Rev. Dr. Callam To Be Honoured, 2017

    • 2-24-2017

    Washington, DC (BWA), The Baptist World Alliance (BWA) will host two events and establish a special fund to honour General Secretary Neville Callam for his decade long service.

    Callam announced his intention to retire from the position come December 31, 2017. 


    A Jamaican, he is the first black person and the first from the Global South to lead the international umbrella organization for Baptists. He was elected in Accra, Ghana, in July 2007.

    A dinner will be held in his honour on Thursday, July 6, 2017 during the Annual Gathering in Bangkok, Thailand, and a special event will be held in the state of Virginia in the United States in October, 2017. 

    In addition, the Callam Unity Fund is being established to strengthen the bonds of oneness and unity among Baptists and the wider Christian community.

    Contributions to the Callam Unity Fund may be made online at Online donors may select "Callam Unity Fund" from the campaign dropdown menu inside the donation system.

    For cheque donations, persons should write "Callam Unity Fund" on the memo line. Send cheque to:

    Adapted from Baptist World Alliance Publication
    405 North Washington Street
    Falls Church, VA 22046, USA