WHBC Deaf Fellowship
WHBC Deaf Fellowship Services:
Bible Study & Worship Service each Sunday beginning @ 9:30 AM - Noon
All services are provided in sign language with reverse interpreting for hearing people who want to hear and see the Word. We welcome anyone, whether they are hearing or deaf.
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Pastor Duane Martin
“Bringing Christ to the Deaf Community While Encouraging Love and Unity”
The Deaf ministry has been a part of Wayne Hills for over 40 years. Services had been interpreted to Deaf members until 2012. That changed when the SBCV supported a Deaf pastor to come to Waynesboro twice a month for services on Saturday nights. At that time, Pastor John Wyble began a ministry at Wayne Hills that changed the 40 year history.
Pastor John has been faithful to our ministry while leading his own congregation at Living Word Baptist Church in Forest, Virginia. John is also focused on church plants across Virginia to introduce the Deaf to the gospel.
Wayne Hills Deaf Fellowship has been praying for a local pastor to lead here in Waynesboro and Augusta County. Those prayers were answered this month when we welcomed Pastor Duane Martin to our Fellowship! On February 10 we had a Commissioning service at Wayne Hills with 49 Deaf individuals attending from various parts of Virginia as well as South Carolina.
Duane comes to us from North Carolina. He is a graduate of Gardner-Webb University with a degree in religious studies. In 2014 he earned his Masters degree in Sign Language Teaching from Gallaudet University. He currently is employed at Liberty University as a professor of American Sign Language.
He brings with him his wife of 17 years,
Dana who is hearing. Together they have 4 children. Daniel who is Deaf, David who is hard of hearing and Delayne and Dylann are their two hearing daughters.
We are excited to have Pastor Martin leading us in worship and teaching God's Word to us each Sunday. Mark Fletcher and Brenda Bourne are also leaders in our morning worship.
We are thankful to Wayne Hills for allowing us to worship in the Fellowship Hall each Sunday!
Deaf Ministry Facilitators
Cell: (540) 294 - 0092
Cell: (540) 416 - 0074