We are a diverse church of people (ages / ethnic backgrounds / interests / jobs / family situation). But what unites us is our love for Jesus Christ, His Word, and our longing to know Him better as we make Him known to people around us. We are currently led by our own Pastor, Martin Woodier, in close partnership with Paul Gamston, the Pastor of South Craven Evangelical Church (the church which initiated Emmanuel Church).



About Martin Martin moved to Yorkshire in 1982 and later became Pastor of Bethel Church in Otley for 30 years. He now leads this church plant, Emmanuel, in Keighley as well as serving South Craven Evangelical Church as Co-Pastor. He has three grown up children and three grandchildren. He helps lead the church planting initiative, Gospel Yorkshire, and is Director of the Yorkshire School of Christian Ministry.

He loves walking and reading, often simultaneously!

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About Paul Paul became Pastor at SCEC in 2010 after 7 years of ministry in Newport, South Wales. He is married with three daughters, one of whom is married. Various wider responsibilities have been relinquished in order to keep up with a growing church congregation.

He likes to potter in the garden and walk the dog.

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