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. A highly sought after speaker, Norman Grubb was often chosen as a devotional speaker at Presidential Prayer Breakfasts.