Our History

We began as a deaf ministry of Lyndon Baptist church in 1971. We became a mission in 1987, later becoming incorporated as a church in 1992. From 1992 to 1997 we rented facilities from Bethlehem Baptist Church on Preston Highway. In 1997 we moved to Deer Park Baptist Church. After seeking God’s guidance, in June 2010 we moved back to Bethlehem Baptist Church. We are a separate, autonomous, independent, self-supporting church. We do not belong to Bethlehem Baptist Church. We are partners in ministry and we are thankful for that partnership.

 

Timeline:

1971 – Deaf ministry started at Lyndon Baptist Church.

1987 – Became a mission to the deaf.

1992 – Incorporated as a church.

1992 – Called Tim Bender to become the pastor.

1992 – Rented facilities at Bethlehem Baptist Church.

1997 – Moved to Deer Park Baptist Church.

2004 – Called Stephen Newell become an associate pastor.

2010 – Moved back to Bethlehem Baptist Church.

2012 – Sent out Stephen Newell to plant a church in southwest Virginia.

2013 – Called Dwight Martin to become a pastoral intern.