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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Religion, Religious Media & Communications

Mission: To inspire, empower and impact students artistically, athletically and academically through creative and passionate worship.

Programs: WAVE Teams (Sign Language Outreach) Elevate (Skateboard Outreach) Shockwave (Mission Trips)

Community Stories

22 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Zaid A.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

This organization speaks to all of us. It draws our attention to what really matters, and that is making an impact and difference for others. No drum roll and no fanfare. The driving force behind this passion; this mission, is to make all of us think and act beyond ourselves.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

As a young couple (10 years ago) my husband and I joined what would be "our" church. One of the reasons we chose the church was due to a brother and sister team that was allowed to minister to the congregation through leading worship via a very powerful sign language method. Here I am, a decade later, finding myself joined up with that sibling team and it's founder/leader George teaching our youth to reach out and minister with this group V2H, the same group that taught the siblings to worship our Lord in this way. BLESSED! Blessed am I, blessed is our youth, blessed are all those who have a chance to view and participate in a worship time with V2H and it's members.

Prince E.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

Back in 2001, when I first met with Pastor Goerge, In my home town AMAKOFIA (AKASI) UTUTU, ABIA STATE, NIGERIA. Pastor Goerge is a missionary with a loving and caring heart, along side with his friends that visited us. It was a happy and great moment for me and my people to meet pastor Goerge, and his team.

He introduced to us Vision2Hear(V2H), which i was made the Youth leader. It was awesome for me to have such a great privilege working under Pastor Goerge. At first we experienced a difficult moment with our youths but gradually God made His way in our life's.

My life would not be what it is today without V2H ministry and Pastor Goerge. I can honestly say, with all my experiences and all that I have learned, V2H has been very important in my life and family. being a member of V2H, I can personally say, it's an awesome organization for humanity and for the kingdom of God. V2H has changed and impacted in my life spiritually and physically. V2H and Pastor Goerge are responsible for my Education here in Nigeria and also providing for my friends Festus, Rosemary, Bridgette and Ikechukwu etc.

I am so happy for being a member of V2h. I have learn to love and to forgive in every circumstance. Thanks V2H, Thanks Pastor Goerge fo letting me know the reality of our LORD JESUS CHRIST!!!!!!!. love you.

Ty B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I began my role with V2H in 1999. This organization made me the leader I am today. The tools and skills I use to be a successful Air Force officer are directly related to the principles, ideals, and Christ-like mindset that Vision 2 Hear stands for and teaches. I was able to go on multiple mission trips from the US states of Georgia to Colorado, all the way down to Honduras and El Salvador. Even after 13 years the people I've met and the lessons I've learned continue to be a huge part of my life. And this isn't even mentioning the amazing work that God does through this ministry! I've been able to influence lives of people from simply performing on a stage to planting almost 1,000 trees in helping an area recover from a devastating wild fire...and that's just from the little bit I've gotten to do! I can't express how much V2H shaped the person I am today and the relationship I have with Christ. The best way to find out is to look them up, get connected, and start really growing and living!

Kathi G.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

About 9 years ago I was introduced to V2H. George had come to my children's school for a chapel service. I was so impressed with the energy and enthusiasm displayed using sign language to Christian music. More than that, I saw the excitement in all the kids faces as George would share the gospel and sign. Truly captivating! It left an incredible impression. Fast forward 5 years and I found myself really desiring to serve God and wanting to have an impact on the youth. This ministry was a perfect fit. George re-launched a WAVE team in Miami. What I have seen in the past 4 years is nothing less than God's love and growth through the V2H/WAVE ministry; not only in our students but in myself, too. The team has had the privilege of serving not only in Miami and Georgia for many events, but also some team members have had the opportunity to go to El Salvador and Honduras serving alongside George in orphanages and the deaf community. It doesn't matter whether we speak the same language, we all can speak "God" in serving and love to one another. The greatest blessing is seeing a young person worship God in a very personal way through WAVE. This ministry helps to develop personal growth in God, discipline, team work, compassion and love for others. I am thankful that I have had the honor to serve as a leader and have made an impact in students lives through V2H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My life would not be what is today without Vision2Hear ministries. I can honestly say that with all my experiences and all that i have learned traveling and serving with this ministry has sculpted me into the person God wants me to be. I have learned to love in everything I do, which in turn, has lead to excellence, determination, perseverance, strength, and creativity. It is an amazing life that I wish every child, pre-teen, teen, and young adult could encounter. I pray that Vision2Hear continues to impact and change youth culture for many years to come.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Vision 2 Hear has made a huge impact in my life on many different areas. I've learned to be able to share my faith, learned elementary sign language to communicate with the deaf, and I've many opportunities to help make te world a better place to live by participating in service projects locally and globally. Also, my V2H mentors helped shape me into the man I am today through life-on-life conversations and group discipleship meetings.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Vision 2 hear is a unique organization in that it prioritizes growth and discipleship within the volunteers as well as to the people served. People who serve in vision 2 hear are changed by the experience. It gives every volunteer a unique perspective on the world that most people will never have the opportunity of having. I personally owe most of who I am today: my core beliefs, and my outlook on life to the amazing experiences I have had serving in vision 2 hear. It is an experience most people will unfortunately never have, but one I wish everyone could.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Vision 2 Hear has been very important in my life. As a part of the group for 7 years I can say personally that it's a great organization. It's changed & impacted my life spiritually. Because the group is centered around interpretive movement to Christian songs, it has allowed me to grow in my walk with Christ while satisfying my creative hunger. The people involved in V2h have also been a big part of my life. George Lockhart especially; he serves as both a role model and a friend. I've grown a lot in this group; I've become a leader of a wave team. I've also had the opportunity to go to El Salvador through my time in this group. I don't know where I'd be without the friends, experience, and knowledge I've gained through V2h.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

V2h has completely changed my family's life. We are all a part of the wave team. I am so grateful to be able to be a part of such a great ministry. It has brought us closer to God and to each other. I never imagined doing anything like this. It has shown us a new way to worship God and share his gospel. Wave teams are made up of people of all ages , which is great because anybody can join. But the best thing about it is being surrounded by amazing people, it is like being a part of a huge fun-filled family.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Vision2Hear has been such a huge part of my life for a good 7 or 8 years now and it has impacted my family and me in such a positive way. They accept any and everyone no matter what and they strive to make God the center of the ministry. Plus its super fun to be a part of, I mean, how many teenagers can say they know sign language? You don't even have to know any sign language at all to join! All I can say is I have no regrets about working with v2h and I hope it stays a part of my life and the lives of others for a long time.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My family has been involved with Vision2Hear since it began over 10 years ago. It is a wonderful ministry, and quite unique in its use of sign language to share the gospel. The high energy signing and choreography is unlike anything I've ever seen. Two of my children have been part of the WAVE teams in our city. They have gained valuable leadership skills as well as sharing their faith. George Lockhart is a uniquely talented and gifted man who uses the gifts that God has given him to impact the lives of those around him, especially teenagers. I am very proud to be a part of this great ministry as a volunteer and am excited to see it grow and spread to other countries. I pray that God would continue to bless Vision2Hear and use it as a means of taking the good news of Christ to the uttermost parts of the earth.

Rachel62

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Vision 2 Hear has made an incredible impact on my life. I joined when I was 13, and am now leading my own team at 18. I have seen almost every aspect of Vision 2 Hear, but what has impacted me the most is the sense of family and the mission trips I have been on. V2H is like a second family to me. They will always help me and back me up when I'm struggling, and they accept anyone, no matter where they are in their life and relationship with God. Also, I have been to El Salvador and Honduras and I'm hoping to go back this upcoming year. To be 18 and say I have been able to travel to other countries is unique in itself, but to say I did it to share the gospel is an incredible blessing. Those trips made me a stronger, more independent, and caring person. It is one thing to hear about the conditions in other countries, but another to experience it first hand. These trips ultimately decided my career path; Deaf Education with a minor in Spanish for these mission trips. I love this ministry so much, and I hope to see it grow even more.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Vision 2 Hear continues to excel as an exceptional ministry that continues to grow and inspire others. I've been involved with the ministry for nearly 7 years. I continue to be amazed by the unique, engaging WAVE team performances and impressed with the expansion of other aspects of the ministry. The vision to Creatively Communicate Christ around the world is definitely being pursued and realized. The passion for pursuing Christ is so evident in George's life and many others involved with this organization. I am consumed by this ministry because it truly is a great organization that has changed my life.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

When I first encountered this group, I was immediately impressed with the unique, high energy performance that involved sign language and creative motion choreographed to music. I subsequently became more involved as a volunteer and supporter. Vision 2 Hear is much more than a youth artistic performance group. V2H is committed to youth development. V2H helps young people develop leadership skills, leads them to genuine and creative worship of Jesus, and provides them with opportunities to serve others in the US and worldwide. I have personally witnessed the humility, dedication and sacrifice of many student participants in Vision 2 Hear. I have a great admiration for the founder of V2H because of his creativity, enthusiasm and authenticity. He has a unique ability to connect with young people. There are opportunities for young people of all ages and backgrounds with V2H. Participants will find that the founder and other adult leaders genuinely value them and will sacrifice their time, energy and efforts to help them thrive. Vision 2 Hear seeks to expand its program throughout the US and the world and has an effective process that allows them to establish local groups. I highly recommend and endorse Vision 2 Hear as an exemplary organization that empowers young people to make the world a better place.

Dee L.

Donor

Rating: 5

Vision 2 Hear is a ministry that covers many different facets. They have 8 WAVE teams, which uses sign language and interpretive movement to convey the Good News of Christ, in the US as well as El Salvador. In the fall of 2012, a new team in Nicaragua will be formed. They also have ELEVATE which is a skate board ministry that provides a safe environment for those who like to board or bike on ramps. And will begin a surfing ministry in 2012 in Nicaragua. V2H has built wells in Africa, and collected money for water filters to give other places in the world good drinking water. Currently based out of New Vision Church in Fayetteville, GA, Vision 2 Hear serves the world with the Gospel of Christ.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Vision 2 Hear has made an impact on my entire family. I have watched my shy daughter become very sure of herself, even to the point of traveling on a mission trip to Miami. I've watched my husband become passionate about ministry again by being able to run sound for the teams and doing whatever necessary to make things run smooth. I have found great joy in being a leader on the Southside of Atlanta. Seeing our teams grow and expand in order to share God's love is amazing. I am grateful for the chance to be a part of something so wonderful. Watching a performance will touch your heart, your mind, sometimes your body, and especially your soul. It happens for me even in practices. Creatively communicating Christ through sign and movement - truly must be experienced!

Denese B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I saw W.A.V.E team perform at my church. I was over whelmed by there performance and wanted to be apart of something so amazing. I though it would be a chance to spend time with my children as well. My daughter in law Kearston Bohannon was ready to be apart of it as well. We joined the team and have been blessed ever since. It has been an awesome growing experience with myself as well as the Peeps on the teams.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I saw Vision 2 Hear at New vision church in Fayetteville Ga. I was immediately pumped and signed up to learn, I could not keep up with the young kids so I could not perform. Nonetheless I have been learning on my own online. Hope to use it to get people in my community involved. what an awesome way to spread the truth and glorify our Lord.

kissmek9

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I saw the W.A.V.E team perform for the first time at my church in Fayetteville, GA. I was awe struck!!! I fell in love and felt so moved and motivated to learn so that I could perform and minister myself. I started attending practices and have had one performance so far and I cant begin to tell you how amazing it feels to be a part of this wonderful way to worship!!! My mother-in-law also got involved and she loves it just as much! We have several upcoming performances all over Georgia as well as a couple out of state and I am so looking forward to spreading the Word of God through this music and dance. I thank George and New Vision so much for this amazing opportunity!!!!

Jon W.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love Vision 2 Hear! Joining this nonprofit ministry has literally changed my entire life! From being more outgoing, to knowing what career field I want to go into! Ministry!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Vision 2 Hear is great for all ages, all walks of life, for anyone and everyone. Whether this is for a church event, retreat, school chapel, outdoor activity, or anything inbetween V2H is HIGHLY recommended. I have served and worked with them for 5+ years and whenever I have an activity where there is an opening, I do not hesitate to give them contact info for V2H. Each event I coordinate, I plan specifically with the leaders to make sure they will be available to come. The staff are very friendly and easy to work with in any circumstance. This is a huge ministry that is changing lives, not only of the participants but also of others they encounter around the world.