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

     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


Youth Pastor, Alec and Lin Bell

First Baptist Church, Emery, SD

    Pastor Alec Bell and his wife, Lin, began serving at FBC Emery in November of 2021. They hail from northern and southern Michigan.

    Alec graduation from Calvary University in 2021 with a degree in Youth Ministry. Lin is passionate about serving other and serving God in the local community.

    Alec and Lin have a heart for building relationships, serving the body of Christ, and having an impact on the next generation.

Alec's passion is for presenting the Gospel to the youth and bringing a real understanding of the abundant life Christ offers. He cares deeply for the truth of the Word to be spread from the local area to the ends of the earth. He is new in the area, but willing to help whenever and however possible.

    We cannot wait to see a passion for the Lord grow in the youth of our local church. Our desire is for them to have a deeper knowledge and grasp on the truth, while growing in their relationship with our Lord.

Deb Heitzman, Secretary

Linda Glanzer, Housekeeping