Mr. and Mrs. Corneille Gato Munyamasoko receive the BWA's human rights award from David Maddox during the 2015 World Congress in Durban. Photo by Cliff Vaughn.

Corneille Gato Munyamasoko receive the BWA's human rights award from David Maddox during the 2015 World Congress in Durban. Photo by Cliff Vaughn.

Regina Class, general secretary of the Union of Evangelical Free Churches (Baptists) in Germany and former BWA vice president, speaks at the "Gender Roles and Human Dignity" workshop at the BWA's 2015 World Congress. Molly Marshall (right), president of Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas, listens as she prepares to speak. Photo by Alia Abboud.

Regina Class, general secretary of the Union of Evangelical Free Churches (Baptists) in Germany and former BWA vice president, speaks at the "Gender Roles and Human Dignity" workshop at the BWA's 2015 World Congress. Molly Marshall (right), president of Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas, listens as she prepares to speak. Photo by Alia Abboud.

Newly elected European Baptist Federation president, Asatur Nahapetyan from Armenia, with newly elected vice president, Jenni Entrican from Great Britain, at the EBF 2015 council meeting in Sofia, Bulgaria. Photo by Tony Peck.

Newly elected European Baptist Federation president, Asatur Nahapetyan from Armenia, with newly elected vice president, Jenni Entrican from Great Britain, at the EBF 2015 council meeting in Sofia, Bulgaria. Photo by Tony Peck.

Roy Medley, retiring general secretary of the American Baptist Churches, U.S.A., speaks at the North American Baptist Fellowship meeting during the BWA's 2015 World Congress in Durban. Photo by Brian Kaylor.

Roy Medley, retiring general secretary of the American Baptist Churches, U., speaks at the North American Baptist Fellowship meeting during the BWA's 2015 World Congress in Durban. Photo by Brian Kaylor.

Opening session for the 2015 European Baptist Federation council meeting in Sofia, Bulgaria. EBF general secretary Tony Peck (left middle), Bulgarian president, Rosen Plevnaliev (center) and EBF president Otniel Bunaciu (right middle). Photo by Nabil Costa.

Opening session for the 2015 European Baptist Federation council meeting in Sofia, Bulgaria. EBF general secretary Tony Peck (left middle), Bulgarian president, Rosen Plevnaliev (center) and EBF president Otniel Bunaciu (right middle). Photo by Nabil Costa.

A service of thanksgiving to celebrate the official opening of the Sofia Baptist Centre in Sofia, Bulgaria, which hosted the European Baptist Federation's 2015 Council Meeting (Sept. 23 - 26). Photo provided by EBF.

A service of thanksgiving to celebrate the official opening of the Sofia Baptist Centre in Sofia, Bulgaria, which hosted the European Baptist Federation's 2015 Council Meeting (Sept. 23 - Photo provided by EBF.

A view of the city from inside the new Sofia Baptist Centre in Sofia, Bulgaria, the site of the 2105 European Baptist Federation Council Meeting (Sept. 23 - 26). Photo provided by EBF.

A view of the city from inside the new Sofia Baptist Centre in Sofia, Bulgaria, the site of the 2105 European Baptist Federation Council Meeting (Sept. 23 - Photo provided by EBF.

European Baptists gathered on Sept. 20 at the old Baptist church building, gave thanks to God for all that happened there for over 90 years, and then walked down to the new Sofia Baptist Center building, which hosted the 2015 EBF Council Meeting (Sept 23 - 26). Photo provided by EBF.

European Baptists gathered on Sept. 20 at the old Baptist church building, gave thanks to God for all that happened there for over 90 years, and then walked down to the new Sofia Baptist Center building, which hosted the 2015 EBF Council Meeting (Sept 23 - 26). Photo provided by EBF.

Attendees, including State President of Bulgaria Plevneliev, greet one another at the opening event of the European Baptist Federation's 2015 council meeting in Sofia, Bulgaria. Photo by Helle Liht.

Attendees, including State President of Bulgaria Plevneliev, greet one another at the opening event of the European Baptist Federation's 2015 council meeting in Sofia, Bulgaria. Photo by Helle Liht.

Rosen Plevneliev, President of the Republic of Bulgaria, attends the opening session of the 2015 European Baptist Federation council meeting in Sofia, Bulgaria. Photo by Otniel Bunaciu.

Rosen Plevnaliev, president of Bulgaria, addressing the opening session of the 2015 European Baptist Federation's council meeting in Sofia, Bulgaria. He notes how Baptists offered all kind have helped refugees during the ongoing crisis. Photo by Nabil Costa.

Rosen Plevnaliev, president of Bulgaria, addressing the opening session of the 2015 European Baptist Federation's council meeting in Sofia, Bulgaria. He notes how Baptists offered all kind have helped refugees during the ongoing crisis. Photo by Nabil Costa.

Otniel Bunaciu, president of the European Baptist Federation and a Romanian theologian, preaches during the opening session of the EBF's 2015 council meeting in Sofia, Bulgaria. He asked worshippers to consider, "How would refugees hear the word of God?" Photo by Nabil Costa.

Otniel Bunaciu, president of the European Baptist Federation and a Romanian theologian, preaches during the opening session of the EBF's 2015 council meeting in Sofia, Bulgaria. He asked worshippers to consider, "How would refugees hear the word of God?" Photo by Nabil Costa.

Otniel Bunaciu, president of the European Baptist Federation and a Romanian theologian, holds us a sign at the end of sermon, preaching during the opening session of the EBF's 2015 council meeting in Sofia, Bulgaria. Photo by Nabil Costa.

Otniel Bunaciu, president of the European Baptist Federation and a Romanian theologian, holds us a sign at the end of sermon, preaching during the opening session of the EBF's 2015 council meeting in Sofia, Bulgaria. Photo by Nabil Costa.

Paul Msiza of South Africa (left), BWA president-elect for 2015-2020, and Otniel Bunaciu of Romania (right), at the 2015 World Congress in Durban. Photo provided by Otniel Bunaciu.

Paul Msiza of South Africa (left), BWA president-elect for and Otniel Bunaciu of Romania (right), at the 2015 World Congress in Durban. Photo provided by Otniel Bunaciu.

With Camelia representing Romsnia @ 21 BWA Congress in Durban! #BaptistCongress15

With Camelia representing Romsnia @ 21 BWA Congress in Durban!

The KwaMashu Baptist Church Choir from South Africa leads during the Thursday night worship gathering at the 2015 World Congress in Durban. Photo by Cliff Vaughn.

The KwaMashu Baptist Church Choir from South Africa leads during the Thursday night worship gathering at the 2015 World Congress in Durban. Photo by Cliff Vaughn.

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