Chris and Kristin Deckert work with the The JESUS Film Project; a ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ . Chris is the Director of the Language Strategies Department. His teams focus on the coordination of translation and recording of the JESUS Film and other Gospel centered media. As of March of 2022 the JESUS Film had been translated into over 1900 languages. He also leads the Mission 865 initiative to translate and record the remaining 865 unreached languages into the JESUS Film by 2025. The Language Strategies team researches, prioritizes, and conducts JESUS Film translation workshops while meeting with Bible translation agencies to facilitate the translation of the Gospel of Luke.
Kristin and Chris have worked with Campus Crusade for Christ since 1991 and 1994 respectively. Kristin earned her degree in political science and history from Rutgers University. God called her into CCC during the time between her junior and senior year. She felt led by God to use her talents to disciple and train students to follow Christ and live in the power of the Holy Spirit.
Chris earned his Master's degree in Geographic Information Systems (computer mapping) from Virginia Tech. After working with many international students in graduate school, he felt God leading him to use his degree to help those who do not know Christ from around the world to hear the Good News. God led Chris to The JESUS Film Project where he was focused on mapping unreached people groups and languages while evaluating global evangelism and locating areas in need of the Gospel around the world.
Chris was a founding member and on the leadership team of the World Missions Atlas Project WorldMAP. Chris used his maps created for the JESUS Film and his team to show where the Bible and the JESUS Film has been translated around the world. Information from DAWN ministry showed where churches were located. Information from the IMB showed the spread of evangelization around the world. The WorldMAP website opened the door to freely available maps of every country in the world helping anyone to pray and develop strategies for people groups everywhere. The website was discontinued in 2010 when much of this groundbreaking work was passed on to national ministries and other organizations as mapping became more accessible.
Chris and Kristin have live in Orlando, FL with their three kids, Caleb, Nathan, and Chloe. Please continue to pray for their ministry with the Campus Crusade for Christ and the JESUS Film.
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