James Bard

Bard grew up on the mission field in SE Asia and returned to SE Asia after college to work with a large, tribal unreached people group. It was there that Bard and his team ran up against non-literacy & oral culture. This was the beginning of his journey to understand, celebrate, and make the Gospel come alive to Oral Cultures. Bard currently travels internationally with Scriptures in Use, an organization which trains ministry leaders to use the oral arts–storytelling, poetry, song, dance, and drama–to evangelize, disciple, plant churches, and train leaders. This is all for the purpose of starting disciple-making movements among the least reached people of the world.