Don M. Aycock

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Southern Baptist deaf organization at 50th year surveys challenges ahead

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (BP)–“We prayed and wept and asked God to help us reach the deaf with the gospel,” Fay Osborne Lanham remembered about attending the first meeting of the Southern Baptist Conference of the Deaf in 1948. Lanham and two other living SBCD charter members, Leonard and Doris Asbridge, were among more than 900 registrants […]

Basics of Deaf culture outlined by interpreter

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (BP)–Deaf people live in their own culture much like other minorities. Barb Coffan, a participant at the 1998 Southern Baptist Conference of the Deaf’s 50th anniversary celebration in Memphis, Tenn., pointed out that since the culture of deafness has its own rules, the hearing should learn and respect them. Coffan, a member of […]