07 November 2014
Head of Elim Pentecostal Church appointed to top post in Evangelical Alliance
John Glass, head of Elim Pentecostal Church which has 550 churches in England and Ireland, has been appointed as the chairman for the Council of the Evangelical Alliance.
The Council is a group of individuals, from across the evangelical spectrum representing a wide cross-section of expertise, which guides the work of the Alliance.
John Glass is the 20th chair of Council since the Alliance was formed in 1846.
"In this honorary position as Chair of Council I will do all within my power to serve both it and my fellow leaders beyond our movement.I am totally committed to its vision and values and aims and objectives and will be honoured to serve alongside some of the finest leaders in the UK church who are our members in the Alliance," said Rev Glass.
He was ordained as an Elim minister in 1973 and was elected as General Superintendent in 1999 - a position in which he continues to serve. He is the author of a number of books the most recent of which is Building Bigger People.
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Notes to Editors
The Evangelical Alliance
We are the largest and oldest body representing the UK’s two million evangelical Christians. For more than 165 years, we have been bringing Christians together and helping them listen to, and be heard by, the government, media and society. We’re here to connect people for a shared mission, whether it’s celebrating the Bible, making a difference in our communities or lobbying the government for a better society. From Skye to Southampton, from Coleraine to Cardiff, we work across 79 denominations, 3,500 churches, 750 organisations and thousands of individual members. And we're not just uniting Christians within the UK – we are a founding member of the World Evangelical Alliance, a global network of more than 600 million evangelical Christians. For more information, go to www.eauk.org.