welcome to our church
LOVING GOD AND LOVING OTHERS
Come as you are. Leave forever changed.
Whether you are a longtime follower of Christ or a new believer, at Emmanuel Baptist Church you are seen, loved and valued. Our desire as a church is to make Jesus known in the lives of men and to carry out the gospel message in its fullness through proclamation, evangelization and demonstration. Our mission as a church community comes from God’s words in Ephesians 2:19-21 (NIV):
“Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God’s people and members of God’s household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. And in him you too are being built together to become the dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.”
To provide ministry without boundaries.
To be the cornerstone of the community.
OUR STATEMENT OF BELIEF
We hold the Holy Bible to be God’s inspired word to man. It is both the basis and authority for our beliefs.
The sole purpose of this body of believers is to make Jesus known in the lives of men and women and to carry out the gospel message in its fullness through proclamation, evangelization and demonstration.
We seek to…
Provide opportunity for the worship of God
Proclaim the Word of God to all mankind
Engage in evangelism and mission activity
Offer opportunity for the fellowship of all
Educate our members in biblical faith and Baptist polity
Rev. Dr. Georgette Prime-Godwin
Rev. Dr. Prime-Godwin or Dr. G, received a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership and Management from Regent University, Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Master of Divinity Degree for Pastoral Leadership from Payne Theological Seminary, Wilberforce, Ohio, and an Honorary Doctor of Divinity and Chaplaincy from CICA University and Seminary and a Certified Professional Life Coach Designation from Life Coach Institute of Orange County, Florida. Currently a PhD Cohort with Johnson University Center for Global Studies Leadership Program and a life member of the International Society of Female Professionals.
She was ordained Itinerate Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church at the historic 126th Session of the East-West District of the Bermuda Annual Conference, where the Episcopal Prelate, Bishop Carolyn Tyler-Guidry presided in March 2012. Dr. G has served in many areas of leadership within the AME Church. She has served as senior minister of Vernon Temple for at least eight years, and as a music director for over 35yrs. She operates in the call of ministry whether in the church or collaborating with various industry leaders.
Rev. Dr. Prime-Godwin was appointed as Pastor in October 2015 to serve the congregants of Emmanuel Baptist Church. She is a native of the beautiful Islands of Bermuda.
Rev. C. Winston Rawlins
Rev. Charles Winston Rawlins J.P., Senior Minister, life-long member of Emmanuel Baptist Church, having served in virtually every capacity, never once refusing an opportunity to stand in the gap. He has enjoyed serving at the pleasure and direction of the Lord. His favourite scripture is II Timothy 2:15 “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”
Rev. Dr. DonnaMae C. Postlethwaite
Rev. Dr. DonnaMae Postlethwaite, Associate Minister, a life-long member and has actively served in many areas within the ministry, deaconess, church clerk, women’s and single’s ministry president, Sunday and Vacation Bible School teacher, youth and young adult choir member. She has visited and served in the mission fields of Egypt, Israel, Zimbabwe, Jamaica, Haiti, Belize, Saba and Ghana.
Deacon Jaymo Durham began attending Emmanuel Baptist Church at the age of 12 years old and gave his life to Lord at the age of 16. Since then he has been a faithful member and has served on various committees. In 2009, he became a Deacon and has served in that office ever since. He is currently the Senior Deacon and heads the Pulse and Starting Point Ministries. Deacon Jaymo has been preaching the word on Youth Sundays since 2016. His passion is to minister the gospel to young people and mentor them through the hardships and struggles of life “through the knowledge of Christ who is our loving guide.”
Deacon Charles Daniels has been in service for the body of Christ since his youth. Beginning as an altar boy, then as a Tuskegee University choir member before returning home eventually joining The Emmanuel Baptist Church Family. Ordained as a Deacon in 2009 he has served in various Church committees. However, he Chairs the Property & Space Committee as it falls within his professional career as an Architect. More recently, a desire to exercise his faith has allowed him to assist in building Emmanuel’s Community Outreach Programs fulfilling the Church’s mission to connect with and serve the Community.
Sis. Gwyneth Rawlins
Sis. Gwyneth Rawlins, Pastor Steward, has been involved in a wide range of church ministries over the last 35 years. At Emmanuel, she currently functions specifically as Women With Worth President and provides oversight of the Commission on Stewardship and Finance Committee. Her favourite scripture is Jeremiah 29: 11 “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Lee-Ann Landy our Church Clerk and has been an active member of the church for over the past 50 years. Her love of service to the church and community has been unwavering. During her time with the church, she has served on almost every component of ministry and in addition to serving her church and her family; community outreach is also extremely important. She actively serves by working with the various charitable organizations, here in Bermuda.