International (MNN/TWR) — Change is coming to Trans World
After 11 years at the helm, TWR's chief executive officer
David Tucker is stepping down to pave the way for a leadership transition.
"We live in a world
of change, and nowhere is change felt more than in the area of communications
and technology, creating new media, new channels and new opportunities to
communicate God's Word around the world," Tucker said. "This, coupled with the
continuing acceleration of globalization, significant shifts in Asia with the
growing economic powerhouses of China and India, and the maturing and
much-strengthened global reshaping of TWR, place the ministry in a unique
position to capitalize on these emerging trends."
Tucker, 63, is only the third person to hold TWR's top
leadership post in the organization's 53- year history. Lowell, who preceded
Tucker as CEO and president, will assume interim CEO responsibilities.
Day-to-day operational oversight will be provided by the ministry's 10-member
Global Leadership Team. Werner Kroemer, international director for Europe, CIS
and the Middle East, has been appointed team leader.
TWR's board cited a number of accomplishments during Tucker's
tenure, including: establishment of a new global vision for ministry, known as
the Global Strategic Plan; growth in number of languages aired from 180 to more
than 200; implementation of a servant leadership model; and the strengthening
of partnerships around the world. His resignation is effective on April 30,
TWR remains committed to building on their strong foundation
of evangelical ministry while ensuring sustained growth and impact around the
world for many years to come. Please
pray for the ministry in this time of transition, and pray for wisdom as the
leadership makes decisions.