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The Deacons of Emmaus Baptist Church care for and are committed to every member, visitor, and our community.
We want to make certain that every member and family in our church experiences the love and support of the whole congregation.
We want to be known throughout our community as a loving and caring church. Our motto is
“Love Grows at Emmaus”.
Hi! My name is Glenda Douglas. Becoming a deacon and serving the Lord by serving Emmaus has been a great honor and privilege for me. I have been a deacon at Emmaus for over twenty years.
Life has had its many struggles but God has carried me through every struggle. I love the poem “Footprints” as it tells each of our stories. “The Lord replied, My precious child, I love you and would never leave you! During your times of trial and suffering when you only saw one set of footprints; it was then that I carried you!
I was baptized at age 14 with my sister and uncle. That walk to the altar, though very short, seemed like a mile long.
Becoming a deacon and serving our Lord and Savior at Emmaus has brought me even closer to Jesus. He has used our deacons and I am proud of the times we hold a hand that needs comfort, carry food to someone that is hungry, or taking care of loved ones.
We do not know what tomorrow holds, but we know who holds tomorrow. God talks with us each day, we just need to listen.
Our doors are wide open if you are seeking a place to worship.
God bless you!
Hi! My name is Joy Elkins. It was at Emmaus that I began developing a relationship with God. The “Experiencing God” class got me started on that journey which is ongoing. I gradually took on jobs a church, because I felt like it was what God wanted me to do. He wanted me to grow spiritually.
Becoming a deacon was a big leap that I took, but I felt God was leading me there. The ordination ceremony was particularly meaningful. Three years on the board and a year off and I was asked to be on the board again. I wasn’t sure that I should. When I turned on the car to go speak with Janie and Pastor Valerie about my decision the CD came on where it left off. The song was Alan Jackson singing, “Wherever He Leads, I’ll Go”. That is how God was speaking to me.
Three years on the board and two years off and I had the decision to make again. I thought at 80 I was too old. Then, when I thought about it, I realized that God had let me live this long in good health for some reason, so I accepted. Good decision. I feel like I have had a part in the transition journey to find a new pastor. Emmaus is a caring church which means so much. I wouldn’t change the 17+ years for anything.
My name is Beth Harris.
Hi! My name is Jackie Kowal, ordained Deacon at Emmaus since 2015. I'm humbled to be called again to serve as Deacon. I look forward to serving the congregation and those outside of the church. As New Kent County continues to grow may we extend fellowship within the community. I pray that God will lead us forward in our transitions into the future. James 3:17 says, " But the wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and the fruit of good deeds. It shows no favoritism and is always sincere. "
Come and experience Gods love at Emmaus Baptist Church.
Hi! My name is Cereta Setzer, ordained Deacon at Emmaus. God has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. Growing up in Pennsylvania, if the doors of the church were open we were there. Sunday School, Worship, and Sunday afternoon Hymn Sings along with Wednesday night Bible Studies were all part of my childhood. God has never left my side but the same can’t be said for me. As a young adult, as most do, I thought I didn’t need him in my daily life and pulled away from Christ and the Church. What a wrong decision that was! Thanks to my beautiful daughters, I found my way to Emmaus Baptist Church and renewed my relationship with Christ. I was ordained as a Deacon in 2018 and it is an honor to serve my church family and God in this role. “Let go and let God” has become something I try to practice in my daily life. It is my hope that you will visit our church family and find a home with us.
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