Gregory Alan Tidwell has been named editor of "Gospel Advocate" magazine.

Gregory Alan Tidwell has been named editor of "Gospel Advocate" magazine.

He is the minister of the Church of Christ at Fishinger and Kenny roads in Columbus, where he has served for more than 27 years.

Tidwell becomes the 17th editor of the 156-year-old magazine beginning with the October issue. He will be familiar to "Gospel Advocate" readers as the author of the monthly column "Perspective," which he began writing in 1995.

A native of Nashville, Tenn., Tidwell holds a bachelor's degree from Lipscomb University and a master's degree from Vanderbilt University. He has continued post-graduate studies in journalism, management and Biblical studies.

Tidwell and his wife, Peggy, have twin sons, Jordan and David, who are high school seniors. He plans to continue to live and preach in Columbus.