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ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Twelve-year-old Robert Moore couldn't take his eyes off the dynamic preacher in front of him at his deaf school in St. Augustine, Fla. As Carter Bearden preached the Bible in the spring of 1971, young Moore listened intently.
"It was really fascinating because he was a very dramatic, charismatic preacher," said Moore, who himself later became a pastor to the deaf and currently serves as a board member of the Southern Baptist Conference of the Deaf (SBCD). "He moved around. You didn't lose eye contact with him because he was very fluid and interesting to watch. That really made an impression on me." Read More