We want to introduce you to our staff:
Pastor Scott Baird is the current Senior Pastor at Emmanuel. He has been married for over 35 years to his wife, Denise. Together they have 2 grown children and 7 grandchildren (with one on the way), who are the light of their lives. Pastor Scott has been in ministry for many years and has written several books, both published and unpublished. He is a conservative; Bible-based pastor who desires that all experience the very presence of God in their lives.
Pastor Scott has a heart for equipping people for the work of ministry, especially int he area of faith sharing. He believe that all people are of great value to God and therefore must be of great value to His Church.
He has been very successful in the area of marriage and pre-marriage counseling, and has encouraged many by sharing with them how to have, "A Strong Marriage in a Lost World."
Shirley Bovenkerk is the Administrative Assistant at Emmanuel. She has been married over 25 years to her husband, Christopher. Together they have 3 grown children. She joined us in 2009 and enjoys her interactions with everyone that comes through the church doors.
Shirley has a gracious heart which is evidenced by her ability to show compassion on those who enter our church. She has the ability to meet people wherever they are at in life and minister to their needs without hesitation. She is a wonderful member of our staff and has help to maximize our ministry efforts. (Pastor Scott Baird)