I am eager to learn about deaf ministries among Churches of Christ in general and particularly at Central Church in Nashville. Does anyone have any leads for research in this area? I am aware of Light for the Deaf (periodical) and the national workshop and camp. Central’s deaf ministry began in the 1940’s with Owen Pryor (above) playing a key role in preaching and teaching. Billy Leavell succeeded Owen until about 1979 at which time Frank Rushing came to Central. Frank has been at Central since then.
I would like to investigate deaf ministry among Churches of Christ so as to situate Central’s ministry in that context. I would also like to situtate Central’s ministry in larger and/or other contexts. Again, if you know of any leads, I would appreciate a comment or an email. As always, save the paper!