DR. BRIAN SIMMONS is known as a passionate lover of God and the lead translator of The Passion Translation. After a dramatic conversion to Christ, Brian knew that God was calling him to go to the unreached people of the world and present the gospel of God's grace to all who would listen. With his wife, Candice, and their three children, he spent nearly eight years in the tropical rain forest of the Darien Province of Panama as a church planter, translator, and consultant. Brian was involved in the Paya-Kuna New Testament translation project and studied linguistics and Bible translation principles with New Tribes Mission. Brian is the lead translator for The Passion Translation, currently working on the Old Testament. Both Brian and Candice travel full time speaking, teaching, and helping churches and leaders grow in Christ. They make their home in Wichita, Kansas.