Paul Barnes

I have lived in the Cleveland area most of his life.  In 2009 I married my high school sweetheart, Heather and we 5 have kids.  I have been a professional ASL interpreter for 10 years.  This career began after a trip to the Jamaica school for the Deaf.  In that time I was part of launching the first Deaf Church plant in the Christian Missionary Alliance where I am now an elder and the Youth Director.  Through these experiences God has burdened my heart with the reality that many of Cleveland’s deaf youth are isolated, without hope and without communication at home.  I am passionate about making Jesus more famous and seeing Deaf Teen Quest in the Cleveland area.  Having DTQ here will enable deaf and hard of hearing kids to have a safe place to be heard and fall in love with Christ!