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ABOUT EMMANUEL

Emmanuel Baptist Church is an independent evangelical church that was established in 1932 by two Christian ladies who felt that a place of worship should be established for the growing town, of Sidmouth. The church was built and known locally at 'The Mission Hall'.

Over the years the church has developed and maintained those initial aims, to provide the local community with a place of worship.

The church is now affiliated with the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches (F.I.E.C). 

Whether you are just visiting us or looking for a church to call home, you will find a warm welcome awaits you.

OUR TEAM

John joined Emmanuel in September 2021, he and his wife (Jayne) returned from Jersey,  having spent 21 years there, to Devon in 2020.  John committed his life to Jesus in 2009 and was an active member of Jersey Baptist Church as a Deacon and Elder

Our team comprises of our Minister and Elders

Besmir Gorrea

Minister

Besmir (Bes) joined Emmanuel Baptist Church in February 2022 and is passionate about teaching the word of God.  He has served as a Pastor for over 10 years and has been involved in church planting and leadership since he was a teenager. 

He lived with his wife and his three children in Albania for 10 years serving in the local church and witnessing to the community. 

They moved to the UK in 2019, and are excited to be a part of what God is doing here in Sidmouth and beyond.

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John Jackson

Elder

John joined Emmanuel in September 2021, he and his wife (Jayne) returned from Jersey,  having spent 21 years there, to Devon in 2020.  John committed his life to Jesus in 2009 and was an active member of Jersey Baptist Church as a Deacon and Elder.  John was appointed as an Elder of Emmanuel Baptist Church in October 2022. 

In his spare time John enjoys playing golf.

Trustee's

Bernard Kelly

Elder

Bernard has been a member at Emmanuel Baptist Church for 22 years, he and his wife, Pat, have been very involved in the development of the church both as Deacons and volunteers.   Bernard has been a Christian for as long as he can remember!  He was appointed as an Elder in October 2022. In his spare time he enjoys playing competitive table tennis.

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