January 19, 2009

BMS World Mission Appoints New General Director

Eron Henry, Associate Director of Communications
Neville Callam, General Secretary
Baptist World Alliance

January 16, 2009

David Kerrigan, a member of the BWA Commission on Doctrine and Interchurch Cooperation, has been appointed General Director of BMS World Mission, the major mission arm of Baptists in Britain.

Kerrigan succeeds Alistair Brown, a member of the BWA General Council and Executive Committee, who is now president of Northern Baptist Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois, in the United States...

“David brings to the role an extensive knowledge of the workings of BMS, allied to his significant experience of serving overseas,” said Jeff Taylor, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of BMS World Mission. Kerrigan served as a missionary in Bangladesh between 1984 and 1988, and later became Regional Secretary for Asia for BMS, based in Sri Lanka , from 1995 to 1998.

At the time of his appointment as General Director, Kerrigan was Director for Mission and Deputy General Director for BMS.

For the full release: http://www.bwanet.org/default.aspx?pid=996

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