The International Council (IC) of the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) has announced the appointment of Bishop Efraim Tendero as the next secretary general and chief executive officer (CEO) of the WEA.
Bishop Tendero currently serves as the national director of the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches.
“We acknowledged from the onset and throughout the search process that we needed God’s wisdom and the Spirit’s guidance in making this significant and strategic appointment. We are not only pleased, but confident that Bishop Efraim is the right person to take WEA into the future which promises to be great,” said Rev. Ndaba Mazabane, chairman of the IC and acting secretary-general and CEO of the WEA.
Mazabane added: “His understanding of our global vision and his experience as a national Alliance leader will certainly help him connect with our constituency for greater global impact.”
Bishop Tendero succeeds Dr. Geoff Tunnicliffe who announced early last year that he would not be seeking a third term after leading the WEA for the past 10 years.
Upon his appointment, Bishop Tendero said: “I am humbled by the trust that is
given to me to be the leader of Evangelicals around the world. This is an enormous task and I put my whole trust and confidence in the Almighty God who called me into this ministry, believing that He will provide the wisdom, favor, and grace needed in carrying out this solemn responsibility.”
Bishop Tendero will begin his five-year tenure on March 1, 2015.