Since 1912, the Baptist Messenger has been informing, inspiring and connecting Oklahoma Baptists. The Baptist Messenger is one of the most longstanding publications in Oklahoma and, thanks be to God, continues to grow.

Starting in November, the Baptist Messenger will introduce a new print format. Instead of a twice-per-month tabloid newsprint, the Baptist Messenger will become a full-color monthly magazine!

Below are some frequently asked questions about the forthcoming Baptist Messenger. Thank you for reading the Baptist Messenger! God bless you!


Why is the Baptist Messenger changing to a monthly magazine at this time?
A combination of strategic reasons and circumstances led to this. With skyrocketing postage costs, a move to a once-per-month publication saves tens of thousands of dollars per year in ministry expenses. Also, the current vendor that prints the twice-per-month tabloid Baptist Messenger print publication is discontinuing business, and there are no immediate alternative print options in the existing format. Finally, this strategic and timely move to a monthly magazine format will create an even more visually-appealing publication with additional content, photos and stories.

Do I need a new subscription to receive the Baptist Messenger magazine?
No. If you already receive the Baptist Messenger print edition, no action is needed.

Will the new magazine format include columns and features I love, like Walker Moore’s column and the crossword puzzle?
The Baptist Messenger magazine will include all of the features you have come to enjoy and love, including Walker Moore’s column, crossword puzzles, news and missions features—and so much more! The magazine will be 8.5 x 11-inch, full-color with 16-page and 20-page editions.

When will my publication arrive?
In November and December, you will receive the Messenger around the third Thursday of the month (Nov. 17 and Dec. 15).

How will I get news daily?
In addition to the forthcoming Messenger magazine, we still offer a breaking news website (, a Messenger Mobile app, a weekly podcast program, an award-winning blog and more. In 2023, the Baptist Messenger will also debut twice-per-month digital editions that will contain even more news and be available by email.

How much does a subscription cost to the Baptist Messenger?
The Baptist Messenger is available at no cost to Oklahoma Baptists, thanks to the Cooperative Program and our Messenger advertising partners. If you know someone who would like to receive a subscription, visit