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We believe that the ministry is a team sport for all the saints rather than something that only “clergy” does (Eph 4:10-12). We are all servants working together. Emmanuel is governed by elder led congregationalism; a congregational polity that is is led by pastors who are assisted by deacons.


In God’s providence we hope to have others pastors (elders) to shepherd the flock. We are committed to a plurality of leadership and team-based model of ministry.

Deacon Fellowship

We believe that deacons exist in the local church to preserve the role of the pastors/elder and ensure that physical needs do not go unmet. We see the New Testament role of deacons begins with benevolence needs (Acts 6) and ends with any other roles that assist the pastor(s) in the ministry. Our deacons serve for 3-year terms.

Ministry Team

In order to fulfill our mission and serve the body well, other staff positions have been created to allow some to serve in ministry vocationally. (Church staff listed below, School staff here)

Jayson Byrd

Jayson Byrd

Pastor Jayson Byrd is a native of West Virginia and functions as the primary pastor-teacher at Emmanuel. He is a theological conservative committed to a God-Centered and Gospel-Driven expression of Biblical Christianity. He was ordained to the gospel ministry by the Hampton Park Baptist Church in Greenville, SC. Academically Jayson holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Bible…

Jeremy Hoard

Jeremy’s people and administrative gifts having him wearing many hats at Emmanuel. He is a graduate of Fairmont State University and is the Market President at First Community Bank. Outside of work and serving at EBC he is active in many community organization and keeping up with his young family.

Rev. C. Richard Phelps

Rev. C. Richard Phelps began his ministry at Emmanuel in 1975 and continued through 1988. During Pastor Phelps’ ministry, the membership at Emmanuel grew in depth and number. the physical property was enlarged by adding two major building programs. Pastor Phelps was known for his propositional in-depth Bible teaching which is a legacy and foundation…

Hank Means