Friday, July 06, 2007

Jamaican pastor elected BWA general secretary

Congratulations to the Rev. Neville Callam of Jamaica on his election to the general secretariat of the Baptist World Alliance!

ACCRA, Ghana (ABP) -- Neville Callam, a Jamaican pastor, theologian and author, was unanimously elected July 6 as the first non-white general secretary of the Baptist World Alliance. He is also the 102-year-old alliance’s first leader not from the United States or Europe.

Callam, senior pastor of two congregations in Jamaica, is a former BWA vice president and former president of the Jamaica Baptist Union. Active in BWA for more than 20 years, he currently serves on its implementation task force, which restructures the organization’s work for the future.

Burchell Taylor, president of the Caribbean Baptist Fellowship, described Callam’s nomination as “part of the mysterious unfolding of God’s own purpose.”

He said Callam’s election would add a “new, creative dimension … to Baptist world history.”

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