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John Brady to lead IMB work in Northern Africa, Middle East

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (BP)–John Brady, 44, was elected Sept. 27 as regional leader for mission work in Northern Africa and the Middle East by trustees of the Southern Baptist International Board.

Brady will lead more than 430 Southern Baptist workers in the region as they seek to spread the gospel and spark church-planting movements in the region, which contains some of the world’s most unreached people groups. He also will help mobilize Southern Baptists and other evangelicals to pray for and serve among the area’s peoples, and he will help develop global strategies with other IMB leaders.

He succeeds Larry Cox, who left the regional post earlier this year to become vice president of the IMB office of public relations and development.

Born in Roanoke Rapids, N.C., Brady grew up in Guyana as the son of Southern Baptist missionaries. He and his wife, Jenny, were appointed in 1993 by the International Mission Board. Since 1997 he has been a strategy associate for Northern Africa and the Middle East.

Brady received the associate of arts degree from North Greenville College in Tigerville, S.C., the bachelor of arts degree from Furman University in Greenville, S.C., and the master of divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. Before joining the International Mission Board, he was pastor of First Baptist Church in Ellerbe, N.C. He previously worked with South Carolina’s Probation, Parole and Pardon Board.

The Bradys have three children.
(BP) photo posted in the BP Photo Library at www.sbcbaptistpress.org. Photo title: JOHN BRADY.

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