Jonathon Hayhow

Hope Grace Deaf Church, Connecticut
Lead Church Planter
West Hartford Connecticut
Hope Grace Deaf Church
September 20
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About My Family

I am deaf and married to Lori, who hears. I am bivocational. I work as a dock worker for FedEx freight and as a Deaf church planter/pastor. I grew up in Texas before God moved us to Connecticut. We enjoy exploring new sights in New England occasionally on our days off. I also enjoy fishing and hunting.

About My Church Plant

I am the church planter of Hope Grace Deaf Church in West Hartford, Conn. We are reaching the Deaf of West Hartford, Hartford and the surrounding areas. We are also reaching the students at the American School for Deaf, which is one mile from our church. I am also the pastor for Living Hope Deaf Church in Manchester, Conn., which is the only Deaf church of any denomination in Connecticut. We are working to start a second church for the Deaf in West Hartford.

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