Missionaries / Dr. Chris and Janine Pluger

Serving Ethiopia

Dr. Chris and Janine Pluger

Meet the MissionarIes

Chris and Janine Pluger live in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where they are helping to build Bible Translation capacity in the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus (EECMY) and beyond. 

Chris is working as a Translation Consultant with multiple Bible translation projects, helping improve translations and ensure accuracy to the original Greek and Hebrew source texts. He also teaches and helps design courses for the education of future Bible translators. Janine supports local translation teams as Ethiopia Programs Data Coordinator, focusing on long-range planning and goal-setting.

Chris and Janine previously spent five years in Zambia with the Nsenga Bible Translation Project, which dedicated their New Testament in 2016.

Their son Sean lives in Watertown, SD.

From the Field

  • Prayer Letter

    Mar 2024

  • Prayer Letter

    Dec 2023

  • Prayer Letter

    Aug 2023

  • Prayer Letter

    Apr 2023

  • Podcast

    Leaders in Bible Translation

  • Podcast

    A Very LBT Christmas

  • Podcast

    Open Doors

A view of the Zayse language community’s church building, where translation community reviews often occur.

Program Partnerships

See the programs that Dr. Chris and Janine Pluger are helping to support, bringing God’s Word to communities who have not had access to the Bible in their native language.


  • Mekane Yesus Seminary Bible Translation Training
  • EECMY Language Development, Bible Translation, and Literacy

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