The Evangelical Fellowship in the Anglican Communion (EFAC) has appointed the Rev. Richard Crocker, former rector of St. James Anglican Church, Newport Mesa, as its general secretary and added the Rt. Rev. Keith Sinclair, Bishop of Birkenhead, as a trustee.

Crocker was ordained in Birmingham in 1982, and has served as a priest in England and the United States. He is president of EFAC-USA and lives in northern Virginia.

John Stott, former rector of All Souls Langham Place and a widely published author of more than 50 books, founded EFAC in 1961. EFAC’s purpose is to encourage and develop biblically faithful fellowship and mission throughout the Anglican world.

Meeting in Oxford in December, trustees renewed their commitment to EFAC’s vision and resolved that it will continue to live up to its name.

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“I am thankful to God for EFAC, which helped me in Nigeria,” said the Most Rev. Josiah Idowu-Fearon, secretary general of the Anglican Communion. “The biblical reforming and renewing ministry of EFAC within the Anglican Communion is welcome.”

The Archbishop of Uganda also praised EFAC. “EFAC has been a great blessing to the Church of Uganda, especially in support for the training of pastors and in building up the church,” said the Most Rev. Stanley Ntagali. “I am delighted that it sees a renewed vision for itself.”

For 2018, EFAC has asked its Theological Resource Network to address confusion within the Anglican Communion about issues of missiology and ecclesiology.

Adapted from an EFAC announcement