When Ray Geide was in the sixth grade, a friend told him, "I tried to read the Bible once, but there were too many thees and thous. I gave up." When he heard this, he wondered why someone had not updated the Bible and changed the thees and thous to “you” so that unchurched people like his friend could read it.
At that time he didn’t know that for almost fifty years God would prepare him to do just that and much more.
Early in his life, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology and a Masters of Divinity degree with highest honors in New Testament Studies with an emphasis in New Testament Greek.
For many years, he taught about the Bible and its words in many churches. He pastored 5 churches.
In 1992 God called him to go to Russia as a missionary. For nine years he lived among the Russian people and became fluent in their language. This increased his Greek abilities because the Russian language is similar in structure and use to Greek.
While in Russia, he started a software development company, Super Win Software, Inc., to support his family and ministry. He often spent days and weeks solving complex problems with simple lines of code.
After returning to the United States, he worked as a translator for sixteen years in a nonprofit organization and for two years in a business.
God brought all these factors and many more together to build a more accurate Bible that unchurched people can read.
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