Emmaus was founded in 2003 when Michael and Jeanne Dean felt the call of God to move their family from Keyser, West Virginia to Winchester, Virginia to plant a church. Mike had been the pastor at Fountain United Brethren Church there and though he assumed he’d retire there, God had other plans. They asked their daughter Briana and her husband Caleb Nei, a worship leader, to join them in starting a church in the area. They prayerfully agreed and Emmaus Church was begun.
With a vision to see Jesus made real to the people of Clarke County, they met for a few years in the small meeting room at the Recreation Center at Chet Hobert Park. The church quickly outgrew the room and moved their location to Berryville Primary School. A few years later, they began to meet in the auditorium at Johnson-Williams Middle School, where services are still being held.
Keep an eye out for the Vacation Bible School each summer, the Community Clothing Giveaway each June, and the Father-Daughter Dance in February.
Emmaus continues to seek and serve God trusting Him to show them what the next right step is. A building someday?
The pastor, Michael Dean, and a board of elders lead Emmaus church.
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Statement of faith from the National Association of Evangelicals.