Those attending Deaf Mission of First Baptist Church range from pre-lingual deaf to hard-of-hearing to deaf/blind and hearing individuals. 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.”
Our worship is a celebration of faith through music and songs in sign language, singing for the congregation and special songs by the deaf choir. 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) classes taught by deaf people for deaf people of all ages. We also have our annual Winter Bible Study and special events during the year.
- Christian LIFE Hour (Bible Studies) - Sundays at 9:30 a.m. in Suites 180C (married & single adults) and 240K (senior adults)
- Worship Celebration - Sundays at 11 a.m. in Moore Chapel
- Bible Study - Mondays at 10:00 a.m. in Suite 230
- Family Night Dinner - Wednesdays at 5 p.m. in Flamming (Dining) Hall
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.