Testimonials

 Immanuel is a Caring Congregation


“When I think of Immanuel Baptist Church, I think of a “loving and caring family.”  We have been members over 40 years and have experienced many health issues, including surgeries, long hospital stays, and months of physical therapy.  Our children live many miles away, but our Immanuel family has always looked after us by providing meals, transportation to doctor appointments, home care, and many other ways.”

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“In the past eight years our family has faced many obstacles.  Personally, I have had five surgeries.  Through all this I was able to have relief knowing that we had friends at Immanuel who cared for, loved, and comforted our entire family.  The church was there always.  They provided transportation for our son and food for the whole family.  Our family also suffered the deaths of three parents.  I lost my father, and my wife lost both parents, all within a six-month period.  Again, Immanuel was there for our family.  Many traveled the two-hour trip to attend the funeral services and visitations—just to give comfort and to let us know we were in their prayers.  Above all, I cannot explain all the love our family felt and the prayers that were lifted up, which covered and carried our family through all the sickness and loss.”

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“As we had no family close by, the church became our family and helped in all aspects.  In the last two years my husband was diagnosed with terminal cancer.  The church supported us with open arms, prayer, food, visits and in any way that was needed.  They loved our children and grandchildren in this very trying time.  I don’t know how we would have made it without the church’s support.  They still support me in any manner that I need them.”

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“On February 14, 2012 (Valentine’s Day), I entered Vidant Medical Center for a knee replacement.  Approximately nine days after surgery, due to my different medications, I underwent a period of deep depression. I know without a doubt that my church was praying for me regularly.  I was out of church for six weeks, not because of the surgery, but being so depressed, in and out of doctor’s offices, as well as two rehabilitation sessions.  What got me through all this was my family, my church, and so many of my friends who visited me, brought food to me, and prayed for me.  I give thanks every day for my church family.”

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“Our closest friends were out of town the weekend my husband died, so I called Dr. Conner and he was at my side within minutes.  After the funeral, the ladies of the church served our family a wonderful lunch.  Scott not only conducted the funeral, but also accompanied the family to Richmond for the burial.  The pastor and people of Immanuel are my church family.”