Greetings in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ! My name is Shane Frederick, and I am humbled and honored to be appointed as your new pastor. My wife Rachel and I look forward to the opportunity to serve Emmanuel United Methodist Church, the city of Carmi, the citizens of White County and all who God places in our path.
I am from Rockcastle County, Kentucky and a graduate of Lindsey Wilson College. I was "saved by grace through faith" when I was 10 years old and accepted the call to ministry when I was 13. I met my wife on April 5, 2008 and we got married on June 19, 2010. The Spirit of the Lord eventually led me to finishing my Masters of Divinity degree at Asbury Theological Seminary. I have been preaching and teaching in some capacity since I was 15 years old. I have been a pastor since December 2008 serving in Nazarene and United Methodist Churches.
My wife Rachel is also from the Bluegrass state and she was raised in a pastor's family throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky. She is a double graduate of Lindsey Wilson College with her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in the Counseling and Human Services fields. She loves singing, conversation, and most of all: the Lord.
There are numerous stories of God's grace in mine and Rachel's life. Fewer things give us more pleasure than hearing your stories and sharing Jesus with you. We would love to have that opportunity with you. We look forward to "serving the Lord with gladness and entering his courts with praise" when the time comes at Emmanuel. Until then, you are in our prayers. "May the Lord bless you and keep you!"
Pastor Shane and Rachel Frederick