David Coffey

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Rev David Coffey President of the Baptist World Alliance.

"David Coffey has been an ordained Baptist Minister with the Baptist Union of Great Britain since 1967. A graduate of Spurgeon's College, London, he served as Pastor of three English churches: Whetstone, Leicester; North Cheam, Sutton; and Upton Vale, Torquay.

"He was President of the Baptist Union of Great Britain 1986-87 and in the same period published a book Build That Bridge which is a study in conflict and reconciliation in church life.

"He served for three years as National Director of Evangelism for the Baptists (1988-91) prior to being appointed as the General Secretary of the Union in 1991. After fifteen years he retired from this ministry in July 2006.

"David served as President of the European Baptist Federation (1997–99) and at the Baptist World Congress in July 2005 he was elected as BWA President from 2005 – 2010.

"In 2003 he was elected until 2007 as the Moderator of the Free Churches Group to represent the nineteen Free Church denominations in England. In this capacity he also serves as one of the four Presidents of Churches Together in England alongside the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster and a representative of the Orthodox churches...

"David has been married to Janet for 40 years and they have two adult children, Niki who is married to Pete, and Philip. David is grandfather to Samuel, Abigail, Naomi and Rebekah. David is an enthusiastic soccer fan following the fortunes of Chelsea FC and a keen musician with a particular love for the music of Edward Elgar." [1]

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  1. David Coffey, Baptist World Alliance, accessed August 21, 2008.
  2. Advisory Council, Tony Blair Faith Foundation, accessed August 21, 2008.
  3. Council of Christians and Jews Patron, Presidents, and Vice Presidents, organizational web page, accessed April 16, 2013.