Former BET host Cheryl Martin is joining the board of directors for Wycliffe Bible Translators USA, the largest Scripture translation organization in the world.
Martin is a Christian author, speaker, and radio host with a passion for prayer and the word of God.
"Cheryl is a true prayer warrior and is passionate about the power of God's Word to change lives," Brady Anderson, Wycliffe chairman of the board, said. "She also has a heart for young people, who will play a key role in meeting Wycliffe's ambitious goals."
"She is a woman of deep faith and an unparalleled communicator," he continued in a statement announcing Martin's new role. "I am thankful she has been called to serve alongside thousands who are involved in Bible translation today."
Martin is set to begin her first three-year term on the board, which sets strategic direction for Wycliffe and provides accountability for its leadership.
"I consider it a privilege to partner with Wycliffe to make sure that the mission and vision of providing those translations continue," Martin said.
"I see prayer as vital to the success of Wycliffe, or any ministry, because it's in prayer that we hear the mind of God, that we know that He is intimately involved in every aspect," she added.
Founded in 1942, Wycliffe Bible Translators was founded to make the Bible accessible to all people in the language and form that is most meaningful to them.
In addition to translating the Bible, Wycliffe works strengthens local culture by creating, in many cases, the first written form of an oral language, and providing educational and health information in local languages.
Wycliffe has been involved in completing more than 700 Scripture translations and is currently involved in nearly 1,500 programs.