Pastor: Randall Bergquist
Pastor Randy served as the evangelist and organizing pastor of Emmanuel when it began in 1990. He graduated from the University of Washington with a BA in Philosophy in 1985 and from Westminster Theological Seminary in California with a Masters of Divinity in 1989.
Roy Van Gorkom
Worship is the opportunity for the church — the people of God, the body of Christ, and the fellowship of the Spirit — to meet with her God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We meet with God in terms of the covenant that God has established with us, whereby He promises to be our God and he summons us to be His people.
Our worship is structured by this covenant relationship. God speaks to us in His Word (the call to worship, Scripture readings, the preaching of the Word, and the celebration of the Lord's Supper), and we respond with hymns of praise, prayer, and offerings.
Simply put we believe the Bible and all it teaches. This is why we say that the primary standard of our church is the Word of God, contained in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, our only infallible rule of faith and practice. Our secondary standards, subordinate to the Word of God, are the Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms, which contain the system of doctrine found in Scripture. In other words, we believe that these accurately represent what the Bible teaches.