20th Annual Northwest Deaf Christian Men's Retreat
April 26 - 28, 2024
Falls Creek Retreat & Conference Center, Raymond, WA

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Retreat Theme

Don't hide during the battle

Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls, who, when he had found on pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it.

Retreat Speaker

Rev. James D. Parker, Jr. was born in Cleveland, OH. and graduated from Model Secondary School for the Deaf (MSSD) in 1984 in Washington, D.C.

Rev. James took courses in Pastoral Studies at North Central University (formerly known as Deaf International Bible College – DIBC) in Minneapolis, MN. He comes from three generations of Baptist preachers in his family.

Since 1985, Rev. James has served in multiple areas of ministry at various local churches. He held positions such as intercessory Prayer leader, Choir leader, youth Pastor, President of Deaf Ministry, Worship leader and Rev. James also had the privilege to coordinate and participate in a mission trip to St. Petersburg, Russia.

Rev. James met his wife, Ann Lynn and wed in 2005 after seven months of Godly courtship. They have three daughters, two dogs and reside in Union City, CA.

On January 11, 2015 Rev. James was ordained and positioned as Head Pastor for Hands of Grace Deaf Church under Family Life Christian Center in San Jose, CA.

Rev. James D. Parker, Jr.


Retreat is hosted by Bethany Deaf Assembly Knights

What to Bring

Toiletries, Flashlight, Camera, Alarm Clock, Bible & Pen, Money for Gift Shop & Espresso, and money for Love Offering


You may bring snacks to share with everyone on Friday and Saturday nights. IMPORTANT: Be sure to bring store-bought snacks. No homemade snacks (camp policy).


Friday, April 26

Check in opens at 4:00 pm.

Dinner is at 6:00 pm.

Sunday, April 28

Check out time is 12:00 pm.


Questions? Contact Jay Bontrager, bluebonbird@aol.com

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Registration Fee is $185.00. Payment is due by Friday, April 5. Please download the registration form.

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