Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet

Who We Are:

Organized in 1967 by friends of Bible translators, Wycliffe Associates is a ministry accelerating the work of Church Owned Bible Translation around the world.

Our Ministry:

Wycliffe Associates accelerates the work of Church Owned Bible Translation by empowering national Bible translators to provide God’s Word in their own heart language; partnering with the local church to guide and guard translation work, harnessing their passion and desire for God’s Word; and engaging people from around the world to provide resources, technology, training, and support for Bible translation. Because millions of people around the world still wait to have the Scriptures in the language of their heart, Wycliffe Associates is working as quickly as we can to see every verse of God’s Word translated into every tongue to speak to every heart. We are directly involved with speeding Bible translation by providing technology, training, resources, logistics, networking, expertise, volunteers, and support. By empowering Mother Tongue Translators and the local church around the world, we are striving to achieve the goal of having a Bible in every language.  


  • Currently accelerating the work of Bible translation in 68 countries
  • Installed 549 Bible Translation Acceleration Kits (BTAKs) in 48 countries for 793 language communities since started installing BTAKs
  • 6,523 Tablets for National Translators (TNTs) were distributed in 67 countries to date
  • 1,299 Bible Translation Recording Kits (BTRKs) were distributed since the program first started
  • 131 Print On Demand (POD) systems have been deployed around the world to date
  • Improved hundreds of facilities for Bible translation around the world

Wycliffe Associates Global Language/Translation Facts:

  • Languages currently spoken in the world: 7,360
  • Bible translation started in over 1,000 languages
  • Bible translations in progress in 743 languages
  • 484 Completed New Testaments

Key Personnel:

Leadership Team

  • Simoun Ung, President/CEO
  • Tim Neu, Chief Operating Officer
  • Scott Brown, Vice President of Finance and Administration
  • Steve Martin, Vice President of Field Development
  • Frank Nolan, Vice President of Marketing and Communications
  • Tabitha Price, Vice President of Translation Services
  • Mark Stedman, Vice President of Technology

Board of Trustees

  • Linda Allen, Chairman
  • Gay Ellen Stulp, Vice Chair
  • Chris Magill, Secretary
  • Bill Baker, Treasurer
  • Cindy Hawkins
  • Chip Hull
  • Dr. Stephen Panya Baba


Shelly Waterson, Director of Marketing and Communications
(207) 793-0042