Robert Kenneth Strachan

1910-1965. Protestant missionary leader. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, son of Harry and Susan Strachan, British missionaries who later started the Latin America Evangelization Crusade (now Latin America Mission), he was educated in the United States, then joined his parents in the mission in Costa Rica in 1936. Following their death, he became general director in 1950. He developed a forward-looking team of workers in a multifaceted mission that came to include nationals in its membership. He was responsible for the beginning and the basic ideas of Evangelism-in-Depth.* His article on evangelism in the International Review of Missions in 1964 sparked a notable debate on that subject. In 1964-65 he was visiting professor of missions at Fuller Theological Seminary, where he helped establish the School of World Mission. His lectures there were published as The Inescapable Calling.