We are moving.
Today I formally announced my resignation. Here is the official press release.
Wilson Moves Back into Church Ministry Antioch, TN—Joe Wilson, stateside administrator for The Hanna Project (THP), announced his resignation today, June 4, 2012. He has accepted a position with Kirby Free Will Baptist Church in Michigan. “I’ve loved the years I’ve spent with International Missions and THP. However, my pastor’s heart has missed serving a local congregation of believers,” Joe explained. “At Kirby, I’ll have the opportunity to exercise my pastoral gifts as well as practice, in a local church context, my passion for reaching the world for Christ.”
Wilson transitioned into his THP role on September 1, 2010, after a tremendously successful 14-month assignment as special project coordinator for the Go10 Walk for the World.
“My understanding and love of missions has grown exponentially over the past three years,” Joe stated. “And my respect for our missionaries, along with the IM staff, has soared to new heights. They are some of the most dedicated and hard working people with whom I have had the privilege to serve.”
“In recent months, Joe has added incredible enthusiasm and dedicated effort to aiding the 2012 World Missions Offering efforts,” stated Mark McPeak, director of advancement. “He helped provide continuity as Sam McVay returned to Spain and I re-joined the Mission team. We will greatly miss Joe’s enthusiasm, can-do spirit, and positive attitude.”
General Director Clint Morgan echoed McPeak’s sentiments adding, “Joe has left an indelible mark on THP and the IM family. Although we will greatly miss him, we cannot discourage him from following the Lord’s leading.”
According to Morgan, the effective date of Wilson’s departure has not yet been established. “Joe and his wife Julie plan to fulfill their commitment to lead E-TEAM France. Training for leaders begins tomorrow and E-TEAM responsibilities do not conclude until June 28,” Morgan explained.
“It is my desire,” said Wilson, “to finish my time here well. When I return from France, I will need a few weeks to tie up loose ends and leave things in good order for my successor.”
“I commend Joe for the work he has done, and the attitude with which he has done it,” Morgan said. “It is my prayer that God will bless him and his family as they transition to ministry in Michigan.”