Dr. Robert Myers takes the lead at DOOR

By January 15, 2016
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International (DOOR) — The Board of Directors of DOOR International is pleased to announce the election of its second president. In its most recent semi-annual meeting, the board unanimously appointed Dr. Robert Myers to succeed Michael Buus as President of the organization.

Former President Mike Buus pictured here with one of DOOR's Africa translators. (Photo courtesy The Myers Chronicles)

Former President Mike Buus pictured here with one of DOOR’s Africa translators.
(Photo courtesy The Myers Chronicles)

DOOR International was founded in 1999, and Mr. Buus has served since then as its president.

Sid Jansma III, Chair of the Board of Directors, had this to say about Michael Buus’s service: “The Board of DOOR International would like to express its sincere thanks and gratitude to Mike Buus for his years of leadership. Mike has led DOOR for over 17 years and has overseen its growth from a small startup ministry to a stable, thriving international organization.

“Mike’s pioneering efforts have positively impacted thousands of Deaf for Christ and, by the grace of God, will continue to impact millions more. Thank you, Mike! May God bless you as you transition to the next step of God’s calling.”

Mr. Buus will continue to serve DOOR International in the role of President Emeritus and Consultant for Special Projects.

Dr. Myers has served as the Chief Executive Officer for DOOR International since June 2014. Prior to that, he was an Associate Professor of Mathematics and Dean of Sciences at Bethel College in Mishawaka, IN.

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Dr. Rob Myers issues a “welcome” message.
(Photo courtesy DOOR International)

Mr. Jansma continues: “The Board is very pleased to have Dr. Rob Myers accept the position of President. Rob comes to DOOR with exceptional strengths and gifts that make him uniquely qualified to work with the Deaf and continue the strong growth and impact of this international ministry.”

DOOR International is a non-profit organization that assists Deaf communities worldwide in sign language Bible translation, as well as training of Deaf leaders in evangelism, church planting, and leadership development. Click here to learn more about DOOR International.


  • Roberta says:

    Praise God for this unique ministry. May He abundantly bless it’s leaders and all who serve in it,

  • What a wonderful confirmation of God’s call on Dr. Myers life. We in the Bethel College family join the DOOR family in celebrating Rob’s selection.

  • Congratulations and best wishes, Ron. I know your heart for the deaf and you heart to serve God. Looking forward to seeing how you glorify God in thous new role.

  • Bonny West says:

    Hi this is Bonny West. I am looking for Dr. Robert Myers. Do you know where I can get in touch with him?
    Thank you

  • Sharon Felten says:

    Hi Bonny, You may connect with Dr. Myers through DOOR International: [email protected].

  • Having been the home church of Mike and Linda Buus when they began DOOR and making a decision to adopt the deaf as our first unreached people group, thanks to Mike’s influence, I can say it has been the joy of my 16 years at missions pastor to watch this ministry unfold. Watching Mike pass the baton to Rob Myers has been remarkably smooth and an answer to prayer. Can’t say enough good about both of these men and their wives.

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