Evangelical Leaders Passing the Baton
Evangelical Leaders Passing the Baton: My friend Tullian Tchividjian is highlighted in this World Magazine article about how mega-ministries grapple with a founder's departure. Lynn Vincent writes: "The leadership transfer at Coral Ridge is one among several recent changings-of-the-guard in which control of major evangelical ministries has passed from founder to first successor....Others evangelical leaders, such as Billy Graham, 90; Prison Fellowship founder Chuck Colson, 77; televangelist Pat Robertson, 78; and Focus on the Family founder James Dobson, 72, have retired or passed most control of their ministries to successors. Still others, such as Robert H. Schuller, 82, senior pastor of 10,000-member Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, Calif., have experimented with succession plans, only to change course later." Read it.
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