Committed to Scripture Engagement for Generations
More than 50 years ago, a pastor approached Jack Turner and made a life-changing proposition: he wanted to replace the cigarettes in Jack's pocket with an American Bible Society New Testament. Already concerned about his nicotine addiction, Jack agreed. He went on to read his New Testament so often he wore through the cover and needed to have a friend stitch on a replacement.
Over time, Jack's passion for reading the Bible turned into a lifelong pursuit. He spent over four decades sharing the Gospel with all who would listen: friends, family members and people in local prisons. And he committed to faithfully supporting American Bible Society, ensuring people from the U.S. to Uganda would have the opportunity to engage with God's Word.
Jack passed on to his reward in 2021. Years earlier to make sure his vision for Bible engagement carried on for generations, Jack and his wife invested in an American Bible Society Gift Annuity. This decision provided a guaranteed, dependable income during their lifetime and would support Bible ministry around the world in the future. Jack cherished the opportunity to invest in such a cause.
"American Bible Society is the forerunner of the truth of God in this world today, Jack said, "and I'm passionate about it."
You can obtain more information about a Gift Annuity and other gift planning options from American Bible Society's Regional Director in your area by calling our Gift Planning Office at 1-800-549-3328, or by visiting us at absgift.org.