One of Britain’s leading Black church leaders has made history by becoming the first Pentecostal church leader to be installed as the first ever Pentecostal President of Churches Together in England (CTE).
Rev Eric Brown, who currently serves as Presiding Bishop of the New Testament Church of God UK, which recently celebrated its 60th anniversary, was appointed to the role.
CTE presidents provide spiritual leadership to the national ecumenical movement, and Bishop Brown’s appointment brings the total number of CTE presidents to six. Fellow existing presidents include Archbishop Justin Welby, leader of the Anglican Communion.
Commenting on his appointment, Bishop Brown said, “I am delighted that I have been elected to serve as a CTE president, and take this opportunity to say ‘Thanks’ for this expression of confidence. With the help of Almighty God, and the knowledge and experience gained from over 40 years of service in the Church, I am committed to give my very best, and to work with my colleagues in the presidency to ensure that the spiritual welfare of the nation is our priority.”