About Emmanuel Baptist Church

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About Us

We are a Bible believing, autonomous, Baptist congregation located in Pinedale, Wyoming. Established in 1993 by Pastor Stephen Pitchford, we have grown to an average of about 75 attendees. In August of 2015, following the retirement of Pastor Pitchford, we called Chris Best as our new pastor.

Visitors are always welcome!

What We Believe

This is a summary of what we believe. See the Documents section to read our Articles of Faith & Church Covenant.

We believe the Bible is the Word of God, inspired by God and without error; it has been preserved by God as He promised. The Bible is our only rule for faith and practice; it has total authority for our lives. (Matthew 5:18; 2 Timothy 3:16,17; 2 Peter 1:20,21)

We believe salvation is by grace through faith in Jesus Christ alone. After the creation of the world sin entered by man's disobedience and separated man from God. Jesus Christ died for all our sin to restore our relationship with Him. All who receive His gift of salvation by faith through His shed blood are secure in Him forever and will live eternally in Heaven. Those who do not receive His gift will suffer the eternal consequence of sin in the literal place called Hell. (John 1:12; 3:16; 6:37-40; 10:27-30; Romans 8:38,39; Ephesians 1:7; 2:8-10; 1 Peter 1:18,19)

We believe in the one triune God. He exists in three persons: God the Father, God the Son who came to us as Jesus Christ and brought the gift of forgiveness to us, and God the Holy Spirit who convicts us and dwells in them that receive the gift of salvation to teach them. (John 16:8-11, 13; Romans 3:24, 25; 8:9; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14; Ephesians 1:13,14; Hebrews 2:9, 9:24; 1 John 2:1,2)

We believe in the local church, a local body of believers who have been baptized through immersion to give a public picture of their salvation. The local church has one other ordinance, the Lord’s Supper, which is a remembrance of what Christ has done for us, specifically His broken body and shed blood for our sins. The purpose of the church is to worship God and glorify Him by bringing others to Christ and encouraging believers through teaching, fellowship, prayer, and discipline to grow in grace and in following Christ. We also believe in the universal church, which is comprised of all those who have received the gift of salvation. (Acts 2:1-13; 8:12, 35-39;10:47,48; 14:27; 20:17,28-32; 1 Corinthians 11:23-34; 12:13-14; Ephesians 1:22,23; 5:25-27)

We believe in being a part of world-wide missions. God calls all Christians to show others His gift of salvation and share His Word. We are to make disciples among all nations. This begins in our own community and also includes supporting missionaries with prayers and financial support as we are able. (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; 2 Corinthians 5:20)



1 Gooseberry Circle
PO Box 247
Pinedale, WY 82941

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(307) 367-6890 - Church Line

(406) 381-1465 - Pastor's Cell


chris(at)ebcpinedale.org - Pastor Chris Best

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