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The Evangelical Alliance is over 165 years old and has been through world wars, major historical events and significant changes in culture and society.

But one thing has remained the same - the Alliance has always represented the evangelical community, being its voice and encouraging Christians to take action on behalf of the vulnerable. And it has always supported its members in staying close to the word of God to help guide those actions.

We still face challenges today. But we continue to be a caring and challenging voice on moral and cultural issues and in supporting the poor. We work with other organisations to help Christians get involved in the world around them. And we celebrate what evangelicals do to achieve all these things.

Steve Clifford was appointed in 2009 and has done much to encourage unity and focus on spiritual and social change. But he has also continued to help the Alliance remain a prominent voice for evangelicals on the key issues of the day.

Read a longer summary of the Alliance's history,  written by David Hillborn and Ian Randall.

Read about the history of the Alliance in the 21st century, so far.