OUR MISSION

To engage the whole person

with the whole gospel of Jesus Christ

     anywhere,

                    anytime,

                                   with anybody.

 

Our History

  • 1984 – January – Interpreted Ministry starts at Brentwood Baptist Church
  • 1986 – Deaf Sunday school Class starts
  • 1992 – Memphis & Knoxville Deaf churches help support BBDC for 2 years
  • 1995 – First pastor to the Deaf hired
  • 2001 – Beryl Corey hired as Member Care Minister of BBDC
  • 2002 – Camp Summer Sign starts
  • 2003 – Dedication of Inman Deaf Chapel & first worship service in Deaf Chapel
  • 2004 – BBDC hosts first World Congress of Deaf Baptists & SBCD
  • 2007 – BBDC Deaf Offices & Classrooms open
  • 2012 – BBDC hosts first Deaf Affinity Group conference for IMB Missionaries
  • 2013 – Aric Randolph hired as first Deaf Pastor of BBDC
  • 2014 – Deaf Theological Center is launched with 6 students attending
  • 2015 – Deaf GO Bible launched
  • 2015 – Jr. Staff Program added to CSS
  • 2016 – Mini-CSS added to CSS
  • 2016 – October – BBDC plants Deaf Church Murfreesboro & sends 10 members with Chris Partain leading as Pastor
  • 2017 – Deaf GO leads first Deaf Israel trip
  • 2017 – BBDC Hosts SBCD
  • 2018 – BBDC Hosts SBCD
  • 2019 – Teen CSS added to CSS
  • 2020 – Deaf GO Bible now DeafWay Global becomes 501(c)3 organization

About Inman Deaf Chapel

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.