The Reverend Joel Edwards, will be leaving his post as General Director of the Evangelical Alliance UK after more than a decade. Due to depart in September, he will spend his final six months as General Director presenting a new vision for evangelicalism (which will be outlined in his new book An Agenda for Change) to the church on a tour of the UK and America.Mr. Edwards announced his resignation to staff at a celebration of his twenty years working for the Evangelical Alliance and its sister organization, the African and Caribbean Evangelical Alliance. He said:
These twenty years have been absolutely magnificent and have provided lots of exciting opportunities for me and the Alliance.
But I believe God is saying that now is the right time for me to hand on the baton to someone new, who can lead the next generation of evangelicals to implement our renewed vision for society.
The vision I and the Alliance have worked on together is clear: our future as evangelicals is to be at the heart of spiritual and social transformation for our society.