The Reverend Julian Linnell, Ph.D., directs AFM. Julian was educated in the UK at Cambridge University (B.A., M.A.), in the US at the University of Pennsylvania (M.S., Ph.D.) and Trinity School for Ministry (M.Div.), in China at Wuhan University and in Taiwan at Tunghai University (Mandarin language studies). He served in China and Taiwan for five years, teaching English and Applied Linguistics. As a researcher and professor, he has taught graduate and undergraduate courses at various US and overseas universities.

Julian is an ordained Anglican minister, has preached, taught, and served in the US, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Dominican Republic. He currently serves on the Anglican Communion’s Evangelism and Church Planting Initiative Task Force. He is available as a speaker for missions conferences, seminars, preaching, and mission consultation on topics such as:

  • Mission and the Bible
  • Global Anglicanism
  • Unfinished Task in Mission

Julian and his wife, Kim, live in Richmond, Virginia with their four daughters. In his free time, he enjoys running, reading, eating Indian food, and improving his Mandarin Chinese.

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