Lead Pastor - Peter SpraggPeter Spragg was born in Manchester, England in 1954. After graduating from college, he joined the merchant navy as a radio/electronics officer and worked for CP Ships. In this role he had the opportunity to travel the world. Peter met his wife Gill in England and they were married in 1976. They have four children, who are now all married, and they have 14 grandchildren.
Both Peter and Gill became Christians in 1979. They had been going through a struggle in their marriage and God used that to lead them to salvation. They emigrated to Canada in 1980, along with their daughter Nicola, who was two years old at the time. Since the merchant navy days, Peter has worked as an electronics foreman for the Iron Ore Company of Canada and as a salesman of electronic test equipment, prior to going to Bible college in 1983. They were originally thinking of becoming missionaries, but God had other ideas, and after graduating from Bible college Peter became the pastor of Bloomfield Standard Church, where he served for seven years.
Peter and Gill left that church to focus on raising their family. He started a publishing business, but remained very involved in youth ministry and leading Bible studies. In 2004, God called Peter to Emmanuel Baptist Church, and he became pastor here in December of that year. "It has been amazing to be involved in the ministry here at Emmanuel," says Peter. "God has blessed us with a tremendous group of people who want to be used by God in bringing the message of salvation to Prince Edward County and beyond." Contact Pastor Peter @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Pastor Shawn Hippern (Discipleship Pastor & Administration)
Shawn was born in Toronto, Ontario and raised in Foster Care from the age of 3. At age 13 he came to know the Lord at Cobourg Fellowship Baptist Church and was soon baptized. After graduating from Emmanuel Bible College in 1997, he was married to Sarah and went into full time Ministry. He served for 4 years as a Youth Pastor at Wheatley Baptist Church, in Wheatley, Ontario followed by 10 years as the Pastor of Youth and Young Families at Shenstone Baptist Church in Brantford, Ontario. Shawn and Sarah came to Emmanuel in April 2017 with their four Kids: Kayla, Micah, Emma & Paul. You can contact Pastor Shawn at email@example.com
Sarah Armstrong (Children's Ministries)
Sarah Armstrong leads a team of outstanding volunteers who care passionately for children and believe nothing is more important than knowing and following Jesus. Sarah volunteered in Kids Ministry for a dozen years while God prepared her to become the Children’s Director at Emmanuel. She loves to spend time with kids playing and praying and growing. Sarah married the love of her life, Mark, over 20 years ago, loves spending time with her 3 daughters and would rather be in the woods than in a mall. You can contact Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pastor Daniel Dayton (Worship & Youth Director)
Dan is a County boy who has a heart to see God’s people sing His praises and to see student’s faith come to life. Dan and his wife, Julie, have four children. He is currently working on his Master of Divinity through Northwest Baptist Seminary. You can contact Pastor Dan @ email@example.com
Rachel Conley (Congregational Care)
Rachel Conley is a true County girl. She was born here, grew up as a dairy farmer's daughter working hard on the family farm and feels so blessed to continue to call the County her home. Rachel gave her heart to the Lord in her teen years when a cute looking guy at school talked to her about Jesus. Years later she married that guy (Ken) and they now have 4 wonderful kids. As a family they have attended Emmanuel since 2008. Before her kids were born Rachel worked as a Registered Practical Nurse in long term care. She loves caring for people and her role as Congregational Care Director allows her the privilege of visiting the Congregation, caring for their needs and helping them connect to others within the church community. Currently she is finishing her Certificate in Christian Ministry through Eternity Bible College. You can contact Rachel, @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Bob was born on a farm in Saskatchewan, the youngest of three boys. He attended Marriott Public School, Nutana Collegiate-High School (Saskatoon), University of Saskatchewan (BA), Pine Hill Divinity Hall (Halifax)(MDiv), and Tyndale University and Seminary (Toronto) (Counseling Major). Bob made a Commitment to Jesus in 1953 through Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship and received a definite call of God to the ministry in 1959. He got Married to Mary Elizabeth Morrison in 1959, and has three Sons Brian, Blair, and Bradley and three Daughters in Law: Mona, Karen, and Julie. Bob has Grandchildren: Emily & Tyler (Soon to be married to Laura), Nicole(Ben), Madison. Bob was Ordained to ministry of the Word and Sacraments in 1961 through the United Church. He was involved in high school & university student work in Seoul, South Korea, and was the Pastor of congregations in Geogetown, Orangeville and St. Catharines. Bob has also ministered as a Christian Counselor at Crossroads Burlington, Belleville, Emmanuel Baptist Bloomfield, and was Staff Chaplain of QYFC. Bob has been an Elder at Emmanuel from 2013 to the present. Bob enjoys the fellowship of the church, preaching, teaching, counseling and mentoring. Bob is praying for revival in our land, a massive movement of the Holy Spirit,
Ben was born and raised in Toronto. As a teen he knew God and knew he was called to a life of serving the Lord. He and his wife Heather met through a church teen group and eventually fell in love and married when they were 23. They continued faithfully participating in the church they met in, had two children, Elise and Thomas, and decided to move to the County in 2006 where they started attending Emmanuel Baptist Church that summer. It is at Emmanuel that the call on his life and service to the Lord became a joy when Ben started understanding how personal a savior Jesus really is. Other than spending time with family, Ben enjoys sports of all kind and still plays on our Friday night softball team.... when he’s not injured from play the previous week. Ben loves Jesus, and hopes to show that by loving God’s people and those who haven’t accepted Jesus yet. 1 John 4:9-11, .... the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world so that we might live through him. In this love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.