KOVOOR, George (2012) (300)The Revd Canon George Kovoor, General Secretary of EFAC, has been elected rector of St John’s Episcopal Church, New Haven. St John’s acquired a reputation as an evangelical parish under the long tenure of Peter Rodgers. Kovoor was President of one of the Church of England’s theological colleges (seminaries), Trinity College, Bristol, from 2005 to April 2013.

EFAC is the international body supported by the organisations that represent the Evangelicals in each of the various Anglican churches throughout the world. EFAC-USA, formerly the Fellowship of Witness, was the organisation representing Evangelicals in the Episcopal Church. EFAC-USA ceased to function when its chairman left the Episcopal Church, and has yet to be reorganised. There is a history of EFAC-USA, written by Cook Kimball, and a copy of the EFAC Statement of Faith, on our ‘Resources’ page.

Kovoor hopes to contribute to a reorganisation of EFAC-USA and the renewal of the Episcopal Church: “I am hoping that my arrival to the USA and to St John’s Episcopal Church will be an encouragement to the evangelicals in the USA… I hope I can organise all those who share a common commitment to Christ, the Bible, to Mission and Evangelism. I believe God called me to serve here as a rallying point to faithful evangelicals. I have experienced the presence and the power of the Living God in my life and ministry and am sure that the Lord has brought me here for a purpose.”