The Pastor and First Lady of the St. Emmanuel Church of God in Christ are Elder and Mrs. Larry L. Polk. They have the heart of a true shepherd. These loyal and dedicated servants were appointed to the St. Emmanuel Church by Bishop J. Neaul Haynes, Jurisdictional Prelate of Texas Northeast First Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction and member of the General Board of the Churches of God in Christ, Worldwide.
Lady Carolyn Polk is the Supervisor of Women at the St. Emmanuel Church and a former educator. She assists with the Intermediate Sunday School Class, works with the Youth Department, and facilitates a monthly training program for the women of the church as they prepare for ministry. She is a dynamic and powerful woman of God.
Our pastor, Elder Larry L. Polk, is a former college professor and personal counselor. He has been a minister of the gospel for more than thirty years. Pastor Polk serves as Finance Chairman for the New Horizon District in Texas Northeast and also serves on the Texas Northeast Jurisdiction Ordination Committee where he teaches Grammar and Public Speaking. The Ordination Committee prepares aspiring ministers and missionaries for work in the ministry. Pastor Polk is a lover of people. On a personal note, his favorite songs are the Church of God in Christ's International National Anthem, "Yes Lord," and "Can't Nobody Do Me Like Jesus." Come and meet these true servants of God and be blessed under their dynamic ministry.