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Collection 667 Oral History Interviews with Johanna Defoy

Identifier: CN 667

Scope and Contents

Oral history interviews with Johanna Defoy (1981- ), French missionary and church planter working in France from 2009 to 2011. Topics discussed include Defoy’s early life in France, parents, spiritual interest, conversion and growing faith, evangelism experiences, church involvement, professional experience, influence of a woman missionary, Christian university group and outreach, Groupes Bibliques Universitaires or GBU Christian university group (International Fellowship of Evangelical Students, IFES-related), her husband Frederic, church planting ministry in Chamonix and Annecy, work with International Teams France and survey trips to Croatia, Bosnia and Hercegovina, and Tunisia, comparison of evangelical churches in France and the U.S., attending Wheaton College Graduate School; desire to address social issues. The time period covered by the interviews is 1981-2011.

Johanna Defoy was interviewed by Robert Shuster on November 9 and 16, 2011, in the offices of the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center Archives.


  • 2011


Conditions Governing Access

There are no access restrictions on the materials in this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright to the sound recordings in this collection is held by the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center Archives.

Biographical Information

Full name: Johanna Defoy-Brussieux

Birth: April 15, 1981 in Annemasse in the French Alps


Parents: Bernard and Veronique

Siblings: None

Marital Status: Married to Frederic, 2006

Children: Emma, Mathis

Conversion: 1996 (age 15)


1999 - Lycée La Versoie (high school), Sciences

2001 - Universite de Savoie, Chambéry, degree in Psychology

2006 - Faculté de Médecine Paris, degree in Speech Therapy

2013 - Wheaton College Graduate School, MA in Evangelism and Leadership


2003-2004 - Led and evangelism effort in Chamonix, France, while a student

2009-2011 - Church planting near Annecy, France, in affiliation with Assemblée Biblique du Bassin Annécien (ABBA)

2010-2011 - Project leader with International Teams France


2 Sound Recordings

204 Minutes

Language of Materials


Accruals and Additions

The materials in this collection were given to the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center Archives by Johanna Defoy in November 2011.

Accession: 11-62, 11-66

June 4, 2021

Paul Ericksen

Collection 667 Oral History Interviews with Johanna Defoy
Bob Shuster
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Roman Script

Repository Details

Part of the Evangelism & Missions Archives Repository

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