Verna M. Linzey

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Verna M. Linzey
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Verna Linzey speaks at pastors' conference, Singapore (2014)
Born(1919-05-17)May 17, 1919
DiedNovember 11, 2016(2016-11-11) (aged 97)[1]
San Diego, California
ResidenceEscondido, California, U.S.
OccupationBible translator, author, speaker
Years active1945–present
Notable work
"Proverbs:" Modern English Version, New Tyndale Translation New Testament, The Leadership Bible: The Seven Principles of Leadership
Theological work
Tradition or movementEvangelical
Main interestsBiblical Theology, Bible Translation, Public Speaking
Notable ideasCreationism

Verna May Linzey (May 17, 1919[2] – November 11, 2016) was an American Evangelical theologian and an ordained minister in the Southern Baptist Convention and, before that, the General Council of the Assemblies of God [3] and the author of numerous Bibles and books.[4] She is the chief editor of the New Tyndale Version, author of the introductions to the books of the Bible in the Modern English Version Bible (MEV), translator of the Book of Proverbs for the MEV,[4] and she is on the faculty Advisory Board at St. Elias Seminary and Graduate School, located in Hamilton, Virginia.[5] In 2006, The Christian Writer's Guild awarded her the "Best Non-Fiction of the Year" award for authoring The Baptism with the Holy Spirit.[6] In 2011, she received the "Leader of the Year" award at the 2011 Leadership Summit hosted by the Heritage Foundation.[7]

She received an MA at Southwestern Assemblies of God University, a Doctor of Ministry degree at Fuller Theological Seminary, and an honorary D.D. at Kingsway Theological Seminary.[4]


A prolific Bible translator and writer, Linzey authored and edited numerous Bibles and books:

  • "Proverbs:" Modern English Version (ed. by N. Blake Hearson and James F. Linzey), 2014. Passio.
  • New Tyndale Version (chief editor), 2013. Military Bible Association.
  • The Leadership Bible: The Seven Principles of Leadership (editor), 2013. Military Bible Association.
  • Baptism in the Spirit (co-ed. with James Linzey), 2012. Military Bible Association. ISBN 978-1-936857-07-4
  • The Baptism with the Holy Spirit, 2005. Xulon Press. ISBN 1-594670-59-5
  • Spirit Baptism, 2009. Xulon Press. ISBN 978-1-60477-699-7
  • The Gifts of the Spirit, 2014. Creation House. ISBN 978-1-62136-645-4
  • Power in the Spirit (co-ed. with James Linzey), 2017. Military Bible Association.


  1. ^ "Verna May Linzey". The San Diego Union Tribune. Retrieved April 8, 2017.
  2. ^ Marquis’ Who’s Who in the World, 30th ed. (p. 1,459) 2013. Marquis’ Who’s Who.
  3. ^ Marquis’ Who’s Who in America, 21st ed. (p. 3,177) 2003. Marquis' Who's Who.
  4. ^ a b c "SAGU Alumna Assists Translation of the Modern English Version Bible". Southwestern Assemblies of God University. September 4, 2014.
  5. ^ "St. Elias Seminary and Graduate School". St. Elias Seminary and Graduate School.
  6. ^ "Verna Linzey with Robin Steinberg". National Critics' Choice.
  7. ^ "Verna Linzey, John Boehner, Others Speak at Heritage Foundation for 2011 Leadership Summit". The Strait Gate. October 28, 2011.