Gospel Light Foundation for the Blind

About Us

The founder and past director Rev. Bill Keathley (1939-2006), went home to be with the Lord on December 20, 2006. Brother Bill leaves behind 24 years of dedicated and fruitful ministry to the blind and deaf-blind. He was an ardent teacher and preacher of the doctrines of grace. Bill lost his sight in his twenties. The Lord gave Bill that special opportunity in September 1982 when Bill and his wife, Barbara, began Gospel Light Foundation for the Blind.

To read Rev. Bill Keathley’s personal testimony click here.

The Keathleys soon found that it was very rare for churches to have any kind of ministry or outreach to the blind. Becoming more and more impressed with the spiritual needs of the blind, they purposed to make churches aware of this much neglected mission field and to provide them with the specialized knowledge and assistance that it takes to reach the blind with "the light of the glorious Gospel of Christ."

Today, Gospel Light Foundation for the Blind seeks to be an extension of the local church by providing the materials to the blind that most local churches are unable to provide themselves. The GLFB ministry is dedicated to proclaiming the historic doctrines of the Christian faith. More than 3,000 recorded messages and books of grace preachers and Bible teachers are sent to the blind absolutely free on a read-and-return basis. Gospel Light offers to the blind anywhere in the world free Bible correspondence courses in Braille, large print, or by email. The first course, Right with God, consists of thirteen lesson booklets each of which concludes with ten objective questions. This course is evangelistic, dealing with the fall of man and explains that God's plan of redemption is all of grace. The second course, Knowing and Serving God, consists of sixteen lesson booklets. This study begins with the doctrine of salvation but continues on to spiritual growth and maturity in the Christian's life. The third course, The Doctrines of Grace, expounds the fundamental doctrines of the Gospel and is an in-depth study of the five points of Calvinism. Hundreds of students throughout the world, including countries such as the United States, Canada, England, Cuba, India, Brazil, China, West Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Malawi, and Kenya are enrolled in these Bible studies.

One very important ministry of Gospel Light Foundation for the Blind is counciling to the blind by phone or Braille. Also, GLFB sponsors a Bible study for the blind in Rockledge, Florida, which has continued since the Keathleys began it approximately twenty years ago. The blind throughout the United States are eligible to receive upon request a free digital player, which currently is from the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, producer of these machines. GLFB uses the same kind of digital recorded devises as the NLS. Already the GLFB ministry has transferred recorded materials into this NLS format to loan out to the blind.

Gospel Light Foundation for the Blind is supported by churches and individuals whom the Lord has given a desire to reach the blind with the light of the glorious Gospel of Christ. GLFB is a tax-exempt religious non-profit corporation. The current employees are the wife and daughter of Rev. Bill Keathley, Barbara Keathley and Lilianna Hanley.

Lilianna Keathley Hanley, Barbara Keathley
Joshua, Joseph, Joshua Hanley

Gospel Light Foundation for the Blind Board of Directors

Lilianna Keathley Hanley - Loganville,Georgia,
Pastor Mike Holland– Plant City, Florida,
Robert Nevins - Sacramento, California,
Pastor Charles Alligood- Buford, Georgia,
Gordon Houser– Merritt Island, Florida,
Barbara Keathley - Loganville, Georgia,
Dr. Bob Dargie– Titusville, Florida.

Gospel Light Foundation for the Blind Doctrinal Statement

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Gospel Light Foundation for the Blind, Inc.
448 Winder Highway
Loganville, GA 30052

Phone: 678-475-7879


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