The Success Rate of Succession
Tullian TchividjianWilliam Graham Tullian Tchividjian (pronounced cha-vi-jin) is the Senior Pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. A Florida native, Tullian is also the grandson of Billy and Ruth Graham, a visiting professor of theology at Reformed Theological Seminary, and a contributing editor to Leadership Journal. A graduate of Columbia International University (philosophy) and Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando (M.Div.), Tullian has authored a number of books including Jesus + Nothing = Everything (Crossway). He travels extensively, speaking at conferences throughout the U.S., and his sermons are broadcast daily on the radio program LIBERATE. As a respected pastor, author, and speaker, Tullian is singularly and passionately devoted to seeing people set free by the radical, amazing power of God's grace. When he is not reading, studying, preaching, or writing, Tullian enjoys being with people and relaxing with his wife, Kim, and their three children—Gabe, Nate, and Genna. He loves the beach, loves to exercise, and when he has time, he loves to surf.
- 2009 Mar 30
World magazine has a good article entitled Passing the Baton: How Mega-Ministries Grapple with a Founder’s Departure. The merger between Coral Ridge and New City is the focus of the article.
The odds are against us. But if God is for us, who cares about the odds! May this “succession” be a demonstration to the whole world that with God all things are possible and that this is Christ’s church and “the gates of hell cannot prevail against it.”
By the way, I’d like to give a “shout-out” to my good friend and Coral Ridge ruling elder, Skip Sigh, who get’s rightful credit for the picture. Skip, I’ll pay you later!