Emmanuel Baptist Church, Grenada, Mississippi
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To Know Christ and To Make Him Known

Student Ministry



Our Student Ministry exists to reach out to all students, both Christians and non-Christians, and connect them with other Christians.  Our purpose is to assist them in growing in Christ and developing a strong faith and while they are growing, to challenge them to find their place of service and
ultimately to honor God with their whole lives.







Student & Parent Conference

September 11-14, 2022

The purpose of this conference is for students and families to be equipped to face life's ups and downs. The focal point is being rooted in Christ with a call for discipleship in the home. Many of the topics we will cover are areas where students and families struggle the most. This conference is also to give insight and resources to the church on ways to help minister to families. 


Sunday, September 11, 2022


Dr. Ivan Parke

Topic: Foundation for Life’s Storms


Dr. Ivan Parke is a professor and Assistant to the Chair in the Department of Christian Studies at Mississippi College. He has a bachelor’s degree from Baylor University, a M.DIV. and a Ph.D. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. 

Dr. Parke and his wife, Mary Ann, have two children, Anne Marie, married to Michael Walley, and their son, Jonathan Parke. 

Dr. Parke has a new book releasing later this year titled, "When Life Meets the Soul: Everyday Lessons from the Book of Job". 

"When Life Meets the Soul" examines the Book of Job in twenty-four responses, addressing the universal question: How should I live? Parke's study of Job explains that to live well is to walk with God, whether on mountaintops or through valleys. His spiritual guide is designed for Christians and those seeking to pursue close encounters with God - without hesitation. 

Monday, September 12, 2022


Wayne & Geri Hill

Topic: Mental Health and Social Media


Wayne is the Lead Pastor of Crossroads Church in Hernando, MS. His wife, Geri, is the Community Outreach Coordinator for DeSoto County Schools. Wayne has a Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies from Blue Mountain College and a Master of Divinity from Memphis Theological Seminary. Geri has a Bachelor of Science in English from BMC and a Master of Science in Communication from Mississippi College. Wayne spent 18 years in student ministry prior to becoming a lead pastor. They have a daughter and a son-in-law, AnnaBeth and Oliver, and a grandson, Jude.

Jonathan and Chelsea Smith both serve on staff at Crossroads Church in Hernando, MS, Worship Pastor, and Director of Worship Creative Arts respectively. Jonathan graduated from Delta State University with a Bachelor of Science in Entertainment Industry Studies with a focus in Audio Engineering. Chelsea has a graphic design degree from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh with a background in music production. They just had their first daughter, Hannah, earlier this summer.  



Tuesday, September 13, 2022


Aaron Tucker

Topic: Living on Mission 

Aaron is the pastor of Raymond Road Baptist Church in Jackson, MS.


 Daniel Claxton

Daniel is the Worship and Student Pastor at Lakeshore Church in Byram, MS. 

Wednesday, September 14, 2022


Roosevelt & Shay Greenwood

Topic: The Power of Prayer and Family Discipleship

Roosevelt has battled Stage 4 Metastatic Prostate Cancer. Wife Shay and 5 children, Bria, Chandler, Noah, Jacob, and Adam. 


Dylan Crouch

Dylan is the Groups Pastor at Pinelake Church, Madison, MS. His wife Ashlyn is the College Minister at Pinelake Church, Clinton, MS. Have one daughter Daisy who is just over one years old.