• Senior pastor                                                         ken sharpe

    Senior Pastor, Ken Sharpe came to Emanuel Methodist Church in June 2020. Immediately prior to arriving at Emanuel, he was the Associate Pastor for White Bluff United Methodist Church in Savannah, Georgia. He also has many years of serving the Lord in full-time, part-time and chaplain ministry which have given him a wide range of experiences. These experiences have come from pastoring churches averaging 40 to 325 in Sunday School attendance. He pastored churches with no staff and those with multi-staff and support staff positions. He has been involved with numerous building and renovation projects that included purchasing property, stewardship campaigns and paying off debt.


    His experience also includes Sunday School growth programs, 40 Days of Purpose, Experiencing God, and Master Life discipleship programs. His Hospice Chaplain experience taught him to better deal with death and dying. As a Prison Chaplain for 1,400 inmates and 300 staff he learned to minister to individuals and families with extreme hurt and helplessness. He is a firm believer in loving God and loving God’s people and ministering to people by personally getting to know them.


    He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religion from Gardner-Webb College, Boiling Springs, North Carolina, a Master of Divinity Degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas, and a Clinical Pastoral Education (A.C.P.E.) from Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System (Hospital), Spartanburg, South Carolina.


    Pastor Ken is single with two adult children.



  • Executive assistant                         jenelle dillon

    Jenelle started December 2, 2019. She graduated from Suwannee High School in Live Oak, FL. She recently moved to Brunswick, GA from Atlantic Beach, FL. Jenelle has been married to her wonderful husband, Reece, Dillon for 13 years. She has three awesome children, Tonya Markham, Keith Markham, and Chad Markham. She has five grandchildren, Kearstin & Bill Bennett, Peyton Maxwell, Carlie & Caylin Markham, and one great grandchild, Jack Ryan Bennett. Jenelle also works from home in the Health & Wellness Field where she helps others. She loves being a wife, mom, and nana to her family. 

  • LAY LEADER                                            RANDY WATSON

    My name is Randy Watson. I've served as Lay Leader at Emanuel for the last 10 years. I grew up worshiping at Emanuel, it's my family church. I have many great memories including several pastors that took me under their wing and held me accountable. There was a time where I slipped away from the church, but about 15 years ago I came back to Emanuel. Since that time, I have had several excellent mentors who helped me to grow in my faith, including Pastors Carl Barnhardt, Eddie Morrison, Donna Avera, and Ken Sharpe. I believe my role as the Lay Leader is to assist our current Pastor Sharpe in making Disciples of Jesus Christ. I would like to personally invite you to come worship with us at Emanuel.

  • Nursery staff

    My name is Maxine Enlow, Emanuel's nursery worker. I work with the infants and toddlers for Sunday Worship Services and the Wednesday Night Bible Study.

  • Worship LEADER                           INTERIM - AUDREY HERBERT


  • TECH BOOTH                                        ROSS PITTMAN

    Ross was born in Brunswick and raised at Emanuel. After college in Atlanta and working in Rincon, he recently moved back to Brunswick to continue his work as a Consulting Engineer in the pulp and paper industry. Ross enjoys sailing, and has been working on restoring an old sailboat in his free time. 

  • Pianists                              Paula livingston & Janet davis

    PAULA LIVINGSTON   

    Paula is a retired church secretary and financial secretary. She has served on various committees in ministry and has led previous congregational singing and directed choirs. She has been a member of Emanuel UMC for over 20 years and has enjoyed 'going back to our roots' in worship as a soloist and pianist. Paula has 5 children, 16 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren. She loves rural farm life and raising cattle. Church family and close friends are Paula's greatest assets in life.