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Executive Director

James Poole

James is passionate about making the Bible available to everyone and seeing churches grow strong in God’s word.


James says: I love how the Bible continually speaks into my life. It is so relevant to life here and now. That could only be the case if it is God speaking, which is why it is so important that all people are able to engage with what God is saying through the Bible in their language.’


Having left a previous career as a computer programmer in order to go to Bible college, James has served as an Associate Vicar at a church in the UK and in training church leaders in Kenya.


Today he leads Wycliffe, helping to define strategy and direction, and building strong partnerships which enable the work. He is a popular conference speaker, and his role takes him around the world and across the UK and Ireland. James and his wife live in Oxford, where they are members of a mission-minded city centre church.

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