CBMW Executive Director Challenges Fellow Pastors -- By: Anonymous
CBMW Executive Director Challenges Fellow Pastors
Council Unanimously Appointed Presbyterian Pastor To Post In November
By Andreas Köstenberger
At its meeting on november 23 in Jackson, Mississippi, the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood voted unanimously to appoint Mr. Tim Bayly as the first executive director in its history. Tim brings to this position a track record of unusual courage and conviction, a commitment to communicate clearly God’s design for biblical manhood and womanhood, and a knowledge of the evangelical community gained partly by growing up in Wheaton, but also by being the son of the late Joe Bayly of Gospel Blimp fame (see the reprint of a column by Joseph Bayly on page 4 of this issue).
Tim begins his tenure with a vision that, if fulfilled, promises to propel the Council of Biblical Manhood and Womanhood into the twenty-first century as a viable, thriving organization, a major factor in the public debate and practical application of what it means to live as a Christian man or woman. Among Mr. Bayly’s priorities are: establishing a significant internet presence for CBMW; building a solid base of financial support for CBMW; and strengthening the Council’s ministry among local pastors and congregations (see further the interview with Tim Bayly beginning on page 3 of this issue).
Mr. Bayly earned a B.A. in History from the University of Wisconsin (Madison) in 1979 and a Master of Divinity degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in 1983. He was ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA), and transferred his credentials to the Presbyterian Church in America in 1991. He’s pastored in two communities since his graduation from seminary: first in Pardeeville, Wisconsin, until 1992; then in Bloomington, Indiana, from 1992 to the present, where he currently pastors Church of the Good Shepherd located just off the campus of Indiana University.
The Baylys were married in 1976 and have five children, Heather, Joseph, Michal, Hannah, and Taylor, ranging from ages twenty to four. In 1993 Tim completed editing and seeing into print a compilation of the twenty years of columns his father Joseph wrote for Eternity magazine, titled “Out of My Mind’’ (Zondervan; available from CBMW at a special price, see note on page 5).
With Tim’s appointment, the Council of Biblical Manhood and Womanhood continues a process that has led it from inconspicuous beginnings to its present signifi- cant appeal and ministry in the evangelical church.
By encouraging the publication of materials compatible with a complementarian understanding of male and female roles in the church, by the quarterly publication of its newsletter CBMWNEWS, and by the provision of a variety of reso...
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