Baptist Global Response CEO Jeff Palmer Announces Retirement

Jeff Palmer BP file photo.

NASHVILLE (BP) — Baptist Global Response CEO Jeff Palmer announced Feb. 20 he will be retiring from his current position in the coming months, prospectively timed for June 2020.

With prior overseas service experience, Palmer said his desire is to return to a more hands-on approach to ministry.

“When I say hands on, that means go back into primary ministry,” Palmer told Baptist Press. “I don’t know exactly what that means and what it will be, but we know God and know that He’s good and faithful and He’s leading in this so we’ll wind up in a great place wherever we’ll be.”

Although no specific plans are currently in place for Palmer’s future ministry, the transition is being approached with prayer and trust, Palmer said.

“We’re trusting the Lord and we don’t really have any idea what that will be, we’re open to wherever God leads,” Palmer said.

Paired with the announcement of his retirement, Palmer also confirmed that BGR will become part of Send Relief, the new cooperative effort between the International Mission Board and the North American Mission Board. (See related story.)

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Source: Baptist Press