Jim and Terry Bracelin were raised in Christian families and received Christ early in life. They attended Lancaster Bible College in Lancaster, PA. They first met Ted and Carlene Camp during an evangelistic meeting at the Church of the Open Door in Westminster, MD in the early 80’s. In 1999, during a meeting with Ted Camp, God touched Jim’s heart with the need to reach deaf people with the Gospel. He later became a senior pastor at Calvary Bible Church in PA.
Jim and Terry now minister to deaf and deaf ministries in the Northeast, Canada, and the Ukraine as directors of SWM Northeast with their headquarters in Pennsylvania. Jim is an avid soul-winner and has been appointed by Ted Camp to be vice president of SWM. As missionaries, the Bracelins hold Fantastic Saturdays, evangelistic meetings with the deaf, start deaf ministries, and help existing deaf ministries. They are thrilled to be able to serve with SWM and to reach the Deaf world for Christ.