-------- Original Message --------
|G. Arthur Joy
|Jim Gilley: New President of 3ABN
|Fri, 31 Aug 2007
Chairman Walt Thompson announces a new president. Jim Gilley,
known for his liberal interpretation regarding adultery, particularly
as it relates to ministers and their post-adultery ministerial
role, and having allowed relicensing of adulterous pastors during
his tenure as conference president, has accepted the position
of President of Three Angels Broadcasting Network, Inc. Jim Gilley
was also part of the task force that exonerated Pastor Vendon
following the allegations by Claudia Burrow.
This also makes Jim Gilley a party to the lawsuit, Three Angels
Broadcasting Network, Inc. and Danny Lee Shelton vs. Gailon Arthur
Joy and Robert Pickle.
There has been no confirmation regarding his intentions to
continue his role as Senior Pastor in Dallas.
This announcement comes following the three known declines
from at least three other parties who had been asked, according
to sources, including the rather public request to Pastor Doug
Batchelor, and the not-so-public requests to the sitting president
of the Central California Conference and the former President
of the Minnesota Conference.
The General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists was
not available to comment on the appointment of Jim Gilley to
the 3ABN presidency.
Sources at 3ABN seem to confirm that Danny Lee Shelton will
continue in some as yet undesignated role as CEO. Whether that
will be in the position of Vice Chairman or a Vice President
is unknown at Press Time.
I have attached a copy of the copyrighted statement from 3ABN.org:
On August 30, 2007, the 3ABN board invited Elder Jim Gilley
to become the new president of the 3ABN world ministry. Jim joins
Danny Shelton, founder and visionary of 3ABN, in a move designed
to meet the challenge of rapidly expanding opportunities opening
up to the ministry. Daily, signs in the world about us shout
of the momentous times in which we live. We see a vast world
of hurting people crying out to God for they know not what. The
3ABN board has seen this need and heard this cry.
Elder Jim Gilley brings with him a vast experience in administration
and in both personal and public evangelism. As such, he is uniquely
qualified for this special calling. Building upon the strong
foundation already in place, Jim envisions even greater and more
cooperative efforts among the many varied ministries of God's
people as they seek to reach the honest in heart everywhere,
calling them out of Babylon in preparation for the glorious return
of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Jim will be introduced to our viewing audience in his new
role in an early upcoming live television appearance.
Chairman, 3ABN Board of Directors