Thank you so much for praying for the process of appointing a new Director of the North West Partnership. I am very pleased to announce that we have appointed to the role Revd Dr Rohintan Mody.

Ro was born in India into a Zoroastrian (Parsee) family. He became a Christian in 1989. After nine years working in the City, Ro did a year of Cornhill training, then studied full time at Oak Hill College and was awarded a first class degree. Ro’s PhD from Aberdeen was in 1 Corinthians, he has written a number of articles and has a commentary on Habbakuk to be published soon. He has had many years experience preaching and training Bible teachers in London, the West Midlands, Aberdeen, commuter-belt Surrey, Bournemouth, Singapore and Cambridge in both Anglican and independent churches.

Since May 2017 Ro has been New Testament Lecturer and Academic Dean at the Evangelical Theological College of Asia in Singapore, equipping students for expository Word ministry in south east Asia. He has taught Greek, New Testament overview, Mark, John, Romans, Ephesians, the pastoral epistles and Hebrews, and helped shape the ethos and curriculum of the College, as well as teaching expository preaching.

Ro has a passion for training people from a wide variety of cultures in Word ministry to equip them for serving their local church for the glory of God. He is the only known ordained minister from a Zoroastrian background, and may well be the only one ever!

Ro is married to Rita and they have an eighteen yearold daughter Charis. He loves going out with his family and welcoming friends and Church family into his home. He relaxes by listening to classical music, especially Bach and Wagner.

Ro writes “I am very thankful for the Lord’s guidance in my appointment to this role.  I am excited to be coming with my family to serve at NWGP.  NWGP plays a critical role in training women and men for Word ministry in the North West of our nation. We need to make the Word of Christ fully known and the people of Christ to become full mature in Christ in the North West. Our nation needs the Gospel today more than ever, and so needs Gospel workers trained and equipped for the harvest. I look forward to joining you in this mission.”

Please be praying for Ro, Rita and Charis as they move up later in the year and for Ro as he gets ready for September 2023, Please do be ready to welcome them. Do also be thinking about who you can send for training at the North West Gospel Partnership training course next year.

Yours in Christ,

Gerry Straker