Our church history goes back to 1947. We became Emmanuel Baptist Church in 1969, and have been at our current location since 1996. We are strategically located in Tuscaloosa in a growing area. Within a close proximity are nearby businesses, an elementary, middle and high school. The nearby neighborhoods are family-oriented. Several new subdivisions and a townhouse community are under construction. The nearby campus of the University of Alabama also presents many cultural and ministry opportunities with its 37,000 students from around the world.
Emmanuel Baptist Church has a history and reputation of being a church committed to the Great Commission and sound biblical preaching. We are a congregation comprised of college students, young families, growing families, empty nesters, and seniors. We are a congregation that knows how to love each other well.
We are committed to sharing God’s love and carrying His message to those local and around the world. We coordinate with a nearby mobile home park to lead afterschool bible studies and summer activities and with a local elementary school to tutor students and encourage them and the faculty. We support activities at the University of Alabama Baptist Campus Ministries and partner with Tuscaloosa International Friends, where some of our church families develop relationships with international students attending UA.
We are a church that sends and supports missionaries. We utilize the gifts, talents and abilities of our members to minister to groups in Asia, Costa Rica, Honduras and Peru. Two years ago, Emmanuel commissioned a group to Portland, Oregon for the purpose to make disciples and plant a church. We continue to support them through sending short-term teams. We have started a new outreach to Burmese refugees in Clarkston, Georgia.