Kevin Cartwright

Deaf Fellowship Kansas City (DFKC), Kansas
Lead Church Planter
Olathe Kansas
Deaf Fellowship Kansas City (DFKC)
October 10

About My Family

My wonderful wife, Jessica, and I are the proud parents of three beautiful children: Christopher (12/20/06), Hope (07/17/09) and Sahara (10/22/11). Jessica and I met while International Mission Board (IMB) journeymen in West Africa, and our life together has always included ministry of some kind, no matter where we lived—and we have moved around quite a bit in our 11 years of marriage. The birth places of our children tell our story. Christopher was born in Kansas City, Mo., during our seminary days. Hope was born during a one-year stay in Kentucky as we prepared to return to West Africa. Finally, we were blessed with Sahara while serving in Niger, though we were soon to return for medical reasons. Since then we have lived on both the Missouri and Kansas sides of Kansas City. Jessica home schools, and I work overnight in the dorm of a local Deaf school in addition to our role as church planters.

About My Church Plant

We are cross-cultural missionaries to the Deaf community in the Kansas City area. As such, we are catalysts for church planting throughout the city. Our heart's desire is to see multiple groups established that network together for mutual encouragement and equipping in ministry. One of our passions is to provide access to God's Word in the heart language of the Deaf—American Sign Language. We have a small gathering of people meeting weekly at the local Deaf club, and we are seeking those whom the Lord will call to join the effort to advance the gospel by becoming part of a core group for a Deaf church.

NAMB Church Planting

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Support Kevin Cartwright

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For a Deaf couple who trust in Christ to join us in the effort to plant a church and reach the lost. For the ability to communicate clearly the truth of the God's Word in American Sign Language. For favor with the Deaf community, gospel opportunities and receptive hearts. For repentance and revival among those who claim to know Him but live for themselves.


Pray for lost Deaf people. Worldwide, 750 Deaf people die daily without Jesus! Pray for us—for our daily consecration, faithfulness and effectiveness in sharing the good news of Jesus. Pray for Deaf co-laborers in the gospel. Support us so we can continue to devote ourselves to this work.
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