Dr. John Chesnut | Wycliffe Bible Translators

Dr. John Chesnut

President and CEO

John serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Wycliffe Bible Translators USA. John and his wife, Kelly, are passionate about seeing God transform people and communities when they experience his Word in a language and format they truly understand.  

They spent nine years in the Philippines where John served in a variety of leadership roles with SIL Philippines and SIL International

In 2011, the Chesnuts returned to the United States where John served as Chief Development and Partnerships Officer for Wycliffe USA. Prior to joining Wycliffe, he served as a pastor and church planter for 13 years. John earned his master of divinity and doctor of ministry from Denver Seminary. 

Dr. Chesnut and his wife, Kelly, have seven children through birth and adoption. They love the tapestry of nations God has woven together in their family. In his spare time, John enjoys the outdoors — whether hiking, teaching his grandkids how to fish or going on an early morning walk.

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