Benjamin K. Homan Appointed President of John Stott Ministries

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For Immediate Release

Benjamin K. Homan Appointed President of John Stott Ministries

Menlo Park, Calif. – May 10, 2010 – John Stott Ministries (JSM) announced today that Benjamin K. Homan has accepted the position of president, effective Aug. 9, 2010.

“We are so happy that God has led Ben to join us in the task of raising up a new generation of Bible teachers and preachers,” said Greg Scharf, JSM’s board chair. “We are praying that God will use Ben to identify and encourage stewards of God-given wealth to invest in this global work.”

From 2001 until 2010, Homan served as president and chief executive officer of Food for the Hungry, a relief and development organization serving in more than 26 developing countries. In his leadership role, Homan has led assessment teams to Iraq, Afghanistan, tsunami-ravaged Indonesia, Sudan’s Darfur region, and other devastated zones of the world. In 2006, he was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve on the HELP Commission, an entity that was established by Congress to recommend reform of all of the U.S. government’s foreign assistance. Homan has also served as president of the Evangelical Relief and Development Organizations (AERDO) and as chairman for the Alliance for Food Aid.

“John Stott Ministries’ laser-like precision on what can most effectively mature the Majority World church sets off exciting chain-reactions of transformation,” said Homan. “I am humbled by and in awe of the invitation to serve as part of such a proven strategy.”

Homan also has served as vice president of development across 13 years at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Mo.. Homan is a graduate of Biola University with a degree in Communication Studies, and also an alumnus of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Washington University and Shanghai Normal College where he studied Organizational Communication, International Affairs and the Mandarin language, respectively. In 2005, Homan was awarded an honorary doctorate by Belhaven College. Homan is married to Annette, and they have three children.

Marty Martin, board co-chairman for Food for the Hungry said, “Our church has long been associated with John Stott Ministries. We have had South American, African and Asian scholars sponsored and supported by JSM speak in and be supported by our church. We have had the privilege of distributing scores of The Africa Bible Commentary, (sponsored by JSM) to pastors in Africa. We at Cherry Creek Presbyterian love JSM with the same kind of love that we have for Food for the Hungry. It is a powerful ministry and I know that the gifts Ben brings will enable JSM to move forward in so many important ways in the years ahead. This cannot be described as a gain for one ministry at the expense of another. This is a gain for the Kingdom and a wonderful manifestation of the grace of God!”

The Presidential Selection Committee is indebted to Price Harding and CarterBaldwin Executive Search for the expertise, extensive work and personal attention during the search process; their commitment to identifying the most qualified of candidates was invaluable.

Homan will replace Ken Perez, who has served as JSM’s president from 2008 to 2010. Perez will continue to be closely connected to JSM.

About John Stott Ministries and the Langham Partnership International
John Stott Ministries is the USA affiliate member of the Langham Partnership International which exists to help churches in the Majority World grow in maturity and be equipped for mission through three programs: Langham Preaching, Langham Scholars and Langham Literature. These programs work with local and national church leaders, equipping them to build on the work of evangelists and church planters, through biblical preaching, teaching and writing.

“Ben Homan has demonstrated his life commitment to the teaching of biblical truth and his heart for the poor and needy of our world,” said Chris Wright, international director of Langham Partnership International. “I am delighted to welcome him to our team of senior national leaders in the worldwide Langham family.”

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