The principal of Moorlands College in Dorset has announced he is stepping down to accept a new role as senior minister of a church in the Caribbean.
After almost two decades in his current role, Dr Steve Brady (pictured left) is joining First Baptist Church on Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands.
He said: "It has been a real tussle in decision-making for me, since I have been so privileged to have been at Moorlands College these many years.
"I am so grateful for all the love, support, prayer and friendship I have experienced here, not least in these last six months since my dear Brenda's passing."
In a note to colleagues, Dr Steve Brady said he has been associated with First Baptist for 20 years and he will leave Moorlands by the end of the year.
He continued: "Although, I expect my tenure as Principal of Moorlands will conclude by the end of this calendar year, Moorlands will be in excellent hands with a superb team of colleagues.
"I also expect to keep very strong links with the College as some students already have experienced block placements at First Baptist - I am expecting many more.
"I and the whole team are grateful for your interest and prayers."
Dr Steve became only the third principal in the college's 70 year history when he was appointed to the role in 1999.
Founded by David Clifford in 1947, Moorlands College offers Christian theology and training from an evangelical and non-denominational perspective from its site near Christchurch.
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