Elijah Brown, originally from Texas, started in January as the ninth general secretary of the Baptist World Alliance. Word&Way Editor Brian Kaylor sat down with Brown in March in the BWA offices in Falls Church, Va.
“Free speech is under assault in America,” Jerry Johnson, president of the National Religious Broadcasters, declared at a press conference in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 7. “And this is happening on the internet.” Thus, Johnson announced the NRB’s new initiative, Internet Freedom Watch, to monitor and expose internet censorship. Johnson said the NRB was founded in 1944 “in response to corporate censorship of evangelical radio ministries” and would use the…Keep Reading
GBC features in BWA connect for this Week under Member Bodies in Action The Ghana Baptist Convention (GBC) is experiencing rapid church growth. In 2005, it reported 1,000 congregations and 75,000 members. Today it has more than 2,000 churches and close to 500,000 baptized believers. This is the result of an aggressive mission program undertaken by Ghanaian Baptists. Over the past few years, GBC established five mission fields in different…Keep Reading
During the Annual Baptist World Alliance gathering held in Izmir, Turkey, From July 6-12, 2014, Ngwedla Paul Msiza of South Africa was elected president of the Baptist World Alliance (BWA). Msiza and 12 vice presidents were elected by the BWA General Council. Msiza, 53, will take office at the conclusion of the 21st