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New BWA General Secretary

New BWA General Secretary
A key decision for the 2017 annual gathering of the Baptist World Alliance was to elect a new general secretary (essentially the executive director or CEO). Neville Callam announced last November he would retire at the end of 2017 after more than a decade in the position. I interviewed Callam during this year's gathering and that interview will be in the August issue of Word&Way.

The new general secretary will be Elijah Brown, a human rights advocate I've known for several years. After the vote, he was greeting people as he walked down the aisle toward the stage. So, I grabbed a quick selfie with him - and BWA staffer Eron Henry captured the moment as well.

I also conducted a video interview with Elijah for (and my colleague Cliff Vaughn edited the videos). In the first clip, Elijah talks about the BWA and its importance. In the second clip, he talks about the growth of Baptists around the world. Check them both out below.

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