Our Missionaries


Our missionaries are normal people from all walks of life who have dedicated their lives to serving and following Jesus wherever He calls them. Want to meet them? Check out our Missionary Directory.

Kris and Debbie Stout

Kris and Debbie Stout

Missionaries to the United States

Ministry Description

As Executive Vice President of International and Youth Ministries, I have the privilege of serving our 82 international fields and over 1500 missionaries. It is an honor to do so alongside an amazing home office team who love people and the world!

About Kris

As a young boy, my father led me to personal faith in Jesus Christ. At the age of 13 I went to Word of Life Island for a week of summer camp. There I was challenged to seek and serve God with all my life. After high school I attended the Word of Life Bible Institute in NY and then in Argentina. During those years my eyes were truly opened to the needs of the world. Debbie and I were married in 1995, then left for France 4 years later to begin the Word of Life ministry in that needy country. God gave us 10 wonderful years of family and ministry there before calling us to return to the United States and work with our fields around the world.

Life Verse

"Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen." Ephesians 3:20-21