Dr. Ted Camp began preaching in June, 1963. He has served as pastor of three churches. In 1966, Ted was pastoring a growing church when Alvin Spurgin, a deaf man, sang “More about Jesus would I know”. From that time, Ted and Carlene began working with deaf people. At first, they printed a small newspaper, “The Silent Word,” as well as working with local deaf people. Later, they moved their ministry to Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and served for 20 years with the Bill Rice Ranch. During that time, there was a high of over 1000 deaf people attending during the summer. In 1977, he was one of the first men to receive an honorary doctorate degree because of his literature and ministry to the deaf world.
In 1994, the Lord led the Camps back to their roots in Trenton, Georgia, to continue Silent Word Ministries. Their goal has always been to “Tell the Deaf more about Jesus.” Since then the ministry has grown wonderfully. Today Silent Word Ministries is a world-wide ministry, reaching many deaf people each year with the Gospel.