NCLF Newsletter Editor picks 12 Leading Stories from 2013 No.11
History was made on Monday 7th October 2013 at the Annual National Church Leaders Meeting, held at Lambeth Palace, when Jamaican born Bishop Eric Brown was installed as the first Pentecostal President of Churches Together in England (CTE). Rev Brown is the Presiding Bishop of the New Testament Church of God, a black majority Pentecostal church celebrating its 60th anniversary in the UK since being planted here by Caribbean migrants during the 1950s.
Commenting on his appointment Bishop Brown said, ‘Service in the Kingdom of God at any level is the greatest privilege. I am delighted that I have been elected to serve as a CTE President and take this opportunity to say thanks for this expression of confidence. With the help of Almighty God, and the knowledge and experience gained from over 40 Years of service in the Church, I am committed to give my very best and to work with my colleagues in the presidency to ensure that the spiritual welfare of the nation is our priority. I believe that it is the spiritual wellbeing of the nation that determines its economic and social progress and we will work together to ensure that, in so doing, the name of Christ is exalted’.
CTE Presidents with newly elected Bishop Eric Brown