Langham is pleased to announce the appointment of Rev Tayo Arikawe, BSc, MTh, as its new International Director.
Tayo Arikawe will be moving from his post as Director of Ministries at London City Mission, which he has held since 2017, to his new position on 1 April 2021.
Tayo Arikawe, from Nigeria, has served in church planting and pastor training ministry in several countries in Africa, in the UK and in continental Europe, seeking in each case to align biblical mission theology with clear strategic vision and effective practice.
Tayo, who lives in southwest London with his wife Calista and son Mekus, has also worked to strengthen relationships and missional vision among the wide variety of diaspora Christian communities in the UK.
Chris Wright, who has been International Ministries Director at Langham Partnership since 2001, will continue to serve the organisation in an ambassadorial capacity within the senior leadership team.
Graham Miller, Chief Executive of London City Mission says: “In God’s direction and strength, Tayo has led the London City Mission field team through significant changes, so that in God’s grace even more churches across London might be mobilised to reach the least reached communities with the gospel.
“It has been a joy and a privilege to serve with Tayo during times of great change, not only for LCM, but also for the world, and I am very thankful to the Lord for Tayo’s faithful perseverance and godly attitude. I know he will serve Langham Partnership International in the Lord’s strength and for his glory.”
Jill McGilvray, Chair of Langham Partnership International Council, says, “At Langham Partnership we are delighted to welcome Tayo Arikawe as our new International Director. We are grateful that God has led us to a man of such character, skill and experience and we look forward to continuing to help equip the global church under Tayo’s leadership.”