Digital Bible Society - Spreading the Word of God in Every Language...with the Speed of Digital
Contact: Kimberly Sutton, 936-494-4442
HOUSTON, Feb. 18, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ -- Digital Bible Society opened its international offices and is making sure the whole world knows the Word of God by using digital media.
Ken Bitgood, the CEO and founder of Digital Bible Society, and his team have a vision for every person in the world to have the Gospel in their hearts and in mobile devices of their choice before the year 2020.
With headquarters in Conroe, Texas, (30 miles north of Houston), DBS is an aggregator, publisher and distributor of free digital resources ideal for Christian workers to use for evangelism, discipleship and church planting and who are seeking to distribute Christian, biblical content in different languages, using Micro SD chips.
"God has given DBS a mission to reach closed countries and biblically impoverished countries with digital Scripture and resources. The challenge is great, but He has also given us a tool, an accelerator to achieve that mission: the speed and power of digital," said Carl Dobrowolski, DBS director for publisher relations & rights, based in Brooklyn, N.Y. "We are happy to be one of the leaders in this digital frontier."
Along with DBS, other missions-minded ministries make up a Digital Bible Alliance who have freely committed to giving material in numerous languages to the libraries of DBS, such as Bible League of Canada, Open Doors International and The Voice of the Martyrs.
With proper compression, DBS can add not only dozens of Bibles and reference books, but hundreds of hours of video and thousands of hours of audio to a single chip, according to Ken Bitgood.
"Ken Bitgood is a leader and energizer in the mold of Steve Jobs," Dobrowolski said. "He possesses the same qualities in mesmerizing audiences and fellow leaders in the Bible publishing and distributing world, motivating them to see the huge potential of digital to reach areas in closed access nations and beyond, with the resources the church deserves, in their heart language, with technology, not a whit inferior to what we enjoy."
DBS distributes thousands of high-quality packages to missionaries working in countries that are closed to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It also is successfully leveraging the power of digital to provide multiple translations and biblical resources, including the New International Version® (NIV®), on its website Inscript.org and will deliver DBS branded Bible apps, opening up an additional channel to further its mission.
"Our team strives together to make digital libraries available for those who otherwise would never have a Bible in their own language," Bitgood said.
In many closed-access countries, Christians are tortured, imprisoned and murdered.
"Possessing a Bible, saying the words God or Jesus and meeting together are all offenses punishable by death," Bitgood said.
Missionaries are encouraged to pass on packages those working with the people group in the region. The chip is easy to carry and has the capacity to hold more than 50 times more material than a CD disk, according to Bitgood.
Since January 2013, DBS has assisted in the creation and distribution of hundreds of millions of digital Bible and Christian resources in over 450,000 digital libraries that can be copied.
"These digital libraries have been delivered to those who need them most and many of them are being copied at a rate that only Heaven knows," Bitgood said.
With the new headquarters planning a grand opening in March, Bitgood's vision is becoming even more real.
He plans to showcase some authentic, historical biblical documents dating back to 1,000 A.D., with some scriptures written on deer skin and offer tours to those who are interested in the Christian, biblical heritage.
To learn more about Digital Bible Society, visit www.dbs.org.
To interview Ken Bitgood, please call Kimberly Sutton at 936-494-4442.