Baptist World Alliance President Coffey To Speak at Samford April 20

Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2010-04-16

Baptist World Alliance president David Coffey will speak as part of the chapel series at Samford University’s Beeson Divinity School Tuesday, April 20, at 11 a.m. in Hodges Chapel.

His sermon title will be “Serving Like Jesus.” The public is invited.

Coffey, previously general secretary of the Baptist Union of Great Britain for 15 years, was elected BWA president at the Baptist World Congress in 2005. In 2009, he was appointed the first global ambassador for BMS World Mission, the missionary society founded by William Carey.

During his BWA presidency, he founded the Emerging Leaders Group, a network of young leaders.

Coffey has been an ordained minister with the Baptist Union of Great Britain since 1967.

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