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BMS appoints new General Director

An important announcement about BMS World Mission’s leadership.

BMS World Mission is pleased to announce that Dr Kang-San Tan will take up the role of BMS General Director after David Kerrigan retires from the role in the summer. Dr Tan is currently Executive Director for AsiaCMS, an Asian indigenous mission network in relationship with Church Mission Society, and will join BMS in the autumn. 
Kang-San Tan will be the new General Director of BMS World Mission 
Dr Tan is presently based in his home country of Malaysia, where he is a life member of Trinity Baptist Church and Emmanuel Evangelical Free Church. He and his wife Loun Ling Lee, together with their daughter Chara, also have the active and ongoing support of Grace Chinese Christian Church in Singapore.
Having gained a Doctor of Ministry degree from Trinity International University in the United States of America, Kang-San also completed a PhD in the Theology of Religions, with special reference to Buddhism, at Aberdeen University. 
Maureen Russell, Chair of BMS Trustees, warmly welcomed his appointment: “Everyone on the search committee was very impressed by Kang-San’s missiological experience, insight and vision for BMS. The Trustees are unanimous in our welcome to him, as he takes us into the future, building on David Kerrigan’s very successful period of leadership.”
The retiring General Director also welcomed the appointment. “We have worked hard over recent years to learn from the World Church and to internationalise our leadership,” David Kerrigan said. “I’m delighted that that commitment has come to very significant fruition with the appointment of Kang-San, who will have my full support as he prepares to take over the leadership of this wonderful organisation.”
Dr Tan is planning to take up the post of General Director in October.

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