McCluey, Jon and DeDe and family
Jon and Dede met on the campus of Central Bible College in the fall of 2001. She was pursuing a degree in Deaf Ministry and he a degree in Theology. They married in the summer of 2002 and they both graduated in 2003. Jon and Dede have two amazing children, Sarah Nadine 13, and James 10. They have had the privilege of being children's pastors in Alabama for 11 years before God called them to the mission field. In 2014 a door was opened for them to work in Venezuela with Missionaries Gary and Patty Heiney at The Samuel's House children's home for 2 years. When the political turmoil in Venezuela forced them to return home in the summer of 2016, Jon and Dede felt God's presence leading them to reach the Deaf of Latin America. The Deaf are one of the largest unreached people groups in Latin America and South America. Meaning, less than 2% are evangelical Christians. Jon, Dede, Sarah Nadine, and James are excited about returning to Bogotá, Colombia to help plant deaf churches, disciple deaf leaders, evangelize deaf children, and raise awareness for Deaf Missions. We believe Colombia is a staging ground for further deaf ministry throughout South America. Your prayers and support help make this possible.