Gary Barrett is Deaf and received the call of God on his life in 1981. After graduating from Bible college, Gary pastored several Deaf churches and, together with his wife Rhonda, founded Deaf Ministries Worldwide (DMW) in 1989, which is headquartered in Oklahoma.
Gary serves DMW in many ways, among which are encouraging, counseling, and praying for pastors, missionaries, and those in Deaf ministry leadership positions.
Gary is often invited to preach and teach at Deaf churches, camps, revivals, and conferences around the world. His two workshops, Servant Leadership and Be-yourself Evangelism, are very popular.
Rhonda Barrett also loves to teach the Word of God. She ministers at women’s retreats and meetings, often using drama to make clear the Gospel. Rhonda shares a powerful testimony of how the Lord led her on a journey of emotional healing, which gives encouragement, hope, and healing to others.
Rhonda has also been the Office Manager since DMW was established. She oversees all office responsibilities, including newsletters and other printed literature.
Gary and Rhonda are the hosts of the Shalom Lighthouse Cove Retreat Center, where pastors and their spouses can experience a time of rest and restoration.