At the Deaf Mission of Richmond’s First Baptist Church, we believe that deaf people can and should be the leaders of their own church and church programs. For this reason, we have separate worship services from the “hearing church.” These worship services are led by the pastor to the Mission with messages related to everyday life. Our worship is a celebration of faith with music and singing for the congregation and special songs by the deaf choir. The manner of communication is sign language. Interpreters are available to help hearing people understand what is being signed.
Our emphasis is on the study of God’s Word, so we have Christian LIFE (Learning Is For Everyone) Hour classes taught by deaf people for deaf people of all ages. We also have our annual Winter Bible Study and special Bible study events during the year.
Events planned in the future for youth and children, as well as adults, include retreats and camps at Eagle Eyrie
Baptist Conference Center near Lynchburg and Williamsburg Christian Retreat
Center, Vacation Bible School, Christmas events, and other opportunities.
Those attending the Deaf Mission range from pre-lingual deaf to
hard-of-hearing to deaf/blind and hearing individuals.
We would like to invite you and your family to worship with us next Sunday
morning! The Christian LIFE Hour begins at 9:00 Sunday mornings and then moving
to the Worship Celebration at 11:00 a.m. in the Moore Chapel.
information, please contact Buddy
Burgess, Deaf Mission pastor.
Christian LIFE Hour Sundays at 9:30 a.m. meets in 180D (adults) and 240K (seniors)
Worship Celebration Sundays at 11 a.m. in Moore Chapel.
Family Night Dinner Wednesdays at 5 p.m. in the Dining Hall
Bible Study Mondays at 10:00 a.m. in Suite 230
SIGN: A Basic Course in American Sign Language
will take place on Sundays, beginning January 4 at 5 p.m. in Suite 230. Cost:
$40 (includes book and materials). Instructor: Buddy Burgess with others