Exciting Staff Changes

I’m pleased to announce some exciting changes to our staff this month! After much prayer and seeking the Lord’s direction for Emmanuel and our staff, we have changed the focus for Pastor Bill Swant and added Rick Byler as our … Continued


June 2019 marks my 30th anniversary as your pastor….30 years of praying and searching the heart of God and trying to hear his voice so that I give you the vision and the leadership that God asks of me.  Hopefully … Continued

Pastor Paul’s 30th!

Most pastors don’t stay at churches very long. On average, less than 18 months. So the fact that Pastor Paul has been our Lead Pastor for 30 years is definitely worth celebrating! We are so proud of his steadfast commitment … Continued

Discerning God’s Will

One of the questions most asked of me is something along the lines of, “Pastor, how do I know God’s will?” Many people seem to think God’s will is elusive or they’re not really meant to find it. That is … Continued

Christ-like Leadership

Christ-like Leadership As we are on the brink of another new year, I’ve asked myself and asked my staff to consider how Christ-like leadership looks in our lives and what it should look like in the church. Based on 1 … Continued

Missionary or Church Member?

As part of our Vision 3000 / each 1 reach 1, I recently taught a bible study on the difference between church member ideals and missionary ideals. Every person who sits in a church should feel compelled to share their … Continued

Vision 3000

Reflecting on 9/30/18, I believe God did some amazing things in our midst. It was a wonderful day of worship, vision and salvation. We heard the word presented in a  dramatic way to make us think about it, we saw … Continued

September 30 #ATi1P

I’m excited to share with you about an event coming on September 30. This event stems from Acts 2:1 which says that the believers “were all together in one place.” This was obedience to the instruction of the Lord found in Acts … Continued

Scripture & Money

In late June / early July I preached 3 sermons in the Kingdom series related to money and how Kingdom People should approach and handle money. As with all areas of life, scripture has much to say about money. The … Continued

Strong Kingdom Families

During the month of February, the focus at Emmanuel will be Strong Kingdom Families. In order to have strong churches, we must have strong families. As such, we are devoting each Sunday to a sermon as it relates to the … Continued