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Alan Donaldson PhotoAlan Donaldson, a pastor and former General Director of the Baptist Union of Scotland was appointed earlier this year as the new European Baptist Federation (EBF) General Secretary. After some years in industry, Alan studied at London Bible College before becoming a children’s evangelist with the Billy Graham organisation in Moscow, Russia. After further study at the Scottish Baptist College he took on senior pastorates at Leven and Dumfries Baptist Churches, these churches experiencing significant development under his leadership. 
From 2010 to 2019 Alan served as General Director of the Baptist Union of Scotland and during this period was an active member of the BUGB Council, BMS Council and the Family Solution Team.

Recently Alan added to his existing theology degree an MTh in Applied Theology from Spurgeon’s College.
Alan is married to Ruth and they have two grown-up children and have fostered 14 others over 17 years. He is a keen sportsman with curling being the main outlet for his competitiveness.

Meego Remmel the president of EBF wrote, 'Alan Donaldson embodies a very unique character in his Christ-likeness and is greatly gifted by God’s Spirit. His visionary leadership, skills and experience empower others. He embodies an evangelistic and disciple-making vision for baptistic people and mission in today's world.'

Read more on page 16 of in the Autumn edition of the Baptists Together magazine or listen to Alan and his wife Ruth, talk about the community where they live, in the video below.
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