Brandt Overman has a passion for making disciples among the Deaf people group using American Sign Language (ASL). The Deaf people group is one of the least reached and engaged people group in the world, and God has called him to impact them with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Brandt is a North Carolina native and graduated from University of North Carolina at Greensboro in May 2016 with BS in Advocacy and Services for the Deaf. Then he joined Youth With A Mission (YWAM) as a student for its Discipleship Training School from August 2016 to February 2017. YWAM is an international organization with over 1,500 ministry bases with one in Washington D.C. focused on ASL. During the school, he went on a mission trip to Romania. He became staff in YWAM in March 2017 and will be leaving by the end of 2018.
He will begin a 2-1/2 years program called LEAD (www.leadcma.org) in July 2018 to be trained and equipped as a future ministry leader. He has been heavily involved with the Table Church C&MA in Frederick, Maryland and at Gallaudet University in Washington D.C. with Pastor Bruce Persons. He plans to remain involved with The Table Church C&MA over the next few years, and hopes to raise enough money to pay for his educational and living expenses.
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