Free Churches Group Elects new Moderator
The Free Churches Group is pleased to announce that Revd Dr Hugh Osgood has been elected as Moderator for the next term of office.
Dr Osgood was elected by members of the Free Churches Group at their meeting in London on Wednesday 17th September 2014 following the resignation of Revd Michael Heaney. He expressed his thanks to member churches for the confidence they have invested in him by electing him to this important Office in the following words:
“I am honoured to have been elected as Moderator of the Free Churches Group and will seek to represent this significant constituency in a way that reflects the rich spiritual heritage and diversity of the member churches. I look forward to meeting with the leaders and officers of our member churches to build and strengthen our bonds of fellowship and to publicise the work of the FCG Secretariat in seeking to promote faithful Christian witness in the public square.”
Dr Hugh Osgood is the President of Churches in Communities International, a network of some 4,000 churches worldwide. He is well-known in inter-church circles, having served in various capacities over the years, mainly within the evangelical constituency. He is also well-known in parts of Africa and Asia for his Bible teaching ministry and his work in gathering and inspiring those growing into leadership. He has recently been involved in some significant conciliation projects and has a commitment to effective unity.
The Moderator of the Free Churches Group also acts as one of the Presidents of Churches Together in England representing the broad Free Churches constituency.
For further information or interview, kindly contact the general secretary, Mr Frank Kantor or telephone 020 3651 8335
The Free Churches Group is a network of 24 denominations in the Non-Conformist, Evangelical and Pentecostal traditions providing health care and prison chaplaincy services and education support from a Christian value base in England and Wales. It serves as the operational arm of The Free Church Federal Council Incorporated, a Charitable Company Limited by Guarantee (Company No. 00364987, Charity Registered No. 236878) established in 1940.