Meet Our Senior Editor

Gary Ledbetter serves as project manager and senior editor for High Street Press. Gary is a seasoned Southern Baptist journalist and denominational leader with extensive writing and editing experience.

He served from 2001-2021 as editor of the Southern Baptist TEXAN, the official publication of the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention. During that time, Gary took  the publication from a magazine to a tabloid format. Circulation grew from 12,000 to 46,000. In addition, he launched a news website,, which the TEXAN uses for breaking news as well as distribution of stories produced for the print edition.

In his role with High Street Press, Gary serves as the chief point of contact for authors submitting manuscripts through the High Street Press web portal, Working with authors and MBC Executive Director John Yeats, Gary then shepherds selected book manuscripts through the entire editing and production process.

Gary holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Criswell College, a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. From 1995-2000, Gary served as vice president for student development at Midwestern Seminary.

He and his wife, Tammi, have three grown children and six grandchildren. He and Tammi reside in Northwest Arkansas.