Recognizing Global Baptists Leader
The new BWA-Kowloon International Baptist Church (KIBC) Evangelism Award is designed to recognize a Baptist congregation effectively uniting evangelism and discipleship. Presented every five years, the award will be given to a church actively engaged in sharing the Gospel through an innovative approach that is biblically-based, Christ-centered, and culturally-sensitive.
KIBC has been ministering in the center of life in Kowloon, Hong Kong, for more than 50 years and is a dynamic church with a heart for evangelism. With members from more than 30 countries, it has sponsored the launch of several “chapels,” including University Baptist Church and Clearwater Bay International Baptist Church. KIBC members have undertaken mission ventures in China, Cambodia, Mongolia, Myanmar, and the Philippines in fulfillment of the broad vision God has given to them. In keeping with this dedication to evangelism, Kowloon International Baptist Church has partnered with the BWA to establish this Evangelism Award and generously provide its funding.
In addition to a focus on mission and evangelism, the BWA stands in support of religious freedom, human rights, and justice. To recognize leadership in this area, the long-standing Congress Quinquennial Human Rights Award is given for a lifetime of achievement to an individual who has shown significant accomplishments in global advocacy for human rights and the pursuit of social justice and peace.
It is awarded every five years, and past awardees include:
- Corneille Gato Munyamasoko, Rwanda (2015)
- Denton Lotz, USA (2010)
- Lauran Bethell, USA (2005)
- Saw Simon, Myanmar (2000)
- Jimmy Carter, USA (1995)
Denton & Janice Lotz Annual Human Rights Award
Janice Lotz (USA) and Baptist World Alliance President Paul Msiza (South Africa) present Rev. Dr. Burchel Taylor with the 2019 Denton and Janice Lotz Human Rights Award at the 2019 Baptist World Alliance Annual Gathering in Nassau, The Bahamas.
Christer Daelander of Sweden receives the 2018 Denton and Janice Lotz Human Rights Award at the 2018 Baptist World Alliance Annual Gathering in Zürich, Switzerland.