Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Fund for Deaf Seminarians

The wife of a deaf pastor is giving $40,000 to start a fund to help deaf students receive training for missions and ministry. Daniel Johnson lead the deaf congregation at Forest Hills Baptist Church in Wilson, North Carolina until he lost a long battle with cancer last year at the age of 50. Now, his wife, Stephanie Johnson wants to provide for deaf seminary students with the Accessible Theological Education for the Deaf Fund. She hopes to help students with the cost of hiring interpreters because her husband struggled because he didn't having the funds to pay for an interpreter. He eventually was able to attend New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. When Daniel became deaf at the age of eight, his missionary parents left Chile and returned to the U.S.