Dr. Chad Hardbarger - Senior Pastor

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Bro. Chad came to Emmanuel in 2011 and graduated with a D. Min. in Expository Preaching from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary during the same year. As a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, his sole desire to live his life for the glory of God and to proclaim His Word clearly and passionately. He and his wife Marsha have been married for 11 years, and they have 6 adopted children and 1 foster child. When he is not out on visitation or preparing for his sermons, he enjoys fishing with his kids, going out on lunch dates with his wife, reading books, exercising at the gym, playing around on the piano, and travelling with his family.



Bro. Paul DeRousse - Minister of Music & Minister of Senior Adult

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Paul has been leading worship and choral groups since he was in High School. Paul grew up in a military family, so he has lived many places. He and his wife, Cathy, both have degrees from Oklahoma Baptist University (where they met) and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Paul also has experienced further studies at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. Paul and Cathy have been serving at Emmanuel since 1999. They have three grown sons and three lovely grandchildren.

Paul’s desire is that everyone in our congregation would worship whole-heartedly. To that end, he tries to plan services that include the best of yesterday, today and tomorrow, always with a focus on God’s love and the amazing gift of His Son Jesus Christ.



Bro. Dalton Lewis - Minister of Youth

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Mrs. Denise Griffin -  Director of Children

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Denise grew up in Emmanuel Baptist Church.  She accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior at the age of six.  She is a native of Shreveport. She attended LSU-S and is currently continuing her studies at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in pursuit of a degree in Christian Ministry, Preschool & Children.  Denise joined the staff at Emmanuel as Children’s Director in 2009.  Denise is married to Bob Griffin. They have twin daughters and ten grandchildren.

Denise’s prayer is that every child that comes to Emmanuel will grow to have a personal relationship with Jesus and experience the love of Jesus at Emmanuel.



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Administrative Assistants
  Judy Haralson, Office
  Denise Grubbs, Music
  Linda Johnson, Finances
  Phyllis Copp, Finance
Nursery Workers
  Heather Tuggle
  Marjorie Smith
  Ron Massey
  Cathy DeRouse
Sound Operator
  Pam Wheeler
  Jennifer Robinson
  Jerry Hollis
  Gary Wallert
  Sharon Wheeless
Facilities Manager
  Bill Allen
Kitchen Staff
  Kathy Barlow
  Sharon Wheeless