On December 7, 2003, we moved into our new Deaf Chapel. The Inman Deaf Chapel can seat 257 people. The building is the first of it kind to our knowledge that was built with the needs of the Deaf in mind. Each seat has a direct sight line to the stage. Each seat is spaced on 30-inch centers as opposed to the 18 inches allowed in the pews of a hearing church.
Each row is rise 13 inches to allow a clear sight line to the stage. The floors have speakers mounted in them so the Deaf can feel the music. The entire room is on a loop system. This allows a Deaf person with a hearing aid to tie into the sound system with the flip of a switch on their hearing aid.
Director of Special Ministries
Voice: (615) 324-6103 |
Office VP for Deaf: (615) 290-5156
P3 VP (615) 807-0922
January - Interpreted Ministry starts
Deaf Rally - Buddy Burgess (Guest Speaker)
Started Deaf Sunday School Class
Memphis and Knoxville Deaf Churches help support BBDC for two years
Brian Sims becomes first Deaf Pastor at BBDC
First Camp Summer Sign
Dedication of Inman Deaf Chapel & first worship service in new deaf chapel.
BBDC hosts first World Congress of Deaf Baptists and SBDC.
BBDC hosts first Deaf Affinity Group Conference for IMB missionaries.
Aric Randolph becomes second Deaf Pastor at BBDC
Deaf Theological Center is launched with 6 students attending