Start With Hello: Conversations About Disability

Start With Hello: Conversations About Disability

Start With Hello: Conversations About Disability is the official Ability Ministry podcast where we will be discussing all things relating to disability and faith. Our mission is to equip and empower the local church, organizations, and individuals to reach their disability community for Christ. We currently operate two residential homes for adults affected by disability, one in Missouri and the other in Tennessee. We also create curriculum and training resources to help churches start and run disability ministries across the globe. Learn more at


May 15, 2023 39 mins

The seed for what would eventually become Ability Ministry was originally planted back in 1981. Gary and Jason discuss the beginnings of Ability Ministry, residential ministry at Riverwood Christian and New Hope Christian, and the future of residential services.

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April 15, 2023 38 mins

Gary Spangler is the current Director of Operations at Ability Ministry. A long-time member of the board of directors, Gary is originally from Louisville, Kentucky. He attended the Okolona Christian Church where his father was pastor for 18 years. His background is in the airline industry but God saw fit to place him on a much different career path. Hear from Gary about how he joined Ability Ministry, how the disability ministry la...

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The most important guest we have ever had on our podcast to date!

Lauren Morrison may only be 16 years old, but we are certain after you hear from her and learn about her passion for serving, that you will agree that she carries herself with a maturity beyond a teenager.  This interview is critically important because Lauren, and those her age, are the future.  They are the future leaders of the church.  She talks about fun experie...

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March 24, 2023 7 mins

Start With Hello: Conversations About Disability is the official podcast brought to you by Ability Ministry. But who the heck are you people and what are you doing? Jason Morrison stops in with a brief introduction on what this is all about and what you can expect when tuning in.

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