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Doug Birdsall Appointed President of American Bible Society

February 28, 2013

S. Douglas Birdsall, Executive Chairman of the Lausanne Movement and Founding Director of the J Christy Wilson, Jr. Center for World Missions at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, has been selected as the 27th President and CEO of American Bible Society. Doug begins his new role on Friday, March 1, 2013.

During his nine years with the Lausanne Movement, Doug chaired the Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization in Cape Town, South Africa. This gathering, deemed the most diverse gathering ever by Christianity Today, brought together 4,200 church leaders from 198 nations.

Doug and his wife, Jeanie, previously served for over 20 years with Asian Access in Japan.

The Gordon-Conwell community is grateful to Doug for his leadership in faithfully carrying out our institutional commitment to the work of Lausanne, and we pray for God’s blessing on this next endeavor with the American Bible Society.