The Friendly Baptist Deaf Church of Hutchinson,
Kansas had its first service on July 16, 2006 after many, many months
of prayer, also praying for a deaf pastor. The church had asked
Bro. Leonard Lickteig to be their pastor, which on that date Bro.
Lickteig having a God given love for the deaf agreed to be their
pastor. Bro. Lickteig felt that the deaf needed to be able to have
a church of their own so that they could grow spiritually, Also,
able to be church clerk, trustee, song leader, special singer, and
missionaries or whatever God called them to do. They were also encouraged
to pay their tithes, offerings,
and missions giving.
On July 22,2007 we had our dedication / organization
service at which time 14 joined as charter members. At that service
there was 23 members from Silent Bible Baptist Church and 7 members
from Countryside Baptist Church to celebrate with us. We are now
a fully established separate deaf church.
We wish to thank Bro. Ron Wilcoxson and his ministry
for all the work and support he has shown and given. Also, Countryside
Baptist Chirch for allowing us to continue meeting in their building.