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Please note that not all of these sites are "Christian" sites.

American Society for Deaf Children
1820 Tribute Road, Suite A
Sacramento, CA 95815 USA
(916) 641-6084 (Business V/TTY)
(916) 641-6085 (FAX)
(800) 942-ASDC (Parent Hotline)

Deaf Homeschooled Network

Deaf Homeschooled Network Marilyn Agenbroad
116 Jerome
Silverton, OR 97381

Nationwide support group for Hearing/Deaf parents teaching Deaf/Hearing Children

Deaf World Web

Web site which has information on the hard of hearing and deaf population around the world.

Portugal (example)
Hearing Population 10+ million
Hard of Hearing Population 130.000 (1998)
Deaf Population 20.000 (1998) Main
Spoken Language Portuegese Sign Language Portuguese Sign Language
(L¡ngua Gestaul Portuguesa - LGP)

Canine Companions For Independence
National Headquarters
PO Box 446
Santa Rosa CA 95402-0446
Phone / TTY : 1800-572-2275
(Editor's Note: CCI has several regional offices & they provide Signal Dogs (Hearing Dogs) for the Deaf as well as working dogs for the physically impaired)

Deaf Business Center
Deaf-owned businesses and services

Deaf Canada Online

Deaf Friends International
P.O. Box 13192
Hamilton, OH 45013 USA
Telephone: (513) 896-5075
Fax: (513) 896-5075

"Deaf Friends International Magazine: A magazine containing stories, poems, art, and photos from deaf students around the world. Each issue also has a large list of Pen Pals. It is distributed free of charge to deaf students in over 50 countries."

Deaf Friends International Grant Program: A program providing financial assistance.

Polish Version:

Deaf Ministries Worldwide
PO Box 985
Sulphur OK 73086 USA
TTY/Voice/Fax: 580-622-5268

Deaf Moms Homeschooling

8225 Hwy. 41
Paso Robles, CA 93446

Deaf plus Hard of Hearing

- Resources

Are you new to the deaf and hard of hearing community? Or have you been part of it for a long time? Either way, here are several features and resource pages on deafness and hearing impairment you might want to explore. This is just a sample - there are new ones about deaf people and deafness or hard of hearing added every week. Clicking on the resource pages brings up a list of links for each topic.


(Please Note: The Editor subscribes to the free email DEAF WATCH newsletter; I copied the following information from an issue of DEAF WATCH which I received via email.)
"Chief Editor/Editor : Richard Roehm

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DeafWatch Homepage
(Many, MANY good articles to read - plan to spend some time at this site!)

Deaf World Ministries
P.O. Box 264
Titusville, PA 16354 USA

Deaf World Web

Deaf Zone

A collection of resources for the deaf.

Ervin Ruiz Reyes' Homepage

(Homepage of a Deaf Filipino Brother - visit his page and email him a hello as he likes to make new friends all over the world! Page includes links for the deaf.)

Gallaudet University

"Welcome to the world's only university for deaf and hard of hearing undergraduate students. Graduate degree programs and continuing education courses are available to deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing students."

800 Florida Ave. NE
Washington, DC 20002-3695 USA
(202) 651-5000

(The Editor was so privileged to study at Gallaudet in June 1997 in the 2 week Summer program. In 1998 the Deaf celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Deaf President Now!)

Hearing Hearts

Mrs. Beverly Cox
4 Silo Court
Sterling, VA 20164

"This is a quarterly gospel magazine for the deaf from the American Ministries to the Deaf."

Betsy Hoke

HC-01 Buzon 7111 Luquillo PR 00773-9602
787 889 3488/4074/5861

Homeschooled Deaf Children

116 Jerome
Silverton, OR 97381

Jurgen's And Sander's Computer Research Center

The English site is down. Here are the others:

Dutch :
"is een Team in opbouw dat de nederlandse Dovenwereld wil voorzien van alle mogelijk informatie via het Internet en interviews verzameld van over de hele wereld."

German / Deutsch :
Email Jurgen Baart:

Email Sander Corbesir:
Lebuinuslaan 39 - 7415 DM Deventer
tel 0570625682
fax 0570624403

Manila Christian Computer Institute for the Deaf Foundation, Inc.

"Opening new doors of opportunity for the hearing impaired in the Philippines"

4447-B Old Sta. Mesa St.
Manila, Philippines 1016
Tel. Nos. (632)713-34-69/(632)713-28-36

National Association of the Deaf (NAD)

814 Thayer Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910-4500 USA
(301) 587-1789 TTY
(301) 587-1788 Voice
(301) 587-1791 FAX

National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) at Rochester Institute of Technology

52 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, New York 14623 USA
(716) 475-6273 (TTY/Voice)
(716) 475-2696 FAX

NY Society for the Deaf - All NYS

817 Broadway
New York, NY 10003
Information: 212-673-6500, 212-777-3900

Provides information and referrals concerning facilities and services
available to the deaf; provides interpreters, sign language instruction,
counseling and employment.


Professional Development & Success Motivation

Toll Free: 1 - 800 - 796 - 3323 (DEAF)
Voice Relay: 1 - 800 - 855 - 2881
Fax: (215) 256 - 0938

Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID)

8630 Fenton Street, Suite 324
Silver Spring, MD 20910 USA
TTY/Voice: 301/608-0050
FAX: 301/608-0508


Children's Sign Language Choir

SIGN-SATION is a children's choir that performed songs and/or stories in sign language at stadiums, civic organizations, events, and more. They performed over the past four years for community service for the enjoyment of those who are deaf and the enlightenment of those who are not.

Cathy Ivins, Director
PO Box 256
Levittown, PA 19059 USA


This website has information on signwriting. Below is infomation about a missionary who uses signwriting.

Over 2000 Spanish signs from Madrid were typed into the SignWriter Computer Program's Spanish Sign Language Dictionary in 1996 by Steve and Dianne Parkhurst, two hearing American linguists, working with the Summer Institute of Linguistics (SIL). The Summer Institute is connected with the Wycliffe Bible Translators. Steve and Dianne were first participants in the Summer Insistute's Mexican Sign Language Project in 1994.

Dianne and Steve decided to move to Madrid, Spain, in 1995 to record the Spanish Sign Language. The Parkhursts informed Valerie Sutton, SignWriting's inventor, that Spanish Sign Language had some handshapes that were not yet incorporated into the SignWriter Computer Program. So...Valerie worked to add the necessary handshapes to the software, which took two months. The result was SignWriter, version 4.3, completed in August, 1995, which supported the changes needed to record Spanish Sign Language and Portuguese Sign Language.

Steve & Dianne Parkhurst
Torrejon de Ardoz, Apartado 147,
28850, Madrid, SPAIN

133 Gaither Dr, Suite E
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054-1710
(Editor's Note: $20/year magazine which comes via U.S. Mail)

Products for the Deaf

DeBee Communications
1709 S. Braddock Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15218 USA
TTY: (412) 241-0545
FAX: (412) 241-0383

Harris Communications

TTY: (800) 825-9187
Voice: (800) 825-6758
Local or International (612) 906-1198 TTY, (612) 906-1180 Voice

HearMore - Products for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
P.O. Box 3413
Farmingdale, NY 11735 USA
TTY: 1-800-281-3555
Voice phone: 1-800-881-HEAR (4327)
TTY/Voice phone: 516-752-0738
Fax: 516-752-0689
(Ask them to send you a catalog. They also have ASL / deafness books,
videos, shirts, games and novelty items)

Ministries to the Deaf

Abingdon Press

Abingdon Press
201 8th Ave South
Nashville, TN 37075

Publishes the ASL Hymns for Signing (over 700 songs) As well as 6 other ASL hymnbooks and sign language book

American Ministries to the Deaf

American Ministries to the Deaf
PMB#173 PO box G
Trexlertown, PA 18087

Free Bible Correspondence courses for Deaf Jamaica School for the Deaf

Apache Creek Deaf and Youth Ranch

Post Office Box 260
Reserve, Nm 87830-0260
505-533-6969 Voice Or Fax

Six Miles Marker On New Mexico Route 32
Apache Creek, Nm

(Independent Fundamental Baptist Church)
Director: Pastor Dean Lang, Founder

ABWE Association of Baptist for World Evangelization

ABWE Association of Baptist for World Evangelization
PO Box 8585
Harrisburg, PA 17105

Independent Baptist missions agency with a missionary presence in over 35 countries, Deaf Ministries in South America, Japan and Togo

Back on the Right Track Ministries

Back on the Right Track Ministries
3407 W. Abraham Lane
Phoenix, AZ 85027

Creating awareness and increase Bible knowledge of the deaf, hard of hearing and Their families. Also author of the book "Christian Interpreters Code of Ethics"

Baptist Church Planters

Baptist Church Planters
PO Box 863
Elyria, OH 44036-0836

Training Deaf Pastors Planting Deaf Churches

Baptist International Missions Inc.

Baptist International Missions Inc.
8614 Harrison Bay Road
Harrison, TN 37341

Mission to Deaf in other countries

Baptist Missions to Forgotten Peoples

Baptist Missions to Forgotten Peoples
PO Box 37043
Jacksonville, FL 32236-7043

Several ministries to the deaf

Biblical Ministries Worldwide

1595 Herrington Rd.
Lawrenceville, GA 30246

2 Deaf ministries in the U.S.

Bible lessons for Deaf

LifeWay Christian Resources
127 9th Ave. North
Nashville, TN 37234

Has captioned videos available.

Bible Visuals International

Bible Visuals International
PO Box 153
Akron, PA 17501-0153

Visualized Songs and Stories

Big Heart Ministries

Big Heart Ministries
PO Box 654
East Syracuse, NY 13057-0654

Ministries to Deaf, Singles , and Christian art/design for Deaf Ministries

Capital City Bible Institute for the Deaf

Terry Bucholz
3200 Randolph Road
Wheaton, MD 20902

Caribbean Christian Center for the Deaf

Caribbean Christian Center for the Deaf
PO Box 7010
Roanoke, VA 24019

Schools in Jamaica

Child S.H.A.R.E.

Child S.H.A.R.E.
3536 Ocean View Blvd, # 250
Glendale, CA 91208

Christian Agency for Deaf Children

Christian Council On Persons with Disabilities

Christian Council On Persons with Disabilities
7120 W. Dove Court
Milwaukee, WI 53223-2766

Christian Blind Mission International

Christian Blind Mission International
PO Box 1900 450 East Park Ave.
Greenville, SC 29602
864- 239-0065

Medical-rehab-education for Deaf, encourage experienced Deaf with Degrees to apply

Christian Literacy Associates

Christian Literacy Associates
541 Perry Hwy
Pittsburgh, PA 15229-1851

Trains tutors for teaching people to read ( including Deaf) using developed primers with Bible content

Christian Outreach International

Christian Outreach International
PO Box 2823
Vero Beach, FL 32961

Sports & performing arts - short term recruiting deaf participants & interpreters Ukraine & Venezuela Deaf Ministry - Long term. Assisting in locating interpreters for Russian signing and Spanish signing countries.

Christian Deaf Ministries, Inc.

Ms. Lois Dungan
Christian Deaf Ministries, Inc.
Box 229
Arkport, New York 14807
Phone:(607) 295-7919

Missionary to the deaf.

Christian Mission for the Deaf

Christian Mission for the Deaf
PO Box 28005, Detroit MI

They work in Africa (Congo, Nigeria, maybe other countries). They list offices in Canada and UK also.

Our news letter, Deaf Witness, is sent to active supporters, and discusses many concerns in need of prayer.

Who is CMD?

Christian Mission for the Deaf is a non-profit organization that focuses on the Spiritual needs of deaf Africans. With a home office in Detroit, MI., CMD utilizes a variety of resources to reach the deaf.

Deaf people face many barriers to "hearing" the Word of God. Illiteracy, isolation and geographical distance pose communication problems. The very nature of deafness itself complicates the problem since it is not an externally visible trait. Special methods are required to overcome these setbacks.

What is our purpose?

Since its founding in 1957, CMD's objectives have been to organize, operate, maintain, promote and encourage Gospel and education work among the deaf of Africa. Training local African Christian workers and leaders has been an instrumental method of our outreach.

What are our methods?

Language is the vehicle by which any two people must communicate. Since there are very few schools for the deaf in Africa, much of CMD's work has focused on opening schools. Training teachers and leaders, evangelism, Bible meetings, camps and youth centers are all part of the techniques used to reach the deaf. All efforts are especially geared to meeting the Spiritual, mental, emotional and social needs of the deaf. Most of our programs and sessions are conducted by Deaf nationals.

Communication of every form is used. This includes natural gestures, formal sign language, finger-spelling, writing, reading, speech, lip reading and hearing aids. This "total communication" approach helps the hearing impaired to rapidly develop a greater language competency and lays the foundation to understanding the abstracts of Biblical truth. Our goal is to be "all things to all men, that we might by all means save some." I Cor 9:19-22

Covenant Players

Covenant Players
Box 2900
Oxnard, CA 93034-2900

Some Dramas in Sign Language. Fulltime performers learn sign language for communication. Professional performers work in about 70 countries around the world.

Creation Science Evangelism

Creation Science Evangelism
C/o 29 Cummings Road
Pensacola, FL 32503

Conducts Creation seminars around the country - includes an Interpreter for the Deaf as much as possible.

Deaf Baptist Fellowship Of America

494 Amsterdam Way
Dallas, Ga 30132-3520
(770) 505-0011 (Voice Or Fax)
(770) 505-0013 (Tty)
Clarkmin@Juno.Com (E-Mail)

Http://Www.Ridgenet.Net/~Hkollmey/Dbfweb/Dbfa/Dbfa.Html (Web Site)
(Independent Fundamental Baptist Organization)

President: Dr. John Clark, Founder
DBFA Nnews Publisher: Ed Kollmeyer

Deaf Baptist Fellowship

825 East California Avenue
Ridgecrest, Ca 93555-4321256
760-375-3124 Tty

(Independent Fundamental Baptist Organization)

President: Ed Kollmeyer, Founder
Ed Kollmeyer Is Deaf Evangelist, Webmaster, And Meeting Planner.

Deaf Institute

Deaf Institute
3515 Warsaw Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45205
513-471-2990 V 471-2996

Deaf Childrens ministry- Deaf Camp- Deaf leadership/training

Deaf Ministry Resource List

Deafministry file on the Brigada autoresponder server To get your free copy -- about 20K -- just send a note to this address:

Deaf Outreach Ministries

Deaf Outreach Ministries
2233 E. Lockwood
Wichita, KS 67216

Captioning Christian videos, International outreaches

Deaf Media Ministry

Deaf Media Ministry
144880 Colorado Ave
Rosemount, MN 55068-4569
651-423-4328 TTY

Evangelistic videos in ASL and Spanish Sign Languages Bible College courses on Video.

Deaf Ministries List

Compiled by Earl and Shirley

Earl and Shirley Wilbers
221 W. Gay St
Harrisonburg Va 22802

Excellent web site. (Lots of lists grouped by the following categories: Deaf Churches, Churches Worldwide, Interpreted Services, Magazines, Videos, Camps, Schools, Ministries, Services, and Websites) Links on the web site:

Deaf Missions (Christian)
21199 Greenview Road
Council Bluffs IA 51503-4190
Phone / TTY : 712-322-5493

Deaf World Ministries

International Sites

We connect you to the world of Deaf Web Pages. Our goal is to keep you informed about what is happening in the Deaf World. Click on the links to find information about the different nations.

Evangelical School for the Deaf

Evangelical School for the Deaf
HC-01 Buzon 7111
Luquillo PR 00773-9602
787 889 3488

A mission school offering residential (M - F) and day programs in English for deaf children.

All staff are missionaries. None receive a salary. Volunteers for mission work are welcome.

Faith Christian School for the Deaf

Reggie or Kim Rempel
1314 Old Three Notch Rd.
Ringgold, Georgia 30737
706-375-7107 V/TDD
Reggie Rempel

"A Private Christian School for deaf children offering education centered around the Word of God"

* Kindergarten through grade 12.
* FCSD is a place where your child will be loved, accepted,and taught to accept who God has made them to be.

Fellowship Tract League

PO Box 164
Lebanon, Ohio 45036 USA
ph: 513-494-1075
ph: 513-401-1075
fax: 513-494-2626
"What Happens After You Die" is a new booklet. It is good for the deaf ministry and for younger children.

Guiding Light Video

Learn Sign Language Online
Guiding Light Video provides the basics for understanding and using sign language. This Web site illustrates hand positions for each letter of the alphabet and translates text into sign language. Enter a word or phrase in English, Dutch or French and watch as the specified words are displayed in sign language.

Harvest Deaf Bible College

Reggie or Kim Rempel
1314 Old Three Notch Rd.
Ringgold, Georgia 30737
706-375-7107 V/TDD
Reggie Rempel

"Training the Deaf to Reach the Deaf of the World"


Hands on Ministry Opportunities:

International Christian Centers for the Deaf

International Christian Centers for the Deaf
PO Box 540
Cloverdale VA 24077
(540) 966-3345
Fax: (540) 966-2273

The main ministry is educating churches to interpret their sermons and reach out to the deaf in their community. Working on establishing schools for the deaf in Mexico and Cuba.

Ernest Clark (the director)
(540) 966-4411

International Deaf Ministries

Ronnie Rice
International Deaf Ministries
PO Box 23
Onancock, Virginia 23417
732-892-5354 (voice)
757-787-2204 (voice/TDD)
Missionary to the deaf
Materials for the deaf

Mark Mitchum

Deaf Christian Concert Artist
Heartland Ministries, Inc.
Melanie Bell - Booking & Management
P.O. Box 14196
Arlington, TX 76094 USA
817-860-5644 - FAX
"Even though I was born deaf, God has given me a love for music. I use what is called "Sign Art" to convey the meaning of songs. While you hear the music with your ears, I add visual to it, so you can hear it with your heart ... You can book me for concerts and/or Interpreters' Workshops" (Quoted from website)

National Deaf Culture Fellowship / NF Alive

The Purposes of National Deaf Culture Fellowship:

Encourage and promote the worship of God;
Encourage and promote the edification (build up or strengthen) of Deaf believers;
Provide a basis (foundation) of fellowship among Deaf Christians of same faith;
Encourage and promote the evangelization (bring Deaf to Christ and train Deaf to become active member of Christ and Deaf churches) of the Deaf world (USA and foreign countries;
and Promote and establish Deaf churches and ministries.

The Silent Word

A Christian newspaper dedicated to the deaf

Silent Word Ministry
Ted Camp,
PO Box 889
Trenton, GA 30752

Ministry to the unreached deaf

Many excellent materials for the deaf, including training manuals for deaf ministries, Scripture studies on various topics, and Sign Language materials, and videos for deaf people. Available to start deaf ministries.

Bible courses for the deaf.

Learn ASL sign language-videos
American Sign Language video vocabulary

Learn sign language from videos-includes ABCs numbers and over 830 signs plus 100 practice sentences , two videos plus handbook, good for beginners and experienced signers.

Videos with Ted Camp and Ronnie Rice preaching:

"The Deaf Can Be Strong"
"After You are Saved"
"God's Last Jugdement"
"Sign Language for Everyone"
more titles available

How to manuals:
 How to build a deaf ministry
 How to know the deaf world
 How to interpret
 How to music with the deaf
 Introduction to the deaf world
 Bible stories-think deaf-Rice
 How to teach signs-sentences

Daily devotional book for the deaf

Printed deaf lectures
30 different lectures

Sword Deaf College

Sword Deaf College
5529 Mason Road
Mason, Ohio 45040

Way of Life Literature

Listing of Baptist churches with ministries to the deaf

World Mission Society

Post Office Box 371007
El Paso, Tx 79937-1007
915-855-7575 Voice Or Tty

(Independent Fundamental Baptist Missionary)
President: Dr. Don Cabbage, Missionary To The Deaf
Wms Worker: Betty Cabbage, Deaf Missionary
Wms Worker: Wayne Gilbreath, Missionary To The Deaf
Wms Worker: Chris Carey, Missionary To The Deaf

World Bible Translation Center

World Bible Translation Center
PO box 420648
Fort Worth, TX 76182

Publishes the Bible for the Deaf (print version)

Youth With A Mission (YWAM) Deaf Ministries

For more information contact us at:

Youth With A Mission (YWAM) Deaf Ministries provides opportunities for Deaf and Hearing to reach out to people in the world who have little opportunity to know the Gospel.

"Blindness separates people from things; deafness separates people from people." -Helen Keller

We believe that God created people for relationships. He created men and women to have a relationship with Him and with others around them. These relationships are essential to finding fulfillment and purpose. A relationship with God is essential to eternal life.

Many will not have the opportunity to know Him because they will not "hear" the Gospel in the conventional way. Jesus died that ALL may come to know Him.

The Church of Jesus Christ is often referred to as sheep or a flock. Jesus said, "I have other sheep which are not yet in the fold. I must also bring them."

The Deaf are the 4th largest unreached people group in the world.

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