Pastor's Profile

Dr. Terry M. BuchholzDr. Terry Michael Buchholz was born deaf to a deaf family in Waterloo, Iowa. From 1954 to 1967, he attended Iowa School for the Deaf in Council Bluffs, Iowa. In fall of 1967, Dr. Terry M. Buchholz attended Gallaudet University. During the spring semester of 1968, he was kicked out from Gallaudet University.

Dr. Terry M. Buchholz came to Minnesota to look for a job. He was employed as a welder at Donaldson Company, Inc. for 11 ½ years. He and Mary got married on May 31, 1969. They were blessed  with three daughters. Their son, Chad, was born prematurely and died after surviving for only 15 hours. Pastor and Mary Buchholz's three children are grown and they have eleven grandchildren.

Dr. Terry M. Buchholz was brought up in the Lutheran faith. He was saved in 1976 under the ministry of Dr. Ed Johnson of First Baptist Church in Rosemount, Minnesota. In 1980, after surrendering to preach, he attended Tennessee Temple University. He was appointed as an assistant pastor of Highland Park Baptist Church deaf ministry as part of an internship program for three years. After his graduation in 1986, he and his family moved to Largo, Maryland. His first position was an associate deaf pastor to the deaf ministry at Riverdale Baptist Church in Largo, Maryland. He also has pastored a deaf church in Lanham, Maryland.

Pastor and his wife had the burden and vision to start a Deaf church in DC Metro area. In 1989, he planted a deaf church in Seabrook, Maryland. Nearly two years later, the church along with his family moved to Wheaton, Maryland. During his 20 year ministry there, the church has grown in attendance. Current weekly attendance average is around 91. In the fall of 2000 when the Hampshire View Baptist Church opened its door at the current location, 360 Ednor Road, Silver Spring, MD, Wheaton Baptist Church of the Deaf changed its name to Hampshire View Baptist Church of the Deaf. A year later our church's name changed again to Hampshire View Baptist Deaf Church (HVBDC).  In August 2004, we finally occupied our new home in the modular building at Hampshire View Baptist Church's current location. HVBDC has been blessed to have a leased modular building to provide the Deaf Church a, "place of their own".

In the fall of 1996, Capital Baptist Bible Institute of the Deaf was founded; in 2002, the name was changed to Capital Baptist Deaf College (CBDC). Its goal is to train the students to be pastors, evangelists, missionaries or full time Christian service. In August 2003, we had our first graduating class with four students. Our average student enrollment is 15 to 20 per semester. We also have one international student. Our vision for future is to have a campus for CBDC including a dorm and a library.

360 Ednor Road
Silver Spring, Maryland 20905-5006
(301) 476-0446 (Senior Pastor)
(301) 476-0466 (HVBDC Staff)
(301) 570-8457 (Fax)

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