Current Status of Disability Ministry in Thailand

  • Satanun Boonyakiat McGilvary College of Divinity at Payap University
  • Santiphap Viriyothai
  • Weeradach Kantiphan
Keywords: disability ministry, Thai church leaders, holistic ministry, physical accessibility, empowering people with disabilities


This research aims to examine different aspects of disability ministry in Thai churches and specify Thai church leaders’ ability and needs in starting and developing disability ministry. The results show that disability ministry is often carried out as part of the church’s visitation and social ministry. Two areas of disability ministry that significantly need improvement are providing physical accessibility and giving opportunities for people with disabilities to serve. All Thai church leaders think they have some knowledge and skills in disability ministry. However, more than half of Thai church leaders would like to be more equipped in many areas of disability ministry.

How to Cite
Boonyakiat, S., Viriyothai, S., & Kantiphan, W. (2022). Current Status of Disability Ministry in Thailand. Journal of the Christian Institute on Disability, 10(1), 9-37. Retrieved from