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Chris Cartwright has been named the new leader of the Elim group of churches.
After nomination by the denomination's National Leadership team and a subsequent postal ballot by the Elim Conference, the pastor will take on the role of General Superintendent at the Elim Leaders Summit in May.
He began his ministry in the late 1980's at Kensington Temple where he was respectively Worship Pastor, Director of the Director of the International Bible Institute of London and Associate Minister. He was ordained in 1993.
In 1997 he moved on to become the senior pastor of the City Temple in Cardiff, and in 2010 he became the Regional Leader for Wales and the Southern Region.
He is married to Annie and they have three children.
Chris will replace current General Superintendent John Glass. Commenting on his successor, he said: "Chris is a high integrity spiritual leader, and he and Annie can be assured of my continual prayers, warmest wishes and fullest support as they seek to take Elim into everything that God has for our Movement in the years that lie ahead."
Last year, Elim celebrated its 100th anniversary.