'Warm, smooth' transition in translator's leadership

Monday, February 4, 2019
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Bill Bumpas (OneNewsNow.com)

sharing the gospelAn organization that has been leading the way in Bible translation for decades is going through a leadership transition.

Dr. John Chesnut has been named the new president and CEO of Wycliffe Bible Translators USA. Chesnut, who has been with Wycliffe for 17 years, is only the seventh president in the organization's 77-year history. He will work closely with current president and departing CEO Bob Creson for a three-month transitional period. Leading the ministry for nearly 16 years, Creson said about a year and a half ago, he began thinking about turning things over to younger leadership.

Creson, Bob (Wycliffe Bible Translators USA)"It is important for me to have a smooth transition," he shares with OneNewsNow. "I've been with Wycliffe now almost 37 years and I've seen good [transitions] and I've seen less good ones, and I wanted to make sure that this one was as smooth and warm. So I've very pleased [and] looking forward [to it]. We started the transition last month, and it's going very, very well."

As he prepares to finish his time at Wycliffe, Creson says the finish line of making the Bible accessible in the language of every tribe and every nation is in sight.

"Believe me, when I started 37 years ago it never occurred to me [that] we'd be having these conversations," he offers. "But we really believe we're on that trajectory now and looking forward to what that's going to mean for the growth of the Church as well as the accomplishment of the Great Commission."

Creson says it's an exciting time to be involved in Bible translation.

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