The team

Meet the Pastors

Todd Williams

Lead Pastor

  As our Senior Pastor, Todd claims to be nothing special; just a sinner saved by Jesus Christ’s glorious and undeserved grace. He says he was simply called to stand and proclaim the same message of grace that saved and changed him. He preaches that message with passion and often with tears, desiring that everyone might come to know the loving God he knows and loves.
Todd’s ministry began many years ago in Southern Indiana, where he was raised. He has since preached the Gospel all over the Midwest. He just recently returned to the States with his family from being on mission for a year in the Virgin Islands.
Todd and his wife Jenny have been blessed with two wonderful children; Caydyn (currently studying Music Ministry at Welch College, Nashville) and Brinley, a high school student at Emmanuel Christian School. Jenny is a licensed school teacher with 17 years’ experience. Todd and Jenny are heartfelt, ardent supporters for the ministry of the school at Emmanuel Church. They have raised their kids in Christian schools and have both taught and instructed in Christian schools. Pastor Todd is very excited about his leadership role in being a part of ECS.
As a follower of Christ and a Minister of the Gospel, Todd considers himself to be a lifelong learner of God’s glorious Word. He holds a B.A. in Biblical Studies and has partially completed his Masters Degree. When Pastor isn’t preaching or teaching, he loves spending time with his family enjoying God’s creation, traveling or playing fetch with the family dog, a Coton named Witness De Evangeline. Pastor Todd doesn’t take himself too seriously and loves to laugh and have fun until it comes down to his relationship (and yours) with his mighty Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Dylan Persinger

Youth and Worship Pastor

Serving as Youth/Worship Pastor and State Youth Director of the Indiana Free Will Baptist Association, Dylan moved to Wabash and began serving at Emmanuel in May 2015 after graduating from Southeastern Free Will Baptist College with a Bachelor's Degree in Pastoral Theology and Music. He and his wife, McKenzie were married soon after. They are now blessed with 2 children, Winnie and Banks!
Along with his pastoral duties, he teaches Biblical Worldview and leads the Emmanuel Christian High School Praise Team. Dylan enjoys time with his family and playing disc golf. With a passion to preach the whole counsel of God, he and his family are committed to leading the Emmanuel Youth Group to being dedicated Followers of Jesus Christ and productive members of society by fulfilling the "Great Commission."