Leadership

Gathering Times

Sundays - 9:30am Blended & 11:15am Contemporary

Emmanuel Church Leadership

Our team is made up of passionate followers of Jesus Christ who are creative, caring, and committed. We value relationships at the highest level. Please reach out to any one of us with any questions or needs that you might have. We are here for you!

John Scally

Lead Pastor

Education: BA in "Church Ministries" with a Youth Emphasis from Maranatha Baptist University.

Family: Tami (Wife), Zachary (Son), Hope (Daughter), Victoria (Daughter)
Interests: Red Wings Hockey, Michigan Football, Pizza & Pepsi
Spiritual: Reach the greater Flint area for Jesus Christ by equipping our people in the Gospel!

Email: john@eflint.org

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Education: BA in "Church Ministries" with a Youth Emphasis from Maranatha Baptist University.

Family: Tami (Wife), Zachary (Son), Hope (Daughter), Victoria (Daughter)
Interests: Red Wings Hockey, Michigan Football, Pizza & Pepsi
Spiritual: Reach the greater Flint area for Jesus Christ by equipping our people in the Gospel!

Email: john@eflint.org

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Jack Dowden

Senior's Pastor

Education: BA in Bible from Cedarville University and MDiv from Grand Rapids Baptist Theological Seminary.

Family: Nancy (Wife), four sons, and one daughter.  We also have 17 grandkids and 3 great-grandkids.
Interests:  Enjoy golfing with our senior men, and  traveling the country to see our family.
Spiritual: Since God called me into the ministry, I have enjoyed learning about the love of God and experiencing His faithfulness, so now my passion is to live it and share it with others.

Email: jack@eflint.org

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Education: BA in Bible from Cedarville University and MDiv from Grand Rapids Baptist Theological Seminary.

Family: Nancy (Wife), four sons, and one daughter.  We also have 17 grandkids and 3 great-grandkids.
Interests:  Enjoy golfing with our senior men, and  traveling the country to see our family.
Spiritual: Since God called me into the ministry, I have enjoyed learning about the love of God and experiencing His faithfulness, so now my passion is to live it and share it with others.

Email: jack@eflint.org

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Dan Thorpe

Growth Pastor

Education: BA in Bible from Moody Bible Institute and MDiv from Moody Theological Seminary.

Family: Kellie (Wife), Anna (Daughter), Colin (Son)
Interests: Coffee, Reading, Family Time, Guitar, Home Improvement Projects, Cooking.
Spiritual: I enjoy teaching the Bible and talking theology in order to equip and empower people to serve the Lord through our local church.

Email: dan@eflint.org

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Education: BA in Bible from Moody Bible Institute and MDiv from Moody Theological Seminary.

Family: Kellie (Wife), Anna (Daughter), Colin (Son)
Interests: Coffee, Reading, Family Time, Guitar, Home Improvement Projects, Cooking.
Spiritual: I enjoy teaching the Bible and talking theology in order to equip and empower people to serve the Lord through our local church.

Email: dan@eflint.org

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Ross Martello

Youth Pastor

Education: Bachelor of Science in Youth Ministry and Minor in Greek from Cornerstone University.

Family: Laura (Wife), Allie (Daughter), Erin (Daughter).
Interests: I love sports of any type both playing and watching. I also like to dabble in computers and have built my own desktop, which means I am still a PC guy (Sorry Mac). I also love to try new food, play board games and watch movies.
Spiritual: I desire to see teens pattern their lives after Jesus by developing a true relationship with Him and mature in that relationship as they move toward adulthood.  Also there is nothing more exciting than seeing a teen come to accept Jesus as Lord of his life and then go out and spread that love to their friends!

Email: ross@eflint.org


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Education: Bachelor of Science in Youth Ministry and Minor in Greek from Cornerstone University.

Family: Laura (Wife), Allie (Daughter), Erin (Daughter).
Interests: I love sports of any type both playing and watching. I also like to dabble in computers and have built my own desktop, which means I am still a PC guy (Sorry Mac). I also love to try new food, play board games and watch movies.
Spiritual: I desire to see teens pattern their lives after Jesus by developing a true relationship with Him and mature in that relationship as they move toward adulthood.  Also there is nothing more exciting than seeing a teen come to accept Jesus as Lord of his life and then go out and spread that love to their friends!

Email: ross@eflint.org


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Matt Hatton

Children's Pastor

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Biblical/Theological Studies from Liberty University.

Family: Morgan (Wife), Charlotte (Daughter), Luke (Son)
Interests: Fishing, hunting, hiking, backpacking, camping, biking, dirt-biking, disc golf, golf, as well as many other outdoor activities.
Spiritual: I desire to see God glorified in our duty to make disciples who make disciples. Through sharing the Gospel of Christ, baptism, and teaching of the Word I love to be a part of discipleship coming full circle in the lives of people of all ages and nations.

Email: matt@eflint.org

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Education: Bachelor’s degree in Biblical/Theological Studies from Liberty University.

Family: Morgan (Wife), Charlotte (Daughter), Luke (Son)
Interests: Fishing, hunting, hiking, backpacking, camping, biking, dirt-biking, disc golf, golf, as well as many other outdoor activities.
Spiritual: I desire to see God glorified in our duty to make disciples who make disciples. Through sharing the Gospel of Christ, baptism, and teaching of the Word I love to be a part of discipleship coming full circle in the lives of people of all ages and nations.

Email: matt@eflint.org

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Sam Kraut

Worship and Creative Arts Director

Family: Aubree (Wife), Ethan (Son), Shawn (Son)

Interests:  Family game time, Movies, Music
Spiritual: Creatively pointing others to experience God through the many forms of worship: music, prayer, scripture, and passionate expression. Colossians 3:16-17

Email: sam@eflint.org

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Family: Aubree (Wife), Ethan (Son), Shawn (Son)

Interests:  Family game time, Movies, Music
Spiritual: Creatively pointing others to experience God through the many forms of worship: music, prayer, scripture, and passionate expression. Colossians 3:16-17

Email: sam@eflint.org

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Josh Groce

Celebrate Recovery Director

Family: Kristy (Wife), Jordyn (Daughter), Josh (Son), Garrett (Son), Graden (Son)

Interests: Michigan State (#GoGreen!), family, learning anything new, cooking.
Spiritual: To show the world that no matter how far you feel from God, He can
bring you out of your mess and use you for His purpose.

Email: josh@eflint.org

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Family: Kristy (Wife), Jordyn (Daughter), Josh (Son), Garrett (Son), Graden (Son)

Interests: Michigan State (#GoGreen!), family, learning anything new, cooking.
Spiritual: To show the world that no matter how far you feel from God, He can
bring you out of your mess and use you for His purpose.

Email: josh@eflint.org

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Karrie Nealis

Office Manager

Family: Brent (Husband), Hailey (Daughter), Joseph (Son), Jeremy (Son)

Interests: Baking, decorating, spending time with my family and watching the Detroit Tigers.
Spiritual: I love to watch the Lord transform lives. I love letting people know that they are truly loved by an amazing God!

Email: office@eflint.org

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Family: Brent (Husband), Hailey (Daughter), Joseph (Son), Jeremy (Son)

Interests: Baking, decorating, spending time with my family and watching the Detroit Tigers.
Spiritual: I love to watch the Lord transform lives. I love letting people know that they are truly loved by an amazing God!

Email: office@eflint.org

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Amanda Hopkins

Custodian

Family: Jason (Husband), Ashlynn (Daughter), Gabe (Son), Seth (Son), Addison (Daughter), Kaden (Son)

Interests: Michigan sports (Go Blue!), Family, Movies, and Music
Spiritual: To encourage fellow believers in their walk. To live intentionally for Christ. We don't have it all together but we have a God who knows us and loves us just the same.

Email: amanda@eflint.org

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Family: Jason (Husband), Ashlynn (Daughter), Gabe (Son), Seth (Son), Addison (Daughter), Kaden (Son)

Interests: Michigan sports (Go Blue!), Family, Movies, and Music
Spiritual: To encourage fellow believers in their walk. To live intentionally for Christ. We don't have it all together but we have a God who knows us and loves us just the same.

Email: amanda@eflint.org

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