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David Coffey

World AIDS Day is Dec. 1. Around the world there have been special seminars and public gatherings to call attention to the fact that 40 million individuals have HIV. Among those infected are members of our own Baptist community. Yet HIV/AIDS is not just a one-time-a-year issue. It is a global issue that demands our […] Read More

MEXICO CITY–Global Baptists need “big ears” to listen to the voice of God, said David Coffey on the opening night of the Baptist World Alliance’s annual gathering in Mexico City. “We need big ears this week,” said Coffey, the BWA president. “We’re not used to listening.” The former general secretary for the Baptist Union of […] Read More

Baptists in the United Kingdom rejoiced at Thursday’s news of the rescue of Norman Kember and two other Western peace activists held hostage since Nov. 26 in Iraq. Kember, a 74-year-old retired medical physicist, is an active member of Harrow Baptist Church. According to reports, a British-led rescue operation, acting on a tip from a […] Read More

Baptists of the Year

Time Magazine has selected a man or woman as the person of the year since 1927. President Bush is the 2004 recipient. Past recipients have included Mohandas Gandhi in 1930, Adolf Hitler in 1938, Joseph Stalin in 1939, Lyndon Johnson in 1967 and Pope John Paul II in 1994. Three Baptists have been recipients: Martin […] Read More

David Coffey, general secretary for the Baptist Union of Great Britain, was nominated as president-elect of the Baptist World Alliance, replacing Korean pastor Billy Kim. Coffey, whose five-year term begins in July 2005, told delegates at the annual meeting of BWA’s General Council, that he felt “the favor of God in my life at this […] Read More