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.


Stephen Nutt

Associate Pastor of Education and Administration


Stephen joined the staff of Emmanuel Baptist Church in September 2019.  He is married to Katie and they have two daughters, Rylie and Morgan.   He is a graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. 

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 the staff at Emmanuel 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 children, Brooke and Blake.  


Kathy Mitchell

Preschool Director


Kim Baker

Church Ministry Secretary


Chris Campbell

Minister to College Students


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