Dr. Lawrence R. Shillingburg D.D. & D.R.E. I received an Honorary Doctor of Divinity at Freelandia Bible College at Virginia & earned Doctor of Religious Education at Bible Baptist College at North Carolina. Before that, I was ordained to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ.I was born and raised in Ohio. My parents were deaf & I’m CODA therefore sign language was my first language. I attended Ashville High School and graduated 1958. That same year joined the Navy for 6 years & was discharged. I worked at different jobs. Lastly, I was a manager with Liberty Life Insurance Company. I was married to Doris for 50 years. Doris passed away December 26, 2012. Now married to Kathleen Shillingburg. It will be 4 years since September 9. I have 11 children & 25 grandchildren & 19 great grandchildren..In 1973 I had a spiritual birth. I received Jesus Christ as my personal saviour. I became involved Deaf Ministry for the past 48 years. And teaching sign language in Christian School & 3 different colleges. Started Deaf Ministry in Caribbean Island, St Lucia, Barbados & Grenada.. Also in the USA..On 2019 I had shingles on my waistband look-like C then I found out I had cancer of pancreas & liver stage 4 progressive but through PRAYERS of 6 hearing churches, several deaf churches & Central West Virginia Preacher Association PRAYER over me along with many deaf & hearing peoples. Through their faithful prayers. I no longer have cancer GONE. PRAISE LORD..God continues to use me to further the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Please pray for me & my wife as we travel..
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