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Golden Gate names new CLD director

MILL VALLEY, Calif. (BP)–Don Beall has been named director of Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary’s Contextualized Leadership Development (CLD) program.

Established in the early 1980s, CLD offers post-high school education to Christian leaders for church planting, evangelism and ministry. Classes are offered at sites near sponsoring churches and are taught in several languages. The CLD program currently enrolls approximately 400 students studying at 25 centers.

Beall comes to Golden Gate from the North American Mission Board, where he served as director of the associational strategy team. Serving state conventions across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, Beall implemented leadership training programs and provided strategy consulting.

“Don is a proven leader with a passion for training leaders in associations,” said GGBTS President Jeff Iorg. “We are delighted to have him working with us to expand our Contextualized Leadership Development program. We want every leader in every emerging people group to have access to quality education.”

Beall has extensive experience as a director of missions, serving 17 years in three different areas of the United States. Most recently he served in the Pacific Northwest’s Puget Sound Baptist Association from 1995-2001. During this time, Beall was involved in planting 60 churches and establishing partnerships in Korea and the Philippines.

Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary is a Cooperative Program ministry of the Southern Baptist Convention and operates five campuses in Northern California, Southern California, Pacific Northwest, Arizona and Colorado.

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