Norman P. Grubb

Norman Grubb, the son of an Irish clergyman, was born in 1895. He was a decorated war hero, receiving the Military Cross for his service in the Gloucester regiment during World War I. After the war, he attended Trinity College, Cambridge, and married Pauline Studd, the daughter of the famous missionary, C.T. Studd. The Grubbs served as missionaries to the Belgium Congo where Norman translated the New Testament into the African trade language, Bangala. After Studd's death in 1931, Norman served as British and General Secretary of the Worldwide Evangelization Crusade until 1965. He was insrumental in the formation of the Christian Literature Crusade and the beginnings of Intervarsity Fellowship. Mr. Grubb is the author of Rees Howells, Intercessor, the acclaimed biography of the Welsh coal miner who became the founder of the Bible College of Wales. Rees Howells, now in its 15th printing, has been translated into more than twenty languages and has sold over ten million copies worldwide. Mr. Grubb has spoken at the Presidential Prayer Breakfast and taught at lay conferences such as Faith at Work. Following many years of teaching, writing and travel, Norman Grubb died at the age of 98 in 1993.
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