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

  • Light in the Darkness February 6, 2020
    “Why does it seem that people in other parts of the world are so interested in the Bible when people in the U.S. seem to have lost interest?” This question surfaced in a recent conversation. I think it is difficult for us to imagine living in spiritual darkness. Regardless of our view of current trends […]
  • From Ordinary to Extraordinary January 10, 2020
    From our place in history, it is easy to look back and recognize the extraordinary impact that Peter and John had in the early church. But that was not their reputation among the church leaders at the time. Those church leaders described Peter and John as “unschooled, ordinary men” (Acts 4:13 NIV). They were fishermen—just […]
  • Changing the World, by the Power of God’s Word December 12, 2019
    I have tried before to write this post, but it’s hard. When a brother in Christ stands before you, with tears in his eyes, and asks, “Why doesn’t anyone care about us?” his tears become your own. How can I share this story? My wife and I were in Indonesia, deep in the jungle, visiting […]

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!