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Alliance for the Unreached Appoints New Executive Director/CEO

Alliance for the Unreached
Sept. 26, 2022

WHEATON, Ill., Sept. 26, 2022 /Christian Newswire/ -- The board of directors for Alliance for the Unreached, (an association of more than 60 international ministries focused on fulfilling the Great Commission) has named Steve Johnson as its first full time Executive Director/CEO.

Johnson filled the position effective September 1, 2022, to take the reins from Dr. Marv Newell as he steps into retirement and other ministry endeavors. "It's been an honor to lead this ministry and to see how God has expanded the Alliance from just a few members in 2014 to now more than 60 organizations working together to reach those who have never heard the gospel," said Newell.

"The past several weeks have been a whirlwind as God has moved in a big way to bring us our first full-time Executive Director," said Jon Fugler, founding member and current chair of the Alliance board. "Marv has served the Alliance with great commitment and success. It has thrived under his leadership. Now we're thrilled to welcome Steve Johnson to lead the Alliance into the future."

Johnson, who was a founding member of the Alliance and served as its first volunteer president in 2014 - 2015, returns to the ministry having served most recently as the Vice President of Content Development for Focus on the Family in Colorado Springs. "I can't think of anything more important that I could be doing right now. Jesus told us to be His ambassadors to the farthest reaches of the earth so that everyone might have a chance to hear the gospel. I'm humbled that He is allowing me to return to the Alliance. I know together we can take the gospel where it has never been before," said Johnson.

The Alliance for the Unreached was founded in 2014 in an effort to increase awareness and engagement on behalf of the more than 2 billion people (nearly a third of the world's population) who have never heard the gospel message nor have access to Scripture in their languages. Since its inception, the Alliance has grown from seven founding members to more than 60 members, all working toward the goal of reaching those who have yet to hear about Jesus.

The Alliance is the developer and sponsor of the International Day for the Unreached, an annual event in which churches and missions-minded Christians work to raise awareness of the cause of the unreached. Most recently, the Alliance launched a major advocacy campaign called A Third of Us, representing the nearly one-third of the world's population that has limited access to the gospel. More information available at https://athirdofus.com/

For more information or to schedule an interview, contact Sarah Roche at ateam@athirdofus.com. Visit Mission Network News to hear a more detailed interview: https://www.mnnonline.org/news/alliance-for-the-unreached-helps-u-s-churches-recapture-global-vision/

SOURCE Alliance for the Unreached

CONTACT: Sarah Roche, ateam@athirdofus.com