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News Beat Int'l CR January 2011 Print Email
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Wednesday, 29 December 2010 10:36 AM America/New_York

INTL_BEAT-Zschech_DarleneWell-known worship leader Darlene Zschech, 45, has left the Australian megachurch where she has served for 25 years to become senior pastor of a nearby Pentecostal church. Zschech, whose songs “Shout to the Lord,” “The Potter’s Hand,” “Glorify Your Name” and numerous others made the name of Hillsong Church in Sydney synonymous with modern worship music worldwide, will lead Church Unlimited on Australia’s Central Coast with her husband, Mark, starting Jan. 23. The Zschechs will still be involved in various Hillsong praise & worship projects.   

After six years of service, Graham Sopp stepped down at the end of last month as Biblica’s European ministries director. Sopp served in a number of roles, including U.K. national director and group vice president of Eurasia. He also provided leadership to STL Distribution’s U.K. operation following its merger with the International Bible Society in 2008.   ?

INTL_BEAT-FrankfurtBookFairEight Christian magazines in Eastern Europe, Asia and South America will receive free digital publishing software from FlipViewer Xpress Creator. The magazines won the prize in a Digital Publishing Platform Giveaway created by Magazine Training International (MTI) for E-Book Systems. The company donated the software as a support to MTI’s efforts to help Christian magazines in developing countries.   ?

U.S. Christian publishers reported an increase in appointments during the Oct. 12-16 Frankfurt Book Fair in Frankfurt, Germany,which drew more than 25 Christian publishers—represented by the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association through its cooperative exhibit, also known as the Christian Collective. ECPA officials said that the increased appointments was attributed to the Christian Collective unable to attend the London Book Fair last year due to the Icelandic volcanic ash forcing the closure of London’s Heathrow Airport.