Dr. Pilli comes from Estonia where he is currently pastor of Tartu Salem Baptist Church and an associate professor at Theological Seminary in Tartu. He had previously been Director of Baptist and Anabaptist Studies at IBTS, Prague from 2002-2006. Dr. Pilli has experiences of historical baptist theology in an East European context, is concerned for baptist identity, and has demonstrated a good understanding of academic and spiritual mentoring that recognises the contextual needs of his students.
He will take up the post in Amsterdam at the beginning of August 2014.
Dr Stuart Blythe, the newly appointed Rector of IBTS, says he is “thrilled” at this new appointment.
Dr John Weaver
Chair of IBTS Board of Trustees