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.
From Bruce’s Heart
“I’ve spent much of my time in international ministry supporting Western missionaries—foreigners ministering in local communities and local cultures . . . and now local churches are planted, and the local church is growing. I see the Church prevailing in every corner of the world.
There’s persecution, there's opposition, there are competing religions and philosophies and ideologies . . . but the Church is going forward!
As I watch the Church grow in unexpected places, I hurt for those who do not have access to God’s Word in the language of their heart. It is heartbreaking to hear them say that generations of their people have been born, lived, and died without having Scripture.
I commit to you to do all that the Lord enables me to do to support local church leaders passionate to see their communities transformed by the power of God’s Word, and you can join me. Let’s be part of the movement of God across the nations.”
Language of the Heart (Bruce’s Blog)
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!