Reverend Alan Rork, who served as a missionary at large to the deaf for the Indiana District of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, retired on September 30 from his role as missionary to the LCMS deaf communities.
He worked as a missionary at large for ten years, serving as pastor to Peace Deaf Lutheran Church and traveling to Bible studies across the District that serve the deaf. His ministry included stops in Michigan City, Evansville, Seymour, Bedford, and Garrett, Indiana.
Reverend Rork, who has been deaf since age two, pursued a career in the business world prior to going to seminary and being called as a missionary. Besides his work for the Indiana District, he is also known as a world-class bass fisherman, winning first place twice in the National Bass Association of the Deaf Team Tournament and placing second and third several other times.
Reverend Rork is looking forward to spending time down south with his wife Diana, as well as deep sea fishing and bass fishing tournaments.
Although Reverend Rork is retiring from his role as missionary, he will continue to speak God’s word in Texas and Florida during the winter months and to serve as a vacancy pastor to Peace Deaf Lutheran Church, 6404 East 46th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana.