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“As parents of a special needs son, my wife Liz and I understand the challenges you encounter. One of the things we learned in our forty year journey is the utter importance of great friends and a really good, caring church.  If you are special needs or the parent of a special needs child, I know you can find both of these wonderful benefits here at Burke Community Church.”

Marty Baker, Senior Pastor

Welcome to the
Special Needs Ministry
at Burke Community Church

Serving special needs and showing the love of Jesus so that all may worship.

We would love for you to get to know us and we hope you plan to visit soon!

Meet our Special Needs Coordinator

Kristen Mizell

Kristen received her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Ouachita Baptist University. As a parent of children with special needs as well as an educator with experience in the special education classroom setting, Kristen has a passion for serving individuals with special needs and their families. Her desire in leading this ministry is to help those with special needs nurture their love for Jesus and experience fellowship that is accessible to all. 

Special Needs Kids

Special Needs Adults

We are in the process of creating an adult special needs Friendship Class. If you are interested in helping us launch this ministry or would like more information, please reach out to our Special Needs Coordinator Kristen Mizell.

Upcoming Events

Deaf Ministry

9am | 1st & 3rd Sunday | Reserved seating in the lower balcony

Starting April 7th, 2024 we are offering sign language interpretation in our 9am services the 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month. We are excited to partner in serving the deaf community and look forward to seeing how this ministry grows. We invite you to share this news with anyone who might like to be a part of this new ministry. If you would like to get involved or have questions, please email Ann Alexander at [email protected].

Meet our ASL Interpreter

Ann Alexander

Ann is a certified Sign Language Interpreter with 10 years of professional experience interpreting community events, teaching ASL classes, and serving in many other capacities. Ann has a college degree in Interpreting and a Masters in Education and Religion. She works as a full-time interpreter in the Fairfax County School District and is very excited to reach deaf people for Christ. Ann has been married 25 years to her husband, David, who is in the Air Force. She enjoys traveling, watching football (Green Bay Packers), and visiting her two college age kids at Penn State.  

Disability Resources

We make it a priority to ensure that our campus, our events, and our Sunday services are accessible to those with disabilities. If you have any questions or specific needs, please reach out to our Special Needs Coordinator Kristen Mizell.

Disabled Parking is located by both the Main Entrance and the North Entrance of our property (See map)

Wheelchair Accessibility is provided throughout our campus and bathrooms are ADA compliant

Screen Reading through our Church Online platform provides improved accessibility for the visually impaired during our online services

Closed Captioning is available for our 9am & 10:30am Sunday morning services on Facebook Live


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You can be a blessing to others...

Caring for our Special Needs community takes a lot of love and support from volunteers. We would love to give you the opportunity to pair up, serve the needs of someone else, and have your life transformed in the process. Whether you're a teen or adult, we have a place for you!

"For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well." Psalm 139:13-14

Contact Info

We would love to hear from you. Please reach out to our Special Needs Coordinator Kristen Mizell with any questions or requests.