Linga- Cana of Galilee

Representatives of Baptist churches in Israel met on Saturday March 8th 2014, in Kafr Kanna (Cana of Galilee) Evangelical Baptist church in order to participate in the general gathering of the Baptist Association.

After a period of welcoming and prayers, Rev David Kerrigan, General Director of BMS World Mission, shared a brief encouraging devotion with the attendees.

Representative of committees of the Association shared their annual reports, Munther Naum for Executive Committee, Pastor Khalid Dalleh for Spiritual Committee, Bader Mansour for the Foreign Relations Committee. And then it was the presentation of budget which followed by the attendees vote. Executive Association Secretary Bader Mansour on behalf of the association thanked outgoing chairman of the Association Munther Naum after 6 years of dedicated service to the Churches.

After the delegates of the churches voted for a new chairman, Pastor Hani Ballan was elected as new chairman of the Baptist association, Pastor Nader Hayek elected as an alternative to pastor Hani Ballan in the Executive Committee and Ehab Jabbour elected as treasurer. The attendees agreed to accept the Good Shepherd church, led by Pastor Afif Saba to be a companion member in the association.

The meeting concluded with a time of prayer by the leaders over Pastor Hani Ballan and his wife.