My wife Linda and I moved here with our three children, Kurtis, Kenneth & Keriana in 1997 and have fallen in love with the church and the community. It has been my desire from my arrival to see people come to Christ and then grow to understand the joy of their salvation and the practical benefits of applying God's word to their everyday life. By the grace of God that is what we are seeing each week here at Emmanuel. From adults down through youth and children we have an active and purposeful ministry that seeks to minister to the whole family wherever they are in life. If you are looking for a church that will not only give you and those you love an opportunity to get involved but a place that will grow you to new heights in your faith then we invite you to check us out.
My wife Theresa and I began our ministry at Emmanuel in 2003 when I served as the children's pastor. When we arrived at Emmanuel we had no children of our own and in 2004 our daughter Chloe joined us and 3 years later so did our daughter Kendyl. In 2008 our ministry to the children and families of Emmanuel ended and we moved to California to continue pursuing God's call on our lives, just a little closer to family. After 4 and a half years of great ministry, soaking up the sunshine, and spending time with grandparents, God began to stir our hearts once again. Never did we think for one second that God would call us out of children's ministry, or back home to Lewiston, but that's exactly what He did! In 2012 we moved our family back to Lewiston and returned to the staff at Emmanuel where I now serve as the Associate Pastor of Student Ministries. It is a privilege to serve the families of Emmanuel and the LC valley, and an honor to say that we are home.
My husband Brad and I moved here with our three children in 2002. We had frequently visited the area on vacation to see family and friends, and had fallen in love with the church family here at Emmanuel. I accepted the Lord as my Savior 46 years ago and have served in many different ministries over the years including music, youth, and singles.