The Bible in America

History From its founding in 1816, the American Bible Society has grappled with the task of making the Word of God available to Christians and churches in America. From its earliest days, it has worked to provide scriptures to the men, and later women of the military, to local and international bible societies, and to translate the Holy Bible to other languages used by peoples in the United States so that they could not only possess scripture, but could understand its importance in their own lives.

Leaders Starting with a leader of the American Revolution, Elias Boudinot, John Jay, first Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, and going right down to the most recent president Lamar Vest, The American Bible Society has always been led by “true believers” in the Bible cause.


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Dr. Eugene Habecker

President of the American Bible Society, 1990-2004

Church Affiliation: Presbyterian

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Dr. Habecker was born on June 17, 1946 in Hershey, Pennsylvania. He received a B.A. from Taylor University (1968), an M.A. from Ball State University (1969), and a law degree from Temple University (1973). He received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1981. From 1981 through 1991 Habecker served as the President of Huntington College in Huntington, Indiana. Habecker has been President of Taylor University since August 2005.

Dr Habecker is the author of The Other Side of Leadership and Leading with a Followers heart.

Dr Habecker with Pope John Paul II

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