A Giant Leap of Faith

brandon3Just as Indiana Jones did in the movie “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”, Brandon Gaskin, a member of Annistown Road Baptist Church (ARBC), has taken a leap of faith and started a Deaf Ministry at his college, Valdosta State University called Access Worship Night. Tonight was their first time streaming their services over the internet. Brandon attended Berkmar High School and came to Annistown during his Junior year. He attended the youth ministry at ARBC where he was mentored and encouraged to use his talents that God had given him by many of the adult members at ARBC. Brandon was also involved in Jr GBCD over the years and is now the Jr GBCD Coordinator.

Thank you Brandon for taking this leap of faith and using the talents that God has blessed you with and the modern technology to make God’s word accessible in a more open way. Your willingness to be obedient to His call and follow Him is an inspiration to us all!

If you know of any deaf in the area of Valdosta State University, you can have them contact Brandon Gaskin at brandon.gaskin@gbcd.org for more information.

Brandon, keep in mind the following verse … 1 Timothty 4:12 (NIV)
Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.

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GBCD Conference 2013 Flyer!

GBCD Flyer

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Super Saturday – June 15, 2013

The Consecrated Hands Signing Ministry of Greenforest Community Baptist Church cordially invites you to attend


Bible Study / Bible Sermon / Bible Stories / Bible Songs

June 15, 2013

FREE Admission / Wear Nice Casual Clothes

Lunch Provided

10 A.M. – 4 P.M.

Theme is Are You Living God’s Way or Your Own Way? John 14:6

Guest Speaker: Dr. Bruce Kelly

Greenforest Community Baptist Church

3250 Rainbow Drive Decatur, GA

Building #3


Directions:  From Rainbow Drive, turn onto church campus, make first left toward Building #3. Come in.

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Access Worship

   How are y’all? I hope you all are doing well. I wanted to send you the information about June 15th. I’ve included the link to everything you need to know about Access.
Access is about bring a generation together and making them aware of 35.5 million deaf in the world who do not know nor ever heard about Jesus. Access is a place for the young and old. An experience where we will worship and pray to God. It will truly be a night to remember.
So please spread the word about Access Worship Night. Instead of just coming for the day, you can come for the weekend. We will have childcare during the worship service.  Some thing your church, family or friends can do are go to the mall, Wild Adventure (It’s like Six Flag and White Water),  tour Valdosta State University and etc. We will have dinner before the worship if want to join. We will be sending more information soon.
Please make plans to come June 15th or stay for the weekend even better. It is our hope we will get access to more Deaf in the area. Bring your church and etc. We are working with a hotel for a special discount for the weekend.
Promo Video:
Website Information:
Please be patience, we are still adding more information to the website.
Facebook Update:

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2013 Russia Mission Trip

Date: August 30 – September 10, 2013
Deadline: May 15, 2013
Cost: $2,800
Purpose: Outreach and Evangelism

For more information, contact Jerry Baker at jsmbaker@bellsouth.net


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Reconnect at GBCD!

Receonnect - GBCDMakes plans now to attend this years GBCD Conference and reconnect!

September 20-22, 2013

Norman Park Conference Center
4243 Highway 319 N.
Norman Park, GA 31771


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Childcare Request Form

Childcare Request Form

We would love to hear from you! Please fill out this form and we will get in touch with you shortly.

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2013 Cancun Mission Trip

201305 Cancun Mission TripClick here to email Bud and get more information!

Click here to sign up!

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ITP 2013 Program

gbcditpInterpreter Training Program (ITP) – 2013

“A Silent Weekend”

March 8-9, 2013
CAMP KALEO – Forsyth, Georgia

The Georgia Baptist Conference of the Deaf’s ITP will offer one course for all interested interpreters and Deaf leaders at Camp Kaleo near Forsyth, Georgia, on:

CampKaleoFriday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9, 2013

The course offered will be:

“The Mentality of Spiritual Interpreters and Message Acquisition”

The class schedule is:

Friday afternoon – 2:00-9:00 p.m. & Saturday – 7:30-4:00 p.m.

Click here for the flyer!

Click here for the registration form!

The training program will gradually lead and immerse the participant in the use of the American Sign Language, conceptual signing, body language, and facial expressions to convey the messages of the Kingdom Story from the Holy Bible.

Ed Steele, Teacher

Ed, who is deaf, is currently self-employed as the CEO of DEAFCO, which provides interpreting services, counseling services and employment services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. He was educated in a public school without support services but graduated with honors. Ed attended Gallaudet University where he met other Deaf people for the first time at the age of 20. He learned ASL at this time.

All persons taking the ITP course are asked to arrive on Friday afternoon between

2:00-3:00 p.m.

You will receive one (1) CEU for the full ten hours.

Instruction will be on the Intermediate Level.

Participants may obtain a certificate of completion of the course, for $7.00 per certificate. Please indicate your request on the registration Form.

Note: Please be sure to bring your own linens (towels, sheets, pillows, blankets, or sleeping bag), since Camp Kaleo does NOT provide them.

This will be a silent weekend—signing only!

The North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for Continuing Education Activities. This Professional program is offered for 1 CEU at the Intermediate Content Knowledge Level.

Important Notices

**Please bring your own linens to Camp Kaleo**

Standard Registration is $75.00, which includes the Conference with Lodging at Camp Kaleo and all Meals.

Commuter Registration is $65.00, which includes the Conference and Meals only. This does NOT include lodging.

CampKaleoPlease note: If you are planning to stay at a hotel off Camp Kaleo property,


Sorry…children cannot attend the classes. There is no childcare provided.

Refund/Cancellation Policy:

A 50% refund will be issued for 45-30 days before the ITP date.

No refund will be issued for cancellations made less than 30 days before the ITP date.

Register before March 1, 2013

For registration questions contact:
770-936-5217, Video Phone 678-999-2766
or email ccooper@gabaptist.org

For a map to Camp Kaleo, open the link to the flyer above.

Provided by the Georgia Baptist Conference of the Deaf and Intercultural Church Planting & Missions Ministries of the Georgia Baptist Convention
6405 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth, GA 30097-4092

Supported by The Cooperative Program, State Missions Offering and
Annie Armstrong Easter Offering



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Tri-State 2013 Donation Letter

Tri-State LogoThe purpose of this post is to ask for you assistance in the work to bring education and leadership training to the deaf leaders across the state of Georgia. Last January 2012, the Tri-State Deaf School of Theology began classes in Georgia. For years, we have been praying that God would bring formal deaf training to develop deaf leadership for our churches in the southeast but especially in the State of Georgia. It will assist in training and developing of deaf leadership. Because of the central location of the Atlanta area campus, it will allow other deaf church leaders from Alabama, parts of South Carolina, and Tennessee to attend as well. Currently there are no post-secondary educational resources specifically focused on deaf leadership in the state of Georgia.

The Tri-State Deaf School of Theology, which is affiliated with Brewton-Parker University, started in 2012 and has been providing college level training to deaf students in Georgia once a month on Saturdays. All classes are taught for the deaf, by deaf professors or professors that are fluent in sign language. Students can choose to take the classes for a certificate, or to earn college level credits. We have taken up the challenge of trying to raise the necessary funds to secure the financial portion of this endeavor.


1. Communicate this opportunity to those in your community.

2. Encourage them to take advantage of this opportunity.

3. Prayer is needed as we continue to organize and strengthen the program here
in Georgia.

4. Tri-State Georgia needs financial support.

We need to raise between $2,500 to $3,000 for a reserve account to help cover costs for the professor who will lead the Tri-State Classes. The money in the account is used to cover the costs of the class like the professor’s mileage, room and board (when necessary) plus a small token/salary for the time taken to prepare for and teach the class. There are approximately 5 – 6 classes per semester. All money will go directly to The Georgia Baptist Convention (GBC) for this account. Your donation will bring us closer to our goal. You can send your tax deductible donation checks made payable to “Georgia Baptist Convention” and in the memo field include “Tri-State Snellville Campus Deaf School of Theology” to the following address:

Georgia Baptist Convention
Attn: Jerry Baker State Missionary
Intercultural Church Planting and Mission Ministries
6405 Sugarloaf Parkway
Duluth, GA 30097-4092

 Thank you for taking the time to read this letter. If you would like any more information on the Tri-State Deaf School of Theology, please visit http://www.tristatedeaf.org/.

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