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Wycliffe Bible Translators

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Summary:  Wycliffe Bible Translators (WBT) began in 1942 as an interdenominational missionary organization with the goal of forwarding, in every way possible, the translation of the Word of God into all languages of the world. WBT makes known to the Christian community the opportunities for service, the need for financial and prayer support, and encourages Christians to join with it in bringing God’s Word to ethnic groups around the world.  Wycliffe Bible Translators aims to see a Bible translation program in progress for every language in the world by 2025.

MinistryWatch Financial Efficiency Rating:  4 Star (out of a possible 5 Stars)

MinistryWatch Transparency Grade:  A

ECFA Member?  Yes

Revenue in Most Recent Year Available (2019):  $208,569,000

Five-Year Revenue Trend:  increasing (by about 12% percent change)

Percent of Revenue Wycliffe Bible Translators on Fundraising:  9 percent 

Percent Peer Group Spends on Fundraising:  9 percent

President:  John Chesnut (since April 1, 2019)

President’s Salary and Other Compensation:  $64,447 (9 months)

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