Emmanuel Baptist Church

Proclaiming the whole counsel of God

Our Leadership

Gus Pritchard
Pastor
Gus Pritchard was born in Cape Town, yet raised in Kimberley, where he was brought to faith in Christ during high school. Gus joined Emmanuel as Associate Pastor in September 2010 and is now the pastor. Prior to that he spent two years at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC, where he served both as an Intern and as a Pastoral Assistant. Gus completed his theological training at the Cape Town Baptist Seminary, and holds a degree in Commerce from UCT. He is married to his lovely wife Kate, and they have three daughters, Penelope, Hannah and Mary.
Frik van Heerden
Elder
Frik was elected to the office of elder in March 2015.
Peter (PJ) Wright
Elder
PJ was elected to the office of elder in 2014.
Richard Raven
Elder
Richard was instrumental in planting the Hope Bible Church in Bloemfontein (www.hopebc.co.za). He is currently serving as their pastor
Martiens Bezuidenhout
Deacon
We became members at Emmanuel in June 2006. I am a deacon and Hestie plays the piano in the worship service. We have two boys Coenie and Erik. Being part of Emmanuel is like being part of a big family. We also speak the heavenly language – Afrikaans.
Martin Botha
Deacon
Married to Dawn Botha and father of two sons, Ethan and Joshua. Became a deacon in 2016.
Julian Glover
Deacon
Married to Belinda Glover and father to Gordon Glover. Sunday school teacher and maintance speacialist.
Graham Vermaak
Deacon
My family and I have attended Emmanuel Baptist since 2010, and were admitted as members in 2011. We travel several kilometers to get to the church, but are convinced the drive is worthwhile.  Being part of a church which is responsible, diligent, and honest with God’s word is of eternal value.
Graham is the current treasurer for Emmanuel Baptist Church.
Ryan Hill
Deacon

Donovan Smith
Deacon
Don is in charge of  the audio/visual ministry of the church and website.