Ma familyTim Ma – Senior Pastor/Lead Elder

In Christ, Pastor Tim is given to “prayer and to the ministry of the word (Acts 6:4, NKJV).”  Tim states, “Our hope for Emmanuel is a complete reliance on God’s mercy and grace (Matthew 5:13). Through this, we will continue to develop together in Christ as a family who shares the word of God with people around us.  And this for the glory of God (1 Corinthians 10:31).”

James 3:17-18 (ESV) But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere.  And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.

Education:  Williams College, Westminster Theological Seminary.  Hobbies:  Walking, Swimming, Chess, Seattle Seahawks and Chicago Cubs.

Ma familyDave Melander – Family Pastor

I took early retirement in 2013 with the express purpose of answering God’s call to go into full time ministry which my wife Jan and I announced in April 2012 to the church body. Our goal in ministry is to fulfill God’s purpose for our lives by bringing honor and glory to the Father, bearing much fruit and thereby showing ourselves to be disciples of Jesus Christ, (John 15:8). We are committed to this pursuit through obedience, using our God given “gifts and talents to serve others as good stewards of God’s varied grace” (I Peter 4:10).




Ma familyFrank Pablo – Elder







Ma familyJeff Killen – Elder

Jeff has lived in Manassas since 1986, and has attended Emmanuel since that time.  He and his wife, Syble, have been married since 1979, and have one son, Joel, who is married and lives locally in Gainesville.

Jeff has served in many capacities over the years here at Emmanuel, including teaching Sunday School from youth up to adult classes, working in the children’s church ministry, as well as playing in a praise team during Sunday morning worship. He served as a deacon at the church from 1998 until 2014 when he became an elder, where he currently serves.

His hobbies include playing acoustic guitar, motorcycling, and flying radio-controlled model airplanes.


Ma familyBryan Edgar – Youth Director

Bryan grew up in Lynchburg, VA until the age of 9, when his family moved to Manassas in 1990. He began attending Emmanuel Christian School where he graduated in 1999. After graduation he began attending Pensacola Christian College where he met his wife, Melissa, and graduated in 2005.  In 2007 he and his family moved to Oswego, NY to be the Youth Pastor of a small Baptist church for a year. He then began working as a PC Repair Technician for 3 years, followed by working at Best Buy Geek Squad and teaching at a small Christian school in Baldwinsville, NY. In 2012 he moved back to Manassas, working as a IT Technician until he felt called to be the Youth Director here at Emmanuel.

His hobbies include running, softball, soccer, basketball, building and repairing computers, and graphic design.

Mike Holloway – Deacon Chairman

Mike was born and raised in Virginia, the oldest of Bill and Dottie Holloway’s 3 children. In 1973 he was married to his highschool sweetheard, Patti Wood. He and his wife have a son and a daughter, Greg and Lori, and have 7 grandchildren.“A precher’s kid, but not a kid when Dad became a preacher.” He was saved at the age of seven, and accepted the call to become a deacon in 1982 when he was 28 years old.

He has a lifelong passion for music, especially when used to praise, honor, and worship Jesus. He has a God-given passion for building things, which led to his vocation as a carpenter and contractor. Most importantly, and by God’s grace, he has a nearly lifelong devotion to Christ and His church, serving most of those years here at Emmanuel.

Ma familyMichelle Pablo – Administrator, Emmanuel Christian School

Mrs. Pablo loves children! She has a business background and acalling to children’s ministries. She has seved in many cpacities from Sanday School Director to AWANA Commander. Her passion is to disciple children!





Ma familyRuthann Barton – Executive Assistant

Ruthann Barton has been a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church for over 30 years.  Born in Columbus Ohio, she married her childhood sweetheart and has been married for almost 52 years.  She accepted Christ as her Savior and Lord at the age of 12.  She has a passion for Bible Study and has been active in Precept Bible Studies for more than 25 years.  She also has a love for children and has served in Children’s Ministry since becoming a member of Emmanuel.  She now serves as Director of Children’s Ministry, preschool – 6th graders and the Executive Assistant to the Pastor.


Ma familyMitzi Penaranda – Financial Associate

Mitzi has been involved in many facets of bookkeeping over the years, from the auto industry to a large computer firm. She is now blessed with the opportunity to use her talents to serve the Lord here at Emmanuel. She has been married for 31 years to her husband Mark, and God has blessed them with 3 sons. She accepted Christ at a young age, and 4 years ago rededicated her life to the Lord. As well as serving in a financial capacity, she also loves serving in a variety of preschool ministries here at Emmanuel.




Jackie Krehbiel
Communications/Publications Specialist

Mark and Mitzi Penaranda
Directors of College and Career

Steve Comer
Interim Music Leader

Pastor Joshua Wang
Pastor of Agape Chinese Christian Church

Rev. Ricardo Carillo
Minister to Spanish Congregation

Sun Young Chung
Pastor of Called by Jesus Korean Baptist Church