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Bishop Kirby de Lanerolle appointed General Secretary of IIADS

May 5, 2024 | Latest News

The International Independent Apostolic Diocesan Synod (IIADS), under the governance of the Indian National Apostolic Diocese (INA), has promoted Bishop Kirby de Lanerolle as General Secretary.

Bishop Kirby de Lanerolle appointed General Secretary of IIADS

The International Independent Apostolic Diocesan Synod (IIADS), under the governance of the Indian National Apostolic Diocese (INA), has promoted Bishop Kirby de Lanerolle as General Secretary. This new role entrusts him with the spiritual oversight of over 11,000 churches spread across South Asia, the Middle East, and the United States.

Bishop Kirby, alongside his wife Fiona, has been a pivotal figure in the religious landscape of Sri Lanka since answering a spiritual call in 2007. The couple founded the WOWlife Church in Colombo after years of extensive theological study and service in both business and public sectors, including leading significant projects with the FAO and UNV in Sri Lanka.

Under the mentorship of the late Rev. Dr. Neil Obeyesekere, a pioneer in the charismatic church movement in Dubai and a Bishop of the INA to Dubai, Bishop Kirby developed a ministry that seamlessly integrates with local cultures, focusing on practical solutions to societal issues rather than conversion.

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