Dr. David Swarr, ION International Executive Director, on behalf of the Global Executive Team, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jerry Wiles to the role of North America Regional Director. In this role, Wiles will facilitate the North American aspect of this global network of organizations and orality practitioners serving oral learners. Jerry is one of the early orality forerunners and has been a paradigm pioneer in the orality movement.
In this new role, Wiles will be facilitating a number of initiatives to increase the understanding of the many applications of Orality methods, practices and strategies in the North American context. He will be leading a team to assist churches and ministries in the USA and Canada to implement Orality programs for more effective impact, locally and globally.
A former pastor and businessman, Wiles has served in numerous leadership roles, most recently as President and then President Emeritus of Living Water International. He previously served with the Houston Baptist University, Every Home for Christ, and Williams Baptist College. He was the regional coordinator for mission America and the City Strategies Network of the AD2000 and Beyond Movement. Jerry sits on the boards of numerous ministries and mission agencies. Jerry and his wife, Sheila, have two grown children and 6 grandchildren. He is based in Houston, Texas.