WEA Announces New Members of Its International Council


New York, NY – July 23, 2018

The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) is pleased to announce the names of the new members of its International Council (IC). Nominated and affirmed by its regional and national Evangelical Alliance members in an electronic election, the IC will serve as WEA’s governing board until the upcoming General Assembly in Bali, Indonesia on November 6-13, 2019.

Regional representatives, nominated by national Evangelical Alliances of each region:

Goodwill ShanaAfrica: Rev. Dr. Goodwill Shana (re-elected), Founder and Senior Pastor of Word of Life International Ministries in Zimbabwe and President of the Association of Evangelicals in Africa.  

Asia: Bp. Noel Pantoja (newly elected), National Director of the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches and member of the Executive Council of the Asia Evangelical Alliance.  

Rev. John O. SmithCaribbean: Rev. John O. Smith (re-elected), President of the Guyana Evangelical Fellowship and Chairman of the Evangelical Association of the Caribbean.

Frank HinkelmannEurope: Dr. Frank Hinkelmann (re-elected), Chairman of the Austrian Evangelical Alliance and President of the European Evangelical Alliance.

Latin America: Rev. Dr. David Ramirez (newly elected), Member of the Executive Council of the Church of God and member of the Steering Committee of the 4/14 Movement; born in Argentina, now living in the US.

Rev. Bruce ClemengerNorth America: Rev. Bruce Clemenger (re-elected), President of the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada and founding director of the EFC's Centre for Faith and Public Life.

South Pacific: Rev. Brian Winslade (newly elected), Senior Pastor of Hamilton Central Baptist Church in New Zealand and former Chair of the Church Leadership Commission for the Baptist World Alliance.


Kenneth ArtzKenneth Artz (re-elected), based in the US and with a background in accounting and active in a range of Christian business and philanthropic organizations, Mr Artz served as Treasurer of the International Council for many years.  

Dr. Mario Li-Hing (newly elected), President of the Fellowship of Christian Churches in Mauritius and Chairman of the Board of the Association of Evangelicals in Africa.

Rev. Paul Ueki (newly elected), Director of International Relations of the Japan Evangelical Association and Chairman of the Asia Evangelical Alliance.

Member Emeritus

John E. LangloisJohn E. Langlois, based in Guernsey, UK, Mr. Langlois has served the WEA in a number of roles over many years, including as Chair of its Religious Liberty Commission and as a lifelong member of the International Council.

Ex Officio Member

Bishop Efraim TenderoBp Efraim Tendero, Secretary General / CEO of the WEA.



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Over two billion Christians in the world today are represented by three world church bodies. The World Evangelical Alliance (WEA) is one of those, serving more than 600 million evangelicals. Launched in 1846 to unite evangelicals worldwide, the WEA continues to be a dynamic movement with 7 regional and 129 national Evangelical Alliances, and over 150 member organizations. WEA's mission is to establish and strengthen regional and national Evangelical Alliances, who in turn enable their national Church to advance the Good News of Jesus Christ and effect personal and community transformation for the glory of God. For more info, e-mail [email protected] or go to Worldea.org.