Northern New England Deaf Ministries


East Coast Discipleship Center


Established to train Deaf leaders for ministry within the context of their home church, under the direction of veteran pastors and qualified national instructors. The curriculum is aligned with the doctrines and practices of Assemblies of God, while being methodologically appropriate for Deaf learners.  Duane is a team member with Rev. Ed Graham who is an A/G US Missionary to the Deaf and national program director. Our vision is to equip local Deaf churches and ministries with pastors and ministry leaders.


Fall New England Deaf Retreat


     An annual fall event held in New England, in cooperation with all the Deaf Ministries in New England. Everyone is invited, interpreters provided


Deaf Ministries & Churches


Hands of Grace Deaf Ministry of Community Bible Church, South Burlington, VT

Agape Christian Deaf Fellowship, Brattleboro, VT

Southern New Hampshire Deaf Christian Fellowship, Nashua, NH

Augusta Deaf Fellowship of Elim Christian Fellowship, Augusta, ME



International Outreach


Duane travels with various teams of Christians and make a bi-annual or yearly trip internationally. They go to support the Deaf pastors, preach to Deaf congregations & lend a hand at a Deaf school/conventions. Duane’s team has set up a Child Sponsorship Program with a $25 donation per month to help the poorest Deaf children in Kenya. In March 2007 we had a team to reach out to over 2000 Deaf people in Nigeria at a National Deaf Retreat.


    The Deaf Community is still a largely unreached people group with approximately 34 million Deaf & Hard of Hearing people in the US.


     Pastor Duane can be used in a variety of ways to reach the Deaf Community.

·       Establishing Deaf Ministries & Churches

·       Discipleship/Leadership Training & Workshops

·       Participates in various outreach activities

·       Ministering Internationally

·       Mentoring Deaf Pastors

·       Established a Fall Retreat

·       Pastoral Support

·       Prayer


You may also wish to see a Powerpoint presentation of our vision "Why We Are Needed?" in your browser and click slide show after it is downoladed to view it automatically.










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