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

Thomas Eggold

Senior Pastor

(Jesus says) In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart, I have overcome the world. John 16:33

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 in to the pastoral office. I love our church family. Preaching, teaching, and caring for the people of Emmanuel has been and continues to be a great blessing in my life. The Bible verse above is a constant source of encouragement to me in life and ministry.

I was born in Littleton, Colorado, and we moved to Fort Wayne in 1983 when my father enrolled in Concordia Theological Seminary. I enrolled in Concordia Teachers' College in Seward, Nebraska (now Concordia University Nebraska), and graduated in 1992 after majoring 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 2000, after much prayer and encouragement, I enrolled in the pastoral ministry program at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, and graduated in 2003.

My wife Sonya and I were married in 1992, and the Lord blessed us with two daughters Madalene (and son-in-law John Ripke) and Ella.