Pastor Herb transitioned from his background in the biological sciences (Bachelor of Science, Master of Science from Texas A&M University) to pastoral ministry over four decades ago (Master of Divinity, Master of Theology from Western Seminary, and Doctor of Ministry from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary). He has served as an Interim and Associate/College Pastor at Valley Bible Church (Corvallis, OR), a church planter in Kent, WA, and Senior Pastor of McCall Baptist Church (McCall, ID) prior to his arrival at EBC in 2001.
He and his wife, Laurie, have two grown children, Allison and Ben. At Emmanuel, Herb works with a variety of adult ministries: biblical counseling, men’s and women’s ministries, neighborhood groups, and the adult equipping classes on Sunday mornings and Wednesday Nights.
As Pastor of Adult Ministries, it is his desire to see EBC fulfill the charge given to the church in Ephesians 4:11-16. In a sentence, the vision of adult ministries can be stated as follows: “Training Christian disciples who can handle life effectively by handling God’s Word accurately.”