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WEA welcomes Mr Gordon Showell-Rogers as its new Associate International Director

July 4, 2009

July 4, 2009

Contact Information:          
Marion Uzac, Press Secretary. E-mail:marion@worldevangelicals.org
Sylvia Soon, Chief of Staff. E-mail: sylvia@worldevangelicals.org

The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Gordon Showell-Rogers as the organization’s new Associate International Director beginning May 2010.

Mr Showell-Rogers is currently the General Secretary of the European Evangelical Alliance (EEA), the position he has held since April 1999.

“Gordon has done a tremendous job of developing the European region,” said Dr. Geoff Tunnicliffe, the International Director of WEA. “We have been looking for someone to take on the key role of serving our regional and national Alliances - Gordon is the most qualified and able person I know in the world to perform the vital task of strengthening the Regional and National Alliances, and their inter-connectedness through the WEA. His effectiveness in serving national Alliances and developing the European Region makes him uniquely qualified for this new role.”

Mr Showell-Rogers, who has witnessed a dramatic growth in the EEA during the last decade, hopes that with his appointment, the WEA will have greater capacity to facilitate global evangelical solidarity and provide a global megaphone for the needs of evangelical communities around the world.

“My wife, Jane, and I are excited about this new role, which we pray will help to strengthen the grassroots and the regions, and create greater global synergy,” commented Mr Showell-Rogers about his new position. “Evangelical Alliance is more obviously needed than ever. In our inter-connected world, our connectedness needs to work better than ever before. We are praying that the Lord will give us all holy imaginations about how to strengthen the regions, our national Alliances, and the WEA as a whole: so that the whole family can glorify God in greater ways at all levels.”

Mr Showell-Rogers will continue in his role in Europe until April 2010 and take up the new post with the WEA beginning May of that year.

“I am very encouraged by this direction,” added Dr. Tunnicliffe.  “It will add a whole new level of service to our national and regional members”