Paul Eshleman Death – Paul Eshleman, best known for leading JESUS to become the most-translated film of all time has passed away. Paul Eshleman was announced dead on Wednesday, May 24, in Southern California. He died at the age of 80. Eshleman was a champion for the cause of Christ and challenged the Church to consider innovative ways to evangelize. Eshleman is survived by his wife, Rena, two grown children and six grandchildren.
In addition, Eshleman directed the Finishing the Task Movement to synthesize data to monitor and engage the world’s unengaged and unreached people groups. He also presided over the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization’s Strategy Working Group. The Explo Story: A Plan to Change the World (1972), The Touch of Jesus (2002), and I Just Saw Jesus: The JESUS Film (2016) are among his works.
So far, no official news on his cause of death has been released.
Paul Eshleman biography
Eshleman, a Michigan State University graduate with a master’s degree in business administration, marketing, and finance, was committed to using his education to advance the Gospel. In 1966, he joined the staff of Cru, formerly known as Campus Crusade for Christ. In his early years with the organization, Eshleman oversaw EXPLO 72 in Dallas, Texas, which attracted approximately 80,000 participants from across the United States for training in sharing their faith in Jesus Christ.
A few years later, he oversaw the I Found It! campaign, which spread the Christian message to over two hundred American cities. Eshleman volunteered to direct the production of JESUS, a feature-length film depicting the life of Jesus based on the Gospel of Luke. Dr Bill Bright, the founder of Cru, tasked Eshleman with translating and dubbing JESUS into 163 languages after the film’s premiere in theatres across the nation.
The film is currently available in more than 2,000 translations. Eshleman served for many years as vice president of coverage for Cru. He has spent the last two decades providing strategy and advice to Cru ministries engaged in mass evangelism, frequently coordinating partnerships with other Christian organizations.
An obituary is not available at this time for Paul Eshleman.
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