Tim Faulkner Elected as New General Secretary

May 8, 2020

In a special online called meeting on 16 March, the International Baptist Convention overwhelmingly approved Tim Faulkner as the next General Secretary of the convention.  Faulkner was presented as the candidate by the General Secretary Search Team after a 15-month search process.

Faulkner and his wife Jacki have served as missionaries in Italy for more than 20 years.  Most recently they served as pastor and wife at Il Faro International Baptist Church in Naples until Tim passed the baton to Danilo Bozza last year.  Tim has also been serving as IBC President for the past two year.

Before the vote, Faulkner spoke about his vision for the convention:

  • to improve our leaders
  • to increase our capacity for disciple-making
  • to innovate.

The change of general secretary, Faulkner said, will cause a temporary disruption that we can leverage to make these needed changes. We must continue to explore new ways of doing ministry because our world is changing rapidly and together we will find solutions that fit our context.

Tim and Jacki Faulkner

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