The Jamaica Deaf Village (JDV) is a place where Deaf can live, work, and grow. We support this through discipleship, jobs, training, and community. Through these efforts, we can change lives and give back from what God has blessed us with.
There currently are 20 deaf adults and their families living at JDV.
New Life Church of the Deaf is located at the Jamaica Deaf Village, and it is a place where the local deaf can come, have fellowship, and learn in their own language. Pastor Sheldon Burkett not only leads that church but also lives on campus.
Our hope for this church is to disciple and raise up leaders both here at JDV and in the community. These leaders will make an impact in the community and among the Deaf of Jamaica.Watch a Video of Sheldon's Story
One hundred acres was donated in 1991 for the Jamaica Deaf Village. Over the years, construction was done by both Jamaican workers and volunteers from overseas. Both housing and businesses were constructed and that has allowed us to serve the Deaf adults of Jamaica. Little by little, we have continued to grow and continued to learn. Today we employ around 20 people through farming, construction, woodworking, sewing, catering, and cattle. Through both the work and the discipleship that happens on campus, we are seeing God move in the lives of the Deaf.
Currently there are 20 Deaf residents and their families.
Mr. Ben Beukema – Campus Manager/Missionary
Mr. Lawrence Wint – Farm/Construction Manager
Mrs. Veronica Fuller – Catering Manager
Mr. Sheldon Burkett - New Life Church of the Deaf Pastor
Contact info: 1(876) 603-3773, 1(876) 410-6957, firstname.lastname@example.org