North Alabama’s Director of Mission and Advocacy Rev. Patrick Friday has been named the new Director of Special Mission Initiatives at the General Board of Global Ministries (GBGM). Rev. Friday will assume his new role in January 2007.
One of the areas this new position will focus on is Evangelism and Church Growth in Eastern Europe where Patrick has spent years working with Methodist Churches. Additional geographical areas he will focus on are Asia, Africa and South America.
"I am gratful for my time working at the Conference level," Rev. Friday said. "This new opportunity to serve at the General Church level is a broadening of my passion of building relationships between local churches and global missions."
"I look forward to continuing working with North Alabama Conference churches as they seek to do God's work around the world. Our commitments to those in the mission field will continue to grow and develop in new ways."
He adds, "I look forward to working with you as we continue this journey together."
During this time of transition Rev. Firday notes he can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at (205) 529-4209.
Rev. Friday has served as North Alabama Conference Director of Mission and Advocacy since the fall of 2003. Previously Patrick served as a GBGM missionary to Belarus and Latvia. His dedication to global ministries has lead him to lead such initiatives with the North Alabama Conference churches as the Children of Chernobyl program and Camp Wesley, a United Methodist facility in Latvia.