If you are looking for a church home, we hope you will consider visiting Emmanuel Baptist Church. Here you will find a warm welcome and a church that loves the Lord and desires to please him in every aspect of life and ministry. From the various ministries to the concern for local outreach and world evangelization, our members reveal a true love for all people. Come as you are, leave challenged, convicted by the Holy Spirit of God, through the preaching of the man of God from the Word of God.
We are an independent fundamental Baptist church offering preaching, teaching and conservative music that glorifies the Lord. We exalt the only Savior, Jesus Christ, and help Christians walk daily with Him using fundamental preaching and teaching from the Word of God, the King James Bible.
We look forward to meeting YOU!
Ministries to Help Get You Connected
Preaching and Teaching
Through the practical, Bible preaching, families are being encouraged, spiritual needs are being met, and lives are being changed. Every week God’s Word is opened and boldly proclaimed. Through the heart-warming, conservative music and the clear, Bible teaching and preaching in our services, your heart will be inspired to love and to respond to God. Each week, people are strengthened, encouraged, and drawn closer to Him through these special times together. Each service is carefully planned and prayed over so that God may work in your life!
• Sunday Morning Bible Study (10:00 a.m.)
• Sunday Morning Worship Service (11:00 a.m.)
• Sunday Evening Worship Service (5:00 p.m.)
• Wednesday Evening Prayer Meeting & Bible Study Service (6:30 p.m.)
The Sunday School hour is an exciting time for children! Their focus is Scripture memory, song time, and a message from God’s Word, which often focuses on missions and reaching the world for Christ. Children learn to love God and hide his Word in their hearts.
Children’s Church – During the 11 o’clock hour, children under the age of 12 have classes to suit their individual needs. They learn Biblical, applicable principles for their daily lives. Coordinating songs, Scripture verses, and activities are also a part of their agenda during Children’s Church. Teachers are carefully screened and prayerfully dedicated to the children in their class!
Our Midweek service provides a wonderful children’s program for ages 4-12! Again, Biblical principles are taught while coordinating Scripture, songs, stories, and activities reaffirm God’s Word in this great ministry. Your child will never want to miss a Midweek service!
Infant Nursery – We offer a clean, comfortable nursery for infants through age 3 with loving and kind childcare providers. This allows parents the opportunity to listen to the preaching of God’s Word and worship in the service without interruption.
Vacation Bible School – VBS is a very exciting time at EBC! Our VBS in July before the children go back to school. We hold our VBS in the evening and have awesome décor, transforming the building into the year’s theme. Children learn verses of Scripture, songs, and great Bible truths. They will enjoy an exciting time of learning about God and so much more. It’s an action packed time and an event that they won’t soon forget!
The ladies at Emmanuel Baptist Church enjoy a great time of fellowship as they serve the Lord together. Periodically, we gather for ladies outings and enjoy the opportunity to minister to the needs of church members when they need meals during times of bereavement, sickness or hospitalization and recovery. And we will celebrate those special moments in the lives of women by hosting bridal and baby showers. If you have any questions about our ladies’ ministry, please feel free to email us.
The men enjoy different things throughout the year! There has been a canoe trip down the Wolfe River, working trips to help a new church building project, and other activities to encourage one another. Adding a Men’s Retreat will be a time of spiritual enrichment and wonderful fellowship.
For The Family
Building strong families is an important focus at Emmanuel Baptist Church. Our Annual Picnic is an anticipated event. Our Family Conference is another opportunity to grow spiritually and gain wisdom and insight into God’s desire for a strong, Biblically based family.
Joshua 24:15 “….but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” Adding an annual church retreat is in the works, too!
For The Marriage
Through strong marriages, a strong family can be built. Pastor Stahl offers Biblical counseling to couples who are serious about their marriage in the light of God’s Word. Things we are looking to add are a couples’ retreat and a couples’ date night, a time designed for couples to spend a few hours alone.
Genesis 2:23, 24 “And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.”
On Thursday evenings we fulfill the great commission locally by inviting people in the Bay St. Louis area (our Jerusalem) to worship the Lord with us at Emmanuel Baptist Church and sharing the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ with those who do not know him. Saturdays are given to the Bus Ministry visitation.
Acts 1:8 “…and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”
Worship is the act of loving and responding to God! We praise the Lord for the beautiful music program He has allowed Emmanuel Baptist Church to enjoy and worship through!
Colossians 3:16 “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.”
Before ascending to the right hand of God, Jesus Christ commissioned His church to evangelize the world. In Matthew 28:19-20, Jesus said: “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”
This command, often labeled as the “Great Commission”, is repeated in each of the gospel accounts and also in the book of Acts. We believe the “Great Commission”, is personal, local, regional, national and global in scope.
1. Personal: Emmanuel Baptist Church members will seek to win family members, co-workers and friends to Christ and also establish relationships with others in an effort to win them to Christ. New converts should be helped and discipled.
2. Local: Pastor Stahl will lead a weekly church-wide door-to-door evangelism effort in neighborhoods surrounding the church. Emmanuel Baptist Church will host special days inviting new people to visit the church.
Weekly church-wide door knocking currently takes place on Saturdays at 10:00 a.m.
3. Regional: Assist other church planters that come near us with door-to-door tract distribution and other assistance as Emmanuel Baptist Church is able to provide.
4. National: Supporting, preparing and sending missionaries to other areas of the United States. Emmanuel Baptist Church will employ the grace of giving above our tithes to support missionaries. We will also provide ministry training for those that seek to become missionaries.
5. Global: Supporting, preparing and sending missionaries to other countries. Emmanuel Baptist Church will employ the grace of giving above our tithes to support missionaries.
For a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church who wants to be used of God in a ministry or ministries in the church or on the mission field, Pastor Stahl will provide Biblical training to a dedicated individual who seeks to be trained by their local church in preparation for the will of God in their lives. Areas include soul winning, music ministry, ushering, teaching, deacons, nursery, rest home ministry, bus ministry, children’s ministries, preaching, biblical studies, sermon preparation, and administration, among many others. We believe the best training comes from the local church and local pastor. We want you to be well equipped with knowledge and practical application so you may minister unto the Lord and to people, for the glory of God.