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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
When Rev. Prime-Godwin accepted the Pastoral leadership at Emmanuel Baptist Church in October 2015, there was a level of excitement and apprehension as it was evident from her arrival that she was an orator of the Word of God, and the mantle of Apostolic Order rested heavily upon her. Pastor Godwin as she affectionately known by her parishioners, operates in an authority of order and advocates that whatever we do, as the body of Christ, we must work heartily for Him and not for men, knowing that only from the Lord will one receive the inheritance as an award.
During her tenure at Emmanuel, Pastor Godwin and the church has imprinted its community, with a leadership that has been consistent of providing ministry without boundaries.
On November 5, 2021, Pastor Godwin was called to pray for the reconvening of Parliament. The momentous, riveting, and prophetic prayer, echoed a new mood for parliamentarian leadership, and Bermuda’s community at large. The invocation has been labelled “The Prayer” and is now embedded as part of the history of parliament, which reconvened with the first female governor, and the first female member of clergy.
Pastor Godwin 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.
Pastor Godwin is a native of the beautiful Islands of Bermuda.
Rev. Dr. Donnamae 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.
Rev. Jaymo Durham
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. He has served as Senior Deacon and was ordained an Elder in October 2021. 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.”
Rev. Gwyneth Rawlins
Rev. Gwyneth Rawlins, 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.”
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.
Deacon Darius Richardson, was appointed Deacon in September 2021. He is an exceptional drummer and a faithful member of Halal Ministries. Deacon Darius serves as the President of Axis Men’s Ministry and Health and Safety Protocol Officer. He currently serves on the Board of Directors at Teen Services/Teen Haven and lead advocate for physical abuse through local and international panel discussions. “Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave whither thou goest” (Ecclesiastes 9:10).
Bro. David Siimmons
Bro. David T. Simmons, Pastor Steward is charged with the rebuilding of our Pulse Ministry an environment for youth ages 5 – 14 where they can grow in their knowledge of God in a creative environment. My passion is to create a new culture here at EBC where we are intentional and purposeful in developing focused, faithful, and fearful leaders of the Gospel. One of my biggest accomplishments is giving my heart to Christ. Be encouraged as you go through the journey of life. Remember this, “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will direct your paths”.
Sis. Phylicia Furbert
Sis. Phylicia Furbert, Pastor Steward is an active member of Halal Ministries, and oversees the Liturgical Dance Ministry. She has a heart for the youth and wants to see this generation grounded in their faith and pursuing all of what God has for them. Currently Phylicia is a student at Oral Roberts University, in Tulsa. Oklahoma, looking to obtain her Bachelor of Arts in Christian Caregiving and Counselling. Her desire is to see people healed from the inside out. “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.” Ecclesiastes 3:1. “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord you God is with you, wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9