A note from Pastor Nate

Emmanuel is committed to invest in the next generation of church leaders, just as we have for the last 55 years! Now we are taking the next step of blending the mentoring we’ve always provided with a credible academic program so that students can learn both experientially and in the classroom as they prepare for their future career. The Emmanuel Leadership Academy is a more significant step forward and our educational partner, Southeastern University will help provide an accredited education, either for an AA or BA degree, or for preparation should a student desire to transfer to additional education opportunities later on. Meanwhile, each student’s personal, spiritual and career formation will advance under the care of qualified spiritual leaders who see their role, as Ephesians 4:12 declares, “to equip God’s people to do his work..”. I am personally thrilled to invite you to join the journey with us here!


Pastor Nate Ruch
Lead Pastor
Emmanuel Christian Center