Emmanuel Baptist Church exists for the Great Commission. We believe that it is the local church’s joyful responsibility to disciple believers and proclaim the Gospel to the ends of the Earth.  


Welcome! I’m so glad you’re engaging Emmanuel Baptist Church. We are a body of believers who believe we have one mission: to glorify Jesus Christ.

Emmanuel Baptist Church exists for the Great Commission. We believe that it is the local church’s joyful responsibility to disciple believers and proclaim the Gospel to the ends of the Earth.

The word “Emmanuel” means “God with us.” It was the title given to Jesus when He came from God, because Jesus is precisely where man meets God. We planted Emmanuel Baptist Church because we want to proclaim Christ and Him crucified, and in turn, point mankind everywhere to the one in whom they can meet God. So come. Join us. Pursue Christ with us. And proclaim to the world that Christ has come to take away the sins of the world and reconcile people everywhere to God. Come help us tell people that Jesus Christ is exactly that: Emmanuel.

 

Our family

John (35) and Katherine (30) Powell recently moved to Houston to lead this church plant. For the last four years, John has served as Senior Pastor of FBC Hamlin, in Hamlin, Texas. John and Katherine both grew up in Missouri and met at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, MO, from which they both graduated with Bachelor's Degrees. John earned his Master's of Divinity at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. In Southern Baptist life, John currently serves on the Executive Board of the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention (SBTC) and the Leadership Council for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Council (ERLC). They have four children: Gunner (7), Bennett (6), Ada Kate (3), and Reese Julia (1).


In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made
— John 1:1–3, ESV