Emmanuel Baptist Church, Grenada, Mississippi
Saturday, July 20, 2024
To Know Christ and To Make Him Known

How To Become A Member of Emmanuel

Emmanuel Baptist Church is a body of believers united by our desire to follow Jesus Christ and committed to fulfilling the purposes set forth in our Mission Statement. If you desire to join with us and will be supportive of the beliefs, fellowship, and mission of our church, we warmly invite you to become a member. Here are the three steps to becoming a member: 

  1. Present yourself for membership during any Worship Service when the invitation is given at the end of the message.
    Our Pastor, Dr. Brent Barker, will invite those who desire to become members of Emmanuel to come to the front of the Sanctuary. You will then be greeted and counseled with by either the pastor or one of the other ministers.


  1. Express your desire for membership through one of the following means:
    Profession of faith
    If you have never received Jesus as Savior and Lord and/or never publicly confessed Him, you will be given an opportunity to do so. After your decision has been confirmed, an appointment will be made for your baptism at Emmanuel.

    Transfer of membership from another Southern Baptist Church
    If you are currently a member of another Southern Baptist Church, we will receive you as a member upon promise of a letter from that church. Emmanuel will contact that church to notify them of your decision and request your letter.

    Statement of faith
    If you know in your heart that you have previously experienced salvation by receiving Jesus as Savior and Lord, we will be happy to receive you. It will be necessary for you to be baptized at Emmanuel if you have never been baptized by immersion after your salvation experience or if you were baptized in a church which holds a different view of salvation, baptism, or eternal security than Emmanuel.