New Testament Assembly appoints new leader

Rev Sean Samuel will become the church's National Presiding Bishop in August 2023.

The Senior Pastor at the New Generation Church in Nottingham, Rev Sean Samuel, has been appointed as Bishop Elect. He will be consecrated as National Presiding Bishop of the New Testament Assembly (NTA) on 26 August 2023. He will take over from Bishop Delroy Powell, who has served two terms in the role.

Rev Sean has served in Nottingham for 17 years. He is a member of a forum known as the Majority Black Led Churches (MBLC) in the city. MLBC takes a keen interest in working with the local police and Nottingham City Council to better serve the community in addressing youth violence and to “create a platform for advocacy through the gospel”.

From a humble beginning in 1961 in the living room of a house in Balham, South London, NTA has grown into a global organisation with churches and ministries across four continents. NTA (UK) currently has 12 branches in England, mainly in London and the Midlands.

Outgoing Bishop, Delroy Powell who has worked alongside Rev Samuel over many years commented, “The mantle of leadership has fallen on the shoulders of a good man, a man of great integrity and sincere humility. I have all confidence that he will succeed in preserving the great legacy entrusted to us by our forebearers as well as in preparing the next generation to
navigate the uncharted waters of the times ahead”.

Rev Samuel said: “I count it a great privilege to be appointed as the National Presiding Bishop of the New Testament Assembly (NTA) England, an organisation that has dedicated itself to serving the diaspora church and the wider community in the United Kingdom for more than six decades.

“We have maintained a strong partnership with Churches Together England over time. While we are cognizant of our different expressions and points of divergence, I am hopeful by God’s grace that we can continue to collaborate in mission and service.”

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