Ted Engstrom

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Ted W. Engstrom (Theodore Wilhelm Engstrom was born on March 1, 1916 in Cleveland, Ohio) (deceased July 14, 2006) was President Emeritus of World Vision International. During the 1960s he was president of Youth for Christ International. [1]

  • Executive Director (1951-1957) and president (1957-1963) of Youth For Christ International
  • Executive vice president (1963-1982), president (1982-1984), and president emeritus (1984) of World Vision [2]

"He professed his faith in Christ while a freshman at Taylor University in 1935. After graduating, was instrumental in setting up Billy Graham's 1947 Grand Rapids Crusade while working for Zondervan Publishing House, was a delegate at the 1948 World Congress on Evangelism in Beatenburg, Netherlands, went on to work for Youth for Christ, and later became executive vice president and then president at World Vision. He is considered a major influence among Evangelical leaders for his emphasis on management from a Christian perspective, and was credited with transforming World Vision from a small financially collapsing organization into one of the world's largest relief and development agency that blended emphasis on social service and evangelism. Engstrom died on Friday, July 14, 2006, at the age of 90." [3]

"Dr. Engstrom chaired or was a member of numerous boards including Youth for Christ International, Focus on the Family, CEO Dialogue, the Asia Center for Theological Studies, the International School of Theology, Azusa Pacific University, the Institute of Christian Organization Development, the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, the Institute for American Church Growth, African Enterprise, Taylor University and World Vision International." [1]

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