Rev. Dr. Rupen Das elected CBS National Director
TORONTO, November 1, 2017 – It is with great pleasure that we announce the unanimous election by the Board of Governors of Dr. Rupen Das as National Director of the Canadian Bible Society, effective January 1, 2018.
Dr. Das comes to us as a Christian missiologist with considerable field and management experience and a deep desire for serving national and international mission agencies on an ecumenical level. He has had extensive leadership experience in the development of organizations and innovative fundraising strategies with World Vision Canada and other organizations.
Originally from Bangalore, India, and having lived in a dozen countries over his lifetime, Dr. Das spent his early years in senior management in the field of Christian Relief and Development, Advocacy, Emergency Response and Disaster Mitigation, and Regional Program Management with World Vision, and in evangelism and disciple making ministries with the Navigators and similar organizations. Most recently he has been with Canadian Baptist Ministries in setting up programs for refugees and the development of theological education. Academically, he joined the ranks as an accomplished educator, having been a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University and adjunct faculty at Eastern University.
More recently, Dr. Das earned his Doctorate of Ministry degree at Acadia University in Nova Scotia and is Research Professor in Theology at Tyndale Seminary in Toronto faculty at the International Baptist Theological Study Centre in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Dr. Das has authored five books and numerous journal articles and periodicals on international development and poverty and justice over his career. We are indeed privileged and grateful to God for Rupen’s servant heart and willingness to accept this significant leadership role at the Canadian Bible Society.
CBS has been translating, producing, distributing and engaging people with the Bible and Scriptures since 1804. With offices and Bible Stores across Canada, we are proceeding with the establishment of new Bible Centres in five regions. We have also recently embarked on an innovation initiative to interest the broader Christian and secular majority of Canada to find new meaning with the Scriptures.