Dr. Marvin P. Kehler was born in Altona, Manitoba, Canada. At the age of 14 his family moved to British Columbia where he continues to reside with his wife Katherine.
Over the years Marvin has been actively involved in the business arena. His involvement has included positions of President or Director in the industrial, developmental and agricultural sectors. A few of these include the oil and mining industries, land development and poultry farming. After reaching his financial goals at the age of 32, Marvin, while continuing his business ventures, also became involved in Christian ministries.
Since 1972, when Marvin shifted the majority of his energies to focus on Christian ministries, his most notable involvements include holding the position of President of Campus Crusade for Christ, Canada (now known as Power to Change) for 28 years (1974 to 2002) and the Executive Director position of Campus Crusade for Christ, Western Europe for five years. During this time, Campus Crusade for Christ, International had 27,000 staff members — 458 staff in Western Europe and 520 staff in Canada.
He also served as a Vice President of Campus Crusade for Christ, International for twenty-five years. With God’s guidance, during Marvin’s 28-year tenure as President of Campus Crusade for Christ, Canada, he and the staff and volunteers under his leadership were able to help share with over a billion people how they could personally have a personal relationship with God.
Marvin also served as President of GAIN , a humanitarian aid organization, for eight years. Working with Impact XXI for four years he gave leadership to showing the Secrets of Success TV programs which were translated into eleven languages and shown during prime time on major TV networks in Asia, Middle East, Eastern Europe countries, Northern Africa and Central America. Each program was viewed by one billion people. While under Marvin’s direction, the follow-up website Secrets of Success was visited by 5000 people a day.
Other past leadership roles include:
- Former Board of Director (Chairman), the The Great Commission Foundation
- Former Board of Director (Canadian and U.S.A.) Great Commission Media (IRRTV)
- Former Board of Director, Trinity Western University.
Today, Marvin continues to use his leadership abilities as:
- Board Member: CORAM DEO Foundation
- Co-director of the website Thoughts About God (with his wife Katherine).
Marvin has funded many outreach and humanitarian efforts.
Marvin has been recognized publicly for his leadership abilities and accomplishments. A few of these recognitions include:
- In 1993, his biography was published in British Columbia’s Who’s Whobook.
- In 1995, his biography was published in the Who’s Who of the United States of America.
- In 1994, Marvin received a Doctor of Ministry degree from Briercrest College and Seminary.
- In 2009, Marvin was granted an Honorary Doctor of Philanthropy degree from Trinity Western University
Today, Marvin and his wife Katherine reside in Abbotsford, British Columbia.
Updated: October 2017