Missionaries / Rev. Linus Otronyi

Serving Nigeria

Rev. Linus Otronyi

Meet the Missionary

Rev. Linus Otronyi grew up in the rural village of Iboko, in the Yala-speaking area of northern Cross River State, Nigeria. He studied at the University of Calabar and has been involved in Bible translation work since 2000. 

Rev. Linus is an ordained pastor with the Lutheran Church of Nigeria and serves as an International Associate with Lutheran Bible Translators. He also serves as a Bible Translation and Scripture Engagement Consultant. His work includes church and community mobilization, training and project management of translation projects. 

He is currently serving as Programs Director – Nigeria, providing both technical and management support for different projects as well as liaising with partners for Bible translation and language development work in Nigeria. 

Rev. Linus is currently working towards his PhD in Translation Studies at Africa International University. He and his wife Katherine have two beautiful daughters.

Program Partnerships

See the programs that Rev. Linus Otronyi have helped support, bringing God’s Word to communities who have not had access to the Bible in their native language.


  • Obe Language Development and Bible Translation
  • Yala Language Development and Bible Translation
  • Kukele Language Development and Bible Translation
  • Gokana Bible Translation
  • Eleme Old Testament Translation
  • Bokyi Literacy and Scripture Engagement

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