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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

  • The Last Step in Bible Translation October 24, 2019
    The moment a Bible translation workshop finishes, Bible translators are anxious for the work to be inked onto the page—anxious for the moment they can finally hold God’s Word in their hands. They gather around the Print On Demand unit and watch as the first copy of God’s Word is printed, and people scoop up […]
  • Attack on National Bible Translator September 12, 2019
    My heart is breaking with the latest news out of Cameroon. Tears still fill my eyes thinking about a precious Bible translator in West Africa who was brutally murdered in the middle of the night. He and his wife and several others were dragged out of their house and attacked mercilessly. Terror has ripped through […]
  • When they try to destroy Christianity—what do we do? August 21, 2019
    You hear stories in the news about the extreme persecution Christian believers are facing in other parts of the world. You’ve heard about the animosity, the rumors of war, and how the gospel is forbidden . . . often punishable by death. But there is another side to the story—amidst all this violence, the Spirit […]

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!