Eugene B. Habecker, president of the American Bible Society, is leaving the New York–based organization to become the 30th president of his alma mater, Taylor University in Indiana. Describing his departure as “bittersweet,” Habecker, 58, said his return to Taylor, an evangelical Christian school, was “not about a diminished passion for the Bible cause, it’s about a calling.” Lamar Vest, the ABS chairman of the board, praised Habecker’s tenure, saying he had “built an incredible foundation” for the society’s future “in countries where we continue to lead the way in Bible distribution, youth outreach, literacy and advocacy.”


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