Posted: 3/2/20 at 2:30pm. Written by John Upton, BGAV Executive Director.
Paul Montacute, retired Director of BWAid, passed away in mid-February in Vienna, Virginia. Paul and his wife, Judith, have been longtime, faithful members of Vienna Baptist Church. Paul, originally from Great Britain, became a global leader among Baptists around the world as he led Baptist work in relief and aid. He eagerly introduced Virginia Baptists to the larger global Baptist family challenging all of us to offer aid and relief in a way that respected those in need. He could be fearless in walking alongside those being persecuted, even when it placed him in harm’s way.
Paul, while being a global friend to all, was a committed Virginia Baptist who loved his local church. Much of my understanding of how to offer aid in a healthy and dignified way I learned from Paul. He will be deeply missed.
Our prayers and condolences are extended to Judith, their two sons, and the BWA family.
To learn more about Paul Montacute and his work, click here.