Jesus, our chief-shepherd!
Emmanuel Church is blessed with over 40 multinational people from around the city and the world. With the vision of being “A church for all nations”, Shyju & Tiny Mathew have led Emmanuel Church as Senior Pastors since 2014. During their tenure, hundreds have been saved and baptized. Thousands others have been blessed through their online ministry.
Their heart for Revival of the nations has ignited a fire that keeps burning, as Pastor Stephen Quackenbush now leads Emmanuel Church as the Lead Pastor alongside Pastor Shaun Evans as the Assistant Pastor. They are joined along with an effective group of pastors and fellow leaders.
Our mission: The heart of the church is to be a safe place for God’s people. Yet, it is not to create another comfort zone, but a safe zone to step out without the fear of failure.
A safe place to challenge oneself through God’s Word without any condemnation. A place wherein you relentlessly refuse to remain the same, and desire to learn, and grow into the full potential that God calls His people to be.
- Jesus centred
- Loving God’s Word
- Thriving through prayer
- Led by the Spirit
The history of Emmanuel church goes all the way back to 1960s with the mandate to spread the gospel among Italian immigrants.
Through careful proclamation of the gospel, under the tenure of four senior Pastors, the Lord built the house.
In September 2014, the Lord sent a 28 year old to become the Senior Pastor of the church. We are grateful for all the believers who worked so hard for the progress of the gospel.
“Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.”
what we believe
There is only one true God who is the eternal King, Creator and Redeemer of all that is. He is perfectly holy, just, loving and truthful. He has revealed Himself to be eternally self-existent – one being in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
The Bible, both the Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired and only infallible and authoritative Word of God.
The Lord Jesus Christ, the one and only Son of God, was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin, Mary, and is God’s Anointed One, empowered by the Holy Spirit to inaugurate God’s Kingdom on earth. He was crucified for our sins, died, was buried, resurrected and ascended into heaven, and is now alive today, in the presence of God the Father and in His people. He is “true God” and “true man.”
Humankind was created good and upright in the image and likeness of God to know and enjoy Him yet we willfully rejected the Lordship and glory of God for which we were intended. Because of this, sickness, death and judgment entered the world and now creation experiences the effects and consequences of sin.
We are saved by God’s grace, through faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ. Anyone can be restored to fellowship with God through repenting, believing and receiving Jesus as their Saviour and Lord. The Holy Spirit convicts, regenerates, justifies, and adopts us as we enter the Kingdom of God as His sons and daughters.
In the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a holy life and minister super-naturally. The baptism of the Holy Spirit is poured out on believers that they might have God’s power to be His witnesses. The baptism of believers in the Holy Spirit is witnessed by the physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit of God gives them utterance.
The victorious redemptive work of Christ on the cross provides freedom from the power of the enemy – sin, lies, sickness and torment.
The Church consists of all who put their faith in Jesus Christ. He gave his church the ordinances of Baptism and Communion. The Church exists to carry on the ministry of Jesus Christ and further advance His kingdom by undoing the works of the enemy, preaching and living the good news of God’s love, discipling the nations, baptizing and teaching them to love and obey God.
In the resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ, and the glorious visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to rule and reign with His overcoming bride – the church.
Heaven and hell are real places and there will be a final judgement in which all will be raised and judged according to their works. The ones whose name is written in the book of life will be consigned to everlasting life and the other to everlasting punishment in the lake of fire. And we those that are saved by grace, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth where righteousness dwells.