Worship Times: Saturday 5:00 p.m./Sunday 8:00 & 10:30 a.m.

Thomas Eggold

Senior Pastor

I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:3-6

I love our church family. Preaching to, teaching, and caring for the people of Emmanuel has been and continues to be a great blessing in my life.

Born in Littleton, Colorado, and raised in Springfield, Illinois, my family moved to Fort Wayne in 1983 when my father enrolled in Concordia Theological Seminary. After finishing high school in Clarinda, Iowa, in 1987, I enrolled in Concordia Teachers' College in Seward, Nebraska (now Concordia University Nebraska), and graduated in 1992 after majoring in secondary education with a concentration in English and speech/drama. I received a call from Concordia Lutheran High School in Fort Wayne where I served as an English teacher, soccer coach, and drama director from 1992-1996.

In 1996, I received a call from Emmanuel to serve as Director of Youth and Family Ministry, a position I held until 2003 when I was ordained into the pastoral office.

My wife Sonya and I were married in 1992, and the Lord has blessed us with our daughters and their husbands, Ella and Brendan, Madalene and John and a grandson, Joshua.