"Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one," reads Deuteronomy 6:4.
But for the deaf community in Danville, literally hearing the word of God can be difficult. However, the handful of deaf churches in the area make sure that everyone, hearing or not, can receive the teachings of the Bible.
The Deaf Reformed Church is one of these churches. Founded in 1997, the church expressly aims to "open the scriptures to the deaf" as well as other evangelistic and denominational ministry within the deaf community.
After spending years floating around, using a City of Danville meeting room and space in Grace Presbyterian Church, the church has moved to 3845 Moores Lane in Moreland. The Deaf Reformed Church now occupies the building that used to be New Hope Baptist Church, until they built a new building. Although the Deaf Reformed Church is currently leasing the building, they plan to purchase it within two years.