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Debby Thompson

Debby is a woman of purpose.  

She desires to live her life with eternal intentionality, prioritizing her life around God, God's Word, and people. She is passionate about encouraging and empowering women to pursue intimacy with Jesus, authenticity with others, a passion for their calling, and a purpose for their influence. 

Debby Thompson has served on the staff of Campus Crusade for Christ for 41 years, 33 years living abroad. They served for two years in New England before going overseas. 

In 1977, Debby and Larry went with their infant daughter to live covertly, undercover in Poland, behind the Iron Curtain. After 8 years of pioneering the ministry in this communist country, they moved in 1985 to West Germany to assume the responsibility for leading all the Eastern European communist countries. With the historical Fall of Communism, they relocated their ministry base to Budapest, Hungary; Larry was the Director of Affairs for Eastern Europe and Russia, and Debby served alongside him as Women’s Ambassador.

Together with their three children, The Thompsons have lived and served in 4 different countries with 4 different languages and 4 different cultures.  

Recently, they transferred their Eastern European/Russian leadership of 1,200 staff in 21 countries stretching across 11 time zones to Eastern European national leaders. Currently, The Thompsons live in Cincinnati, where Larry serves as international vice president of Athletes in Action, the sports ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ, International.

Debby’s love for Jesus keeps her passionate about helping to fulfill His Great Commission. She is Gammy to six adorable grandchildren, a global ambassador to women, a writer and speaker.

Debby has spoken at a number of retreats and conferences, where she delights in engaging with and speaking to women. To contact her about speaking at your event, check back soon for her upcoming Retreats page.