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 was originally headquartered in Oklahoma. In 2012 the Barretts relocated the ministry to Florida.
Gary serves DMW in many ways, among which are encouraging, counseling, and praying with pastors, missionaries, and those in Deaf ministry leadership positions.
Gary is available to preach and teach at Deaf churches, camps, revivals, and conferences. 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 been the Office Manager since DMW was established.
Since 1989, Gary and Rhonda have opened up their home to co-workers in the Deaf Harvest Field for a time of rest and restoration. Through the years this hospitality ministry has blessed hundreds of pastors, missionaries, and their spouses as they’ve enjoyed times of fellowship and prayer together with the Barretts, as well as encouragement and spiritual counsel. Gary and Rhonda rejoice that through the years the Lord has been faithful to touch His servants.