From our Pastor


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At Emmanuel we believe that every member is a minister. There are a few folks that serve in very visible roles though and you should know who they are

What a joy it is to serve Jesus Christ and His Church at Emmanuel! My heart for our church is that Emmanuel be a place we Preach only the Word, Follow only Jesus, and are Driven only by the Gospel!!

Bro. Aaron Leggett



Mission + Vision

And you will receive power, after the Hold Ghost is come upon you, and you shall be my witnesses in Judea, and Samaria, and to the uttermost part of the earth- Jesus Christ

In 1965 First Baptist Church in Batesville AR had a heart to reach those without the Gospel in the community of Southside and so they planted Emmanuel Baptist Church. Since that day Emmanuel has continued to be a place where Jesus is lifted up and the Gospel is proclaimed! There have been many changes since 1965 and there will be many more in the future as we seek ways to reach the men, women, boys, and girls in Southside and the area with the Gospel of Jesus Christ!

our history

Find out what drives us to do what we do.