Immanuel is a young church that exists because of the Gospel and for the Gospel. We believe that the only reasonable response to the fact that Christ died to set us free from our sin (Romans 8:1-2) and rose that we might have life (John 20:31) and be called the children of God (1 John 3:1) is to begin to live in a radically different way. Many people follow Jesus, but few become true disciples. The call to have saving faith in Christ is the call to radical discipleship (Matthew 7:17-21).
A church is nothing less than the visible Body of Christ until He returns. It is made up of imperfect people who have Jesus Christ as their Lord and are in the process of being made in His image. Because we love God, we love all people as bearers of His image (Matthew 22:37-39).
The church exists for three reasons: (1) the praise and glory of God; (2) sharing the Gospel with the entire world; and (3) making disciples (Matthew 28:18-20).
Immanuel has three core commitments:
- Radical Discipleship
- Biblical, Theological, and Implicational Teaching
- Being On-Mission Locally and Globally
We are an independent church with a casual atmosphere and a blended worship style. We are a church made up of various denominational and religious backgrounds with a Baptist heritage. Immanuel launched in December 2004 under the leadership of Pastor Brad Guenther and with the partnership of the North American Mission Board (SBC), the Baptist Convention of New York, and the Hudson Baptist Association.
We are proud to support 10,000 missionaries across the globe and the second-largest relief agency on the planet through our participation in the Cooperative Program of the SBC.