BILL SHERMAN (1945- ), religion writer of the Tulsa World from 2000-2018, joined the paper as a copy editor in 1983 while studying at Rhema Bible Training Center. He quickly moved to slot and assistant city editor and became Night Editor in 1994. Born in Buffalo, NY, he attended high school in Albuquerque, N.M. and journalism school at the University of Wisconsin before joining the Albuquerque Journal in 1966 and the Burlington (Wis.) Standard Press in 1968. He has won numerous press association awards in New Mexico, Wisconsin and Oklahoma, including a second in the nation in the Religion Newswriters Association. He was honored with the Russell Bennett Faith and Courage Award from the Tulsa Interfaith Alliance, for covering all religions equitably and fairly.