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Light Of The World Church

Everyone is welcome to our church, no matter how they came to be involved with the Deaf community. We are always interested in meeting

the personal needs of each person who comes through our doors.

Come join our church family!

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Worship Services

Join us Sundays at 10:30 am. Our services are primarily in American Sign Language (ASL). Come enjoy worship and a Gospel based message.

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Life Events

We are able to provide the following services for your life events:

  • Weddings

  • Funerals

  • Baptisms

  • Baby Dedications

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Wednesday Bible Study

We offer adult and children's bible studies from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.

Job Interview

Ministry Opportunities

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Wisdom of the Ages

We are active with our local nursing and retirement communities including:

  • Evergreen Nursing Home

  • Good Samaritan Nursing Home

  • Olathe Towers Retirement Home

  • Azia Nursing Home

  • Pinnicle Nursing Home

Meet Our Staff


Rev. Dr. Debbie J. Buchholz

Rev. Dr. Debbie J. Buchholz is hard-of-hearing and comes from a family of genetic deafness. Her parents are Deaf and her seven children are all Deaf or hard-of-hearing. She has a BA in Management and Human relations and MA in counseling, and has completed her seminary studies designed specifically in Ministry and Christian Education for the Deaf. Rev. Buchholz has been a pastor since 1991. She was a senior co-pastor of First Baptist Church in Olathe, Kansas for three years. She became Senior Pastor of Deaf International Community Church in 2010. She teaches a multicultural class at MidAmerica Nazarene University, and has served as an on-camera translator and ASL consultant consultant for the American Sign Language Bible Translation team at Deaf Missions for 16 years. Debbie is also a co-founder and the board chairperson of Deaf International.

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