KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP)–David Dean, who has been the executive director of missions for the Metropolitan New York Baptist Association for 12 years, will step down from those duties next year to begin a new assignment for the association — minister-at-large.
“I will travel across the country to help develop relationships between churches such as Pleasant Valley and new churches in the New York association,” Dean said, referencing the Kansas City-area Baptist church that hosted a Sept. 9 Sept. 11 tribute. “We are trying to get 100,000 people to say they will pray for new congregations in New York,” Dean said, as part of a “Pray New York” initiative.
Dean, who was a pastor in Massachusetts before taking the position in New York, said there is no doubt his life and career changed after Sept. 11. “But now it’s about new hope in New York, starting new churches and evangelizing.”
More information about the Pray New York initiative, go to www.praynewyork.com.