Refreshingly Biblical

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We believe that the ministry is a team sport involving the entire church rather than a select few do (Eph 4:10-12). We are all servants working together. Emmanuel is governed by elder-led congregationalism; a congregational polity that is led by pastors who are assisted by deacons.

Biblical Offices


  • Jayson Byrd – Pastor

Deacon Fellowship

We believe that deacons exist in the local church to preserve the role of the pastors/elders 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.

Officers & Committee Members

The functionality of the church is facilitated by a combination of ministry teams, committees, and elected officers. These are the current officers at Emmanuel. See the church constitution for details about terms, etc.

Building & Grounds Committee: Neal Johnson – Trustee (3) Tim Sharp – Trustee (1)Richard Cross – Deacon Emeritus Hank Means – Deacon 

Financial Offers: Libby Cawthorn – Treasurer, Carol Koslak – Assistant Treasurer

Mission Committee: Mike Davis, Loretta Lynch, Nancy Mercadante, Carol Cork, Carol Koslak (Missions Treasurer)

ECS Board: Nancy Mercadante (Principal), Tammy Marple (Treasurer), Lawanta Vecchio (Secretary), Jayson Byrd (Chair), Hank Means (Deacon Rep)

Church Clerk: Paula Robinson

Children’s Sunday School Superintendent: Teresa Ward

Moderator Pro-Tem: Richard Cross

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)

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