Mike and his wife, Sharon, have been married since June of 1970. They have one adult son named Josh. Sharon graduated from the University of New Mexico. Mike graduated from Friends University in Wichita with a degree in Bible and has 14 years of business experience, from management to owning his own small business. Mike served in the military with a tour in Vietnam. He also served for 12 years as the Pastor of Christian Education in a large church in Omaha. Mike sensed the Lord leading him to start a new church and in the fall of 1999 Emmanuel Fellowship began. With 75 people that first week, the Lord has greatly blessed us. We are now serving more than 350 people in church services on Sunday.
You can contact Pastor Mike by phone at (402) 572-6763 (office) or (402) 212-7988 (cell).
Dave was raised in Virginia Beach, VA. and attended church throughout his childhood. It wasn’t until his mid-teen years that Dave made a commitment to Jesus, as he came to the realization that he had the choice to pursue self with the destruction it leads to, or to make Christ his Lord and Savior. He attended Asbury College and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Christian Ministry/Business Administration. After college, Dave worked in management positions in business, while pursuing volunteer ministry opportunities within the church. Dave and his wife, Erin, with their 3 children have been on staff with Emmanuel since 2010.
You can contact Pastor Dave by phone at (402) 572-6763, extension 2013 (office).
Associate Pastor/Worship Arts
Andrew grew up in Knoxville, TN. and made a commitment to serve the Lord at a young age. He felt the call of God on his life to minister through music and pursued his degree in Church Music at Valley Forge Christian College in Pennsylvania. While at school, Andrew had opportunities to lead worship for daily Chapel services and local churches. Following graduation, Andrew and his wife, Amy, moved to Omaha with their two boys, Josiah and Benjamin, and have been at Emmanuel Fellowship since 2012.
You can contact Pastor Andrew by phone at (402) 572-6763, extension 2015 (office).
Associate Pastor/Youth Ministries
Favorite Verse: Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you]. - Romans 12:2
Fun Fact: Magic Belly
You can contact Pastor JJ by phone at (402) 572-6763, extension 2014 (office).
Youth Ministry Intern
Favorite Verse: "I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears." - Psalm 34:4
Youth Ministry Intern
Children's Ministry Coordinator
Favorite Verse: No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it. - I Corinthians 10:13
Fun Fact: Born on the day that Elvis died.
Early Childhood Director
Favorite Verse: "I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen." Ephesians 3:16-21
Favorite Verse: And let us not lose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right, for in due time and at the appointed season we shall reap, if we do not loosen and relax our courage and faint. - Galatians 6:9
Favorite Verse: Now this I know: The LORD gives victory to his anointed. He answers him from his heavenly sanctuary with the victorious power of his right hand. Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God. They are brought to their knees and fall, but we rise up and stand firm. - Psalm 20:6-8
Fun Fact: As a child I had a pet rooster that would crow for green grapes and rice crispies while sitting on a chair in the house.
Favorite Verse: Fear not little flock for it is the Fathers good plesaure to give you the Kingdom. - Luke 12:32
Fun Fact: Love to chat about what God is doing in your life.
Part Time Maintenance
Favorite Verse: Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it. - Matthew 10:39
Audio/Visuals Coordinator, and Website Editor
Favorite Verse: “But you, Israel, my servant, Jacob, whom I have chosen, you descendants of Abraham my friend, I took you from the ends of the earth, from its farthest corners I called you. I said, ‘You are my servant’; I have chosen you and have not rejected you. So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. - Isaiah 41:8-10
Fun Fact: Elizabeth "Betsy" Ross is my Great, Great, Great Aunt. Betsy was her nickname.