Paul Watts



Bro. Paul became Senior Pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church in July 2018.  He is married to Christina, a teacher at Ruston Junior High.  Paul and Christina have 3 children, Titus, Lydia, and Lucas. Paul is a graduate of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.


Sam Wheat

Minister of Education


Sam has served Emmanuel since October 2006.  He is a graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. He is married to Patti and they have one grown son, Adam.


Robert Grafton

Minister of Music


Robert has served as part-time Minister of Music since 2003.  He works at Louisiana Tech University as Internal Auditor.  He is married to Lynda.


Adron Hart

Minister to Youth


Adron joined our staff in October 2013.  Adron has been involved in youth ministry for a number of years.  He is co-owner of Troy Hart Painting and is married to Renee.  The Harts have two teenagers, Brooke and Blake.  We are glad to have the Harts as part of the Emmanuel family!


Kathy Mitchell

Preschool Director


Kim Baker

Church Ministry Secretary


Randy Trail

Minister to College Students


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