The trustees of Barnabas Aid International have announced the resignation of Dr Patrick Sookhdeo as a trustee of Barnabas Aid International. He also stepped down from his positions as international director and chief executive of Barnabas Fund as of 22 November 2015.
Dr Sookhdeo founded Barnabas Fund. In a statement, the board of trustees said, ‘Dr Sookhdeo has led Barnabas Fund with zeal, vision and integrity for 22 years. We are immensely grieved that current circumstances oblige him to step down’.
Rev. Paul Mursalin will become acting international director and Hendrik Storm will become chief executive. Dr Sookhdeo said, ‘It has been a privilege to serve the persecuted Church for many years. I have always been motivated by the needs of Christians facing suffering.
‘I hope, for many years to come, I can continue serving those whom the world often doesn’t notice. My inspiration has always been Barnabas, the encourager, who stood up for the suffering saints of the early church. Please pray for me, as I pray for others’.