Hello! I am Philip Troutman, but everyone calls me “Phil.” Let me tell you a bit about myself.
In September of 2022, I joined Wycliffe Bible Translators. I serve as an anthropology consultant. In that role, I provide resources related to biblical, global, regional, national, and local cultures to teams involved in Bible translation, literacy work, localization, and other services in order to make the Bible available to every people in their preferred language, so they can be transformed by the truth of God’s Word. In addition, I teach courses in anthropology and related subjects as an adjunct instructor at Dallas International University which is the premier U.S. training center for current and future members of Wycliffe USA and SIL International. I do my work as a consultant and university instructor via video-conferencing software, working out of my home office.
Prior to joining Wycliffe, I served in a variety of roles, including as a hospital chaplain, high school Spanish teacher, pastor of English-speaking and Spanish-speaking congregations, and an adjunct university instructor at several Christian universities, all in the United States. And outside the United States, my wife, Paula, and I served for 18 years as missionaries with Global Mission of the Church of the Nazarene in three Lusophone (Portuguese-speaking) countries in Africa: Cape Verde Islands, Mozambique, and Angola.
Paula and I have two grown sons and four grandchildren. We make our home in the suburban Oklahoma City area.