Kris Stout graduated from Word of Life Bible Institute, after attending both the New York and Argentina campuses. He and his wife Debbie began the Word of Life ministry in France in 1999, where they served for over 10 years before being asked to return to the United States to serve in the home office. Kris now serves as Executive Vice President of International and Local Church Ministries. In this role, he oversees more than 1,500 missionaries in 80 countries. Married for 24 years, Kris and Debbie have three children: Natalia, Mickaël, and Luc. They currently reside in Hudson, Florida.