We spread the Gospel to the deaf and hard of hearing through sign language.
The Silent Mission, Shiloh’s Ministry for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, was organized in 1913. Records indicated that 6 Deaf persons applied for membership by baptism and more followed in May of 1919.
Silent Mission members have served as Deacons, Deaconesses, Circle Leaders, and ushers. The Silent Mission Choir is also a part of the music ministry. Additionally, the entire congregation joins in signing the Doxology and the Lord's Prayer. Sign language classes are taught periodically to further facilitate communication.
Many nationally known African-American interpreters received training through service to the Silent Mission, which is believed to be the oldest Black Deaf congregation in the country. We salute their more than 100 years of faithful service to our Lord and Savior.
Honor all people. Love everyone.
- I Peter 2:17 -