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David Coffey

David Coffey is global ambassador for BMS World Mission and past president of the Baptist World Alliance. 1. Where did you grow up? I was born in Purley, South London, moved at age 2 to Bournemouth (a coastal town in southern England) and then to Kingston on Thames at age 14. 2. What is your […] Read More

(BWA) – Human effort and creative strategies lead to futility apart from an anointing by God’s Holy Spirit, according to British Baptist leader David Coffey during the July 28 opening session of the Baptist World Congress in Honolulu. Coffey, who completed his five-year term as president of the Baptist World Alliance at the international gathering […] Read More

Editor’s Note: This is the second of a two-part interview with David Coffey, who agreed to a lengthy interview about his tenure (2005-10) as the president of the Baptist World Alliance during a turbulent time. The 20th Baptist World Congress begins this Wednesday in Honolulu and ends on Sunday.       Question: You were the […] Read More

Editor’s Note: This is the first of a two-part interview with David Coffey, who agreed to a lengthy interview about his tenure (2005-10) as the president of the Baptist World Alliance during a turbulent time.   British Baptist leader David Coffey and I met in Seoul, Korea, in July 2004 when he was nominated as […] Read More

The global economic system received a sharp moral critique from the president of the Baptist World Alliance in a report to worldwide Baptists meeting in Ede, Netherlands.   “[T]he current unfettered free market system is flawed,” said BWA president David Coffey, citing the opinion of “many Christian observers from a range of political backgrounds.”   […] Read More

I have a friend called Harry whose 90-year-old grandmother died a few weeks ago. Eugenie Tabourian was an Armenian Christian from Jerusalem. She and her husband fled from Turkey during the Armenian genocide of 1915 and arrived in the Holy Land, which in those days was bustling with Christians. Today, many indigenous Christians have left […] Read More

The president of the Baptist World Alliance, David Coffey, encouraged Baptists to continue to move forward with the movement that started last year with the Celebration of a New Baptist Covenant. A British Baptist leader, Coffey spoke April 3 during the third plenary session of the Baptist Border Crossing at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in […] Read More

Washington, D.C. (BWA) — The Baptist World Alliance (BWA) has issued a formal response to “A Common Word Between Us and You,” a letter written by 138 Muslim leaders and scholars that appealed for Christians and Muslims to cooperate in engendering peace and religious freedom. Upon receipt of the letter, which was dated Oct. 13, […] Read More

David Coffey is EthicsDaily.com’s pick as Baptist of the Year for 2008. The president of the Baptist World Alliance has pushed for constructive engagement between Baptists and Muslims, sought to advance religious liberty in predominantly Muslim countries and spoken up in Israel for Palestinian pastors. Through his tireless initiatives and frequent conversations, he has kept […] Read More

I have been able during the past 16 years to witness at close hand the state of church relations in the United Kingdom, and for the past four years as moderator of the Free Churches Group have enjoyed an even closer encounter with the inner workings of the ecumenical scene. My first agenda item contends […] Read More