Church of the Week: Emmanuel Worship Center


Emmanuel Worship Center is located in northern Emanuel County and was brought to life by eight charter members with land donated by J.C. Moxley. First, EWC evolved in the brush arbor area in 1921.


Almost 30 years later, it continued to grow and was moved to the church’s current location in Swainsboro on Old Nunez Road, where Rev. Ernest Bishop served as pastor for several years.

Leadership has been an important part of the EWC as without leadership, it could not continue to grow. In 2005, its growth rocketed and was officially named Emmanuel Worship Center under the leadership of Rev. Jodi Davidson and Rev. Curtis Jackson.


In 2013, the church was able to go under renovation bringing in a welcomed atmosphere for the church’s members to enjoy. Pastors Mike and Cindy Palma served during this time for 13 years and served the EWC family faithfully.


Currently, the leadership of EWC is under Rev. Kenneth Edge. Since COVID-19, the church has experienced a low membership counts of almost 20 members. However, that does not get this church family or Rev. Edge down.


“We love the Christian fellowship and love that we experience at EWC on a continual basis. We also love and enjoy the anointing that flows from the Holy Spirit that helps bring changes in people’s lives,” said Edge.


“If you feel led to have a role in a church family, the EWC is always seeking extra help in their positions. We have great people who serve as greeters, teachers, and other leaders. We are also actively seeking new people in key positions,” Edge continued.


The church currently does not have a midweek service due to the pandemic. However, it hopes to start midweek service in the near future. If you are interested in attending a EWC service, they are held every Sunday. Sunday school starts at 10 a.m., followed by Sunday service at 11 a.m.

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