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 & Pastoral Studies. His wife, Jamie, is originally from New Jersey and among other things is involved in the music ministry here at Emmanuel. They have been blessed with three children, Karrigan, Draper, and Maddilyn. As the primary teaching pastor, Jayson has a passion for carefully and relevantly unpacking the truths of Scripture. He also teaches at Emmanuel Christian School.