(1 Corinthians 10:31, Matthew 28:19-20)

Youth Minister, Noah McCann

     Pastor John Gilliland and his wife Tracy have been serving FBC Emery since July 2016.  They came to us from Hollywood Florida, just outside of Miami.
     John received his Master of Divinity in 2010. 
     Tracy is the K-12 voice teacher in the Bridgewater-Emery School district.
     Both John and Tracy have a passion for serving God wherever He leads them.  And fortunately, they both enjoy the snow.
     John’s passion is education and equipping.  He loves to teach the Bible and train others to do the same.  John is also available for the people of our community whenever there is a need.  Just reach out and he will do whatever he can to help.
     We are excited to see what God will do in and through our church as we study His word together and look for opportunities to join God in His mission in our community.

Senior Pastor, John and Tracy Gilliland


Larry Bahmuller, Maintenance

First Baptist Church, Emery, SD

Deb Heitzman, Secretary

Linda Glanzer, Housekeeping

Noah McCann was born and raised in Billings, Montana. He has been involved in Baptist churches since he was four years old, and when he was seven years old, he gave his life to Christ. At fifteen, he received a calling to ministry, and at that time he began taking college classes in addition to his high school classes. He finished his bachelor's degree at nineteen and finished his Master's in Theological Studies just before moving to Emery.. 
Noah has been passionate about ministry since he was a teenager, participating in youth ministry from the time he was a student, and all through college and seminary as a volunteer. He is passionate about seeing people come alive in Christ and growing through the Word.
He loves preaching, teaching, and spending time in the Word with other believers.
He is looking forward to moving into professional ministry and reaching young people with the gospel and the Word of God. 

Larry Bahmuller
John Gilliland