Emmanuel Baptist Church is a spiritual family who loves Jesus Christ and is seeking to make him known in our community and around the world. 

Emmanuel is a family that is always seeking to grow our embrace. Whether it's in our weekly worship gathering, a small group, meeting for a meal, or a service, we want to be growing in "togetherness." Jesus said, "They will know that you are Christians by the way you love each other" (John 13:35). It's in the context of our togetherness that we grow in spirit and perspective of what's important to Jesus. Our faith in Him and regular direction from God's word inspire us to reach out in order to be the family that points all people to Him. God's grace and truth came through Jesus and we endeavor to live out that faith with hope and love.

Emmanuel was founded in 1964 after a Billy Graham crusade inspired a small group of Christians to plant a new church in Norfolk. For 50+ years we have witnessed God's faithfulness time and time again, and we continue to look forward to see what He has in store for the next 50+ years. 

Emmanuel is part of the Converge family, formerly known as the Baptist General Conference. 

We sincerely hope that you will journey with us as together we become all that He wants us to be.