JD, along with Debbie Klahn and Vicki Drummond, founded Deaf Child Hope International in 2010. JD has over 30 years of experience in the nonprofit arena. JD’s past roles in nonprofits include development director, business manager, conference director, event planner, director of marketing, associate minister, worship minister, church planter, festival director, and president. JD is the son of Duane King, founder of Deaf Missions, and grew up around Deaf ministry. JD has a business degree from the University of Iowa, a ministry degree from Nebraska Christian College, and a master’s degree from Cincinnati Christian University. The father of McKenzie, Dakota, and Kassidy, JD lives with his wife Tia in Papillion, NE.
Deaf Child Hope Purpose:
To reach out to deaf children in poverty conditions around the world with hope by partnering with Christian missions and ministries, and through these partnerships provide food and water, clothing, shelter, educational opportunities and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
1. To come alongside existing mission and ministry organizations currently working with deaf children living in poverty conditions and assist them through child and teacher sponsorships.
2. To train and equip mission and ministry organizations currently working with deaf children in the areas of education and teaching of the Gospel.
3. To identify and assist existing mission and ministry organizations whom we can lead to reach out to deaf children living in poverty conditions in their community, but do not have the resources or know-how to do so without our assistance.