Meet Bruce Smith

Dr. Bruce A. Smith, President and CEO of Wycliffe Associates since 2000, has spent more than 30 years in international ministry. Believing in the power of the Word of God to transform lives, he has made it his lifelong goal to reach as many people as possible with the gospel through the ministry of Bible translation. Through his vision and leadership, hundreds of language groups around the world have received the tools to translate God’s Word into their heart language. Bruce and his wife Jan have two daughters, two sons-in-law, and are the proud grandparents of four grandsons.

Language of the Heart (Bruce’s Blog)

RSS Bruce Smith's Language of the Heart

  • Video: March 30th Bible Translation Update March 30, 2020
    I wanted to take a few minutes this morning to speak to you more personally. Here's a video I recorded for you, and a transcript is below.
  • COVID-19 Update for Bible Translation March 27, 2020
    The last two weeks have pulled all our lives in some unexpected directions. The situation surrounding coronavirus (COVID-19) has been rapidly escalating. We have been quickly responding, trying to prayerfully determine the best course of action for our ministry.
  • How Much Is Enough? March 5, 2020
    When you hear that around 700 languages have the complete Bible, does that seem like a lot or just a few? For context, current research suggests there are around 7,000 unique languages spoken in the world today. Unofficial estimates are even higher, suggesting the number could be two or three times that amount. Does that […]

Bruce’s Book: Sharing the Miraculous Stories of Translators on the Front Lines

Miracles are happening every day as national Bible translators—courageous men and women largely unknown to anyone else in the world—risk everything to be able to read Scripture in their heart language . . . stopping at nothing until they hold the precious Word of God in their hands, in their language for the very first time.

Their stories are powerful—and as you partner together with them for Bible translation, theirs are testimonies YOU should hear.

Don’t miss out on these stories of your gifts and prayers fighting on the front lines in the most difficult places in the world . . . advancing Bible translation. Download your copy today!