Antioch, TN– James Forlines tendered his resignation as general director of Free Will Baptist International Missions on February 10, 2011, in agreement with the board, according to Chairman Danny Williams. “After carefully considering the challenging circumstances we are facing, the board believes a change in leadership is necessary,” asserted Williams.
Forlines has a long and fruitful relationship with International Missions, as a leading supporting pastor, board member, and as general director since 1999. During his tenure, the Mission experienced rapid growth, structural reorganization, and financial development. Under Forlines’ oversight the Mission has seen extraordinary overseas growth in conversions, baptisms, and churches planted. An emphasis on partnering with national leadership around the world has been a hallmark of Forlines’ tenure.