Thanks for taking the time to visit our website! Maybe you’ve come here because you recently moved to the area and you’re looking for a new church home. Or maybe you’re starting to think about spiritual issues and you’d like to broaden and deepen your search. Perhaps you have a child who’s started asking about God, and you’re not sure what to do, but you’re thinking that maybe church could be a place to find some answers. Or maybe you’re at a crisis in your life, and you’ve decided you could use some spiritual guidance right now. Whatever the reason may be, let me offer an observation: God uses a lot of different things in our lives to get us to where we need to be in our relationship with Him. So whether you’ve been a follower of Christ for some time or you’re just now beginning to search for God and for answers to your questions about Him, I think you’ll find that Emmanuel is a great place to land.
What can you expect on your first visit to a worship service at Emmanuel? You’ll meet people who genuinely love one another, and who will welcome you with warmth, openness and respect. Our worship services focus on honoring God through music that connects with the heart, and through preaching that’s thoroughly biblical but also applicable to your daily life. It’s our prayer that you’ll leave every service with the sense of having encountered God and experienced His presence.
If you’re interested, you might want to take a minute and read through what we believe. Click on “About Us” (one of the headings at the top of every page); then click on “What We Believe.” We try to base all of our doctrinal convictions on what the Bible says, not on the latest fad or the most recent polling statistics. Thus, nothing on that page will be new; we stand proudly within the great traditions of orthodox Christianity that have been held sacred for twenty-one centuries of church history.
If you decide to visit a service at Emmanuel, please come up and introduce yourself to me at the end of the service. I’d love to meet you and hear some of your story. I’ll look forward to it!
David M. McAlpin, Ph.D.
Senior Pastor, Emmanuel Baptist Church