From inauspicious beginnings in the early 1900's, when a young wife and mother asked God to show her how she could serve him and became the fellowship's first ordained minister to the Deaf (read story here), Assemblies of God ministry to the Deaf has grown to today's vibrant National Deaf Culture Fellowship, encompassing 33 Deaf culture churches and another 538 churches whose services include some type of ministry to the Deaf. (Get more information here.)
Community, Culture, and Terminology What is the difference between "deaf," "hard of hearing," and "Deaf"?
Seniors and Hearing Loss
Deaf Statistics (National Institute on Deafness)
List of Deaf Churches
Suggestions for making your church more welcoming to the Deaf
Silent Blessings: This ministry provides downloadable resources for churches as well as assistance in understanding Deaf culture and links to fellowship and ministry opportunities for the Deaf.
Kevin Babin, U.S. Missionary and Pastor; National Field Representative, Deaf Culture
Belinda McCleese, President, NF Deaf Fellowship
Kevin and other U.S. missionaries to the Deaf serve through the
Intercultural Ministries Department of
Click here to see the list of missionaries and to find out more about Intercultural Ministries.
National Association of the Deaf: with American Sign Language as a core value, the NAD serves as a civil rights organization "of, by, and for" deaf and hard of hearing individuals, offering advocacy, community, and resources.
National Institute on Deafness: Helpful information on hearing loss and its causes, parent guides, and ways to protect your hearing
Warning signs of hearing loss in children