Gallaudet Volunteer Chaplain Ordained
to the Gospel Ministry
Note: Pastor David Trexler, while a student at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C., was baptized as a Christian in the Silver Springs Adventist Church in 1969. On March 31,2001, he was ordained to the gospel ministry in the same Silver Springs church, 32 years later. And, he is now an Associate Pastor of that church with responsibilities to pastor Deaf in the area. Pastor Trexler is also working as a volunteer part-time chaplain with students at Gallaudet University. This University is the only University in the world specializing in the education of deaf people.
Both Pastor and Mrs. Trexler are deaf. Pastor Trexler has worked as a teacher of deaf students in North Dakota, and as editor and evangelist with Adventist Deaf Ministries of Lincoln, NE. His wife, Francisca, is completing her M.A in Marriage and Family from the University of Nebraska. She is a popular lecturer and counselor with deaf across the USA.
In the picture above, Pastor Arthur Griffith, lays hands of ordination on Pastor Trexler. Griffith was the first deaf Adventist pastor to be ordained to the gospel ministry in the history of the SDA church. This brings to five the number of deaf pastors now ordained in the SDA church who are working full time, part time, or as volunteers.
We wish Pastor and Mrs. Trexler God's richest blessings!
Dr. Manuel Vasquez, Director of Multi-lingual Ministries of the SDA Church in North America, giving words of instruction to Pastor & Mrs. Trexler.
Pastor George Belser, also deaf, Chairman of the Board of Adventist Deaf Ministries giving words of encouragement and challenge to Pastor and Mrs. Trexler.
Pastor and Mrs. Trexler have already both spent time in Hope, B.C. and Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in ministering with fellow Deaf.