Jon and Diane Barr have been missionaries to deaf people since 1984. In 1976 Jon learned Sign Language from a missionary who came to his church in Florida. Jon and Diane were married in 1981 and served at Palm Springs Drive Baptist Church in Altamonte Springs, Florida, as Pastor to the Deaf and Christian school teachers under Pastor Loyal Carlson. Palm Springs Drive Baptist is the Barr's missionary sending church.
In 2000 the Barrs merged their missionary work with Silent Word Ministries, where Jon now serves as President. Their burden is to start deaf ministries, strengthen existing deaf ministries, and create materials which can be used to teach deaf people the Good News of God's Word.
Their two adult children, Rebekah and Joshua, also know Sign Language.
Birthdays: Jon 2/20, Diane 8/23 Anniversary: 7/17/81
"Training Deaf & Hearing People To Reach The Deaf World For Christ"