Ray and Teryl Gonzalez

Ray & Teryl Gonzalez


For more than 70 years, Wycliffe has helped people around the world translate the Bible into their own languages. We also help with language development, literacy and other spiritual and physical needs.

The Seed Company

Bible Translation.
Life Transformation.
The Mission:
To accelerate Scripture translation and impact for people without God’s Word through Great Commission partnerships.

About Ray and Teryl

Ray and Teryl have been missionaries with Wycliffe Bible Translators since 1989. The year after they were married, they served in Russia from 1993–1998, on a New Testament translation project for the 2 million Chuvash people; helping to translate and publish the four Gospels into their language. Since then, the complete Bible has been published in Chuvash.

Ray and Teryl currently live in Atlanta, GA, where Ray serves as Associate Director for Strategic Initiatives for Wycliffe US. Teryl serves as a Bible translation consultant and trainer with the Seed Company, an affiliate of Wycliffe. She travels around the world a few times a year to help Nigerian people groups translate the Scriptures into their own languages. The Ron people, a project she has been working with the last 7 years, will be completing their New Testament this year!

Their oldest son, Sander recently graduated from Stanford and married Esther in 2016. He will be attending seminary beginning in 2018. Connor is in college at Toccoa Falls College. Wil, graduated from high school in 2018 and plans to work with refugees during a gap year.

Ray and Teryl’s focus remains on the 1700 people groups who do not have God’s Word in their own language.