We at Christian Standard Media are truly blessed to have on our team the combination of talent and passion we find in Michael Mack!” Harris said. “We welcome Mike and and his wife, Heidi, into a bright future with Christian Standard.”
Mack comes to the position with 28 years of experience in publishing, local church ministry, and national small groups leadership. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and received the master of arts in practical ministries from Cincinnati Christian University.
After serving in a variety of editorial roles with Standard Publishing 1989- 1995, he founded smallgroups.com, a resource to support and equip small group leadership in local churches. The website’s outreach grew to international influence and is now operated as a ministry of Christianity Today, Inc.
Later he served in associate ministry roles on the staffs of churches in Indiana, Idaho, and Kentucky, including 11 years as groups minister with Northeast Christian Church in Louisville.
He is the author of 8 books and more than 25 discussion guides. Since 2012 he has been director of Small Group Leadership, a ministry that supports leaders and church ministries through speaking, coaching, and consulting. He has written hundreds of articles and served as a freelance editor and ghostwriter for a wide variety of publications and companies.
He has contributed a monthly column to Christian Standard since 2012.
“Mike brings exactly the combination of publishing experience and heart for the local church this position needs,” said Mark A. Taylor, current publisher and editor, who retires June 2. “I am absolutely delighted in Jerry Harris’s wisdom and God’s providence that have combined to make this transition possible.”