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Danny has served as Lead Pastor of Emmanuel Church since 2006, having previously served as Emmanuel’s High School Pastor for six years. As Lead Pastor, Danny is the primary communicator for Emmanuel’s weekend messages, and serves as leader of the Staff Leadership Team. An avid reader, Danny also enjoys shooting hoops in his limited free time, as well as spending time with this wife Jackie, their three children (Andrew, Beau, & Ruby), and dog, Buddy. He is a dedicated fan of Michael Jordan and has quoted the movie, Braveheart, from the platform on more than one occasion.
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Jennie serves as Executive Assistant to Lead Pastor, Danny Anderson, managing the details of his office and providing support as needed. The daughter of Emmanuel’s founding pastor, Jim Devney, Jennie joined the staff in 2000 and has served as a receptionist, Graphic Designer, Communications Director, and Operations Director. She loves hiking, reading, going to the movies, the beach, her dog Max, and playing Settlers of Catan with her three daughters and two sons-in law.
Kyle is Executive Pastor of Weekend Services, overseeing the production and worship of all Emmanuel environments, from preschool through adults. Prior to this, Kyle had previously served as a Production Director for both Family Ministries and Weekend Services. He and his wife Kelsey, also on staff, have one daughter, Kirby. Kyle loves cycling, running, fantasy football, and meticulously organizing his sock drawer. His hidden talent: training fish to do tricks.
Rachel serves as Executive Pastor of Families and Multisites, equipping and developing the staff of the Family Ministries team. Rachel also oversees Emmanuel’s multi-site strategy and campus leadership. Prior to her role on the Staff Leadership team, she has served as an Impact Team member, Nursery and Preschool Director, and Children’s Director, having joined the staff in 2011. She and her husband Jason have three children, Grace, Gabe, Maverick, and a dog, Aly. She loves swimming, reading, and supporting her kiddos. She is also passionate about recruiting and connecting people. “Everybody needs somebody, and boy, do I have a somebody for you!”
A relationship with Jesus is not just about going to heaven when we die. It’s about leading a full, abundant life right here and now. We are a family of individuals that have found hope in Jesus, and simply want as many people as possible to experience that exact same freedom.
Emmanuel Church opened its doors in the living room of Darrel & Pauline Towles in Whiteland on Easter 1977 with 17 people. After 29 years of growth and faithful service, Pastor Jim Devney retired in 2006, and Danny Anderson, then High School Pastor, transitioned to the role of Lead Pastor. Through a commitment to relevant and authentic teaching, Emmanuel Church continues to see lives transformed each and every week.
What’s the bottom line? We are on a relentless pursuit of those in our lives who do not have a relationship with Jesus. We want to change the world, one community at a time. As part of this vision, Emmanuel extended beyond our Greenwood, Indiana roots and became a multi-site church with the launch of our Banta (2013) and Franklin (2015) campuses. Simply put, we are one church in multiple locations. And now with the implementation of our Online Campus in 2018 and our new Garfield Park campus in 2019, our opportunity to reach others is limitless!
No matter who you are or where you're from, you are welcome at Emmanuel Church. We pray every day that people just like you would walk through our doors or engage with us online. Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, we’re ready to come alongside you to help you take your next step.
Executive Assistant to Danny Anderson