MEET THE STAFF
Kyle Beverlin has served as pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church since February 2012. Kyle has served as a full-time pastor since graduating from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2007. He married his best friend, Christy Beverlin, in May of 2003. God has blessed them with four children, Luke, Maecy, Titus, and Joel.
“I am humbled that God would allow me to serve Him as an under shepherd of His church here at Emmanuel. Certainly, it is a privilege to serve. I am honored to have the opportunity to preach God’s word every Sunday to a great congregation of people who are hungry to know God’s will for their lives. I desire for Christians to be genuine followers of Christ engaged in the mission that the Lord Jesus gave to each of us. In a world of discouragement, my joy is for those who come to Emmanuel to be encouraged. I want each one who comes to experience worship in unity, in the Spirit and in truth. Lastly, I desire to see God change people’s lives through a relationship with Jesus Christ and an understanding of God’s Word. If you are a part of Emmanuel, it is a blessing to serve as your pastor. If you have never been to Emmanuel, let me encourage you to come for a visit. I would love to meet you.”
2 Corinthians 12:9, "And He has said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.' Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.”
Philip Schildknecht has served at Emmanuel Baptist Church since September 2017. He currently oversees the student ministry, as well as community and communication/media outreach. In 2015, he felt God calling him to full-time vocational ministry and pursued that call by obtaining a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies with an emphasis in Bible from Hannibal LaGrange University in 2017. He has served on international mission teams to Western Europe. He also has experience in ministry while serving on HLGU’s New Edition, a traveling drama ministry team. He is currently working on his Master's of Divinity through Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is married to his wife, Emilee, whom he met while serving on New Edition.
“Words cannot describe the desire God has blessed me with to serve Him in any capacity He sees fit. My passion is to see lost souls come to know Christ as their Savior and to develop deep relationships with Him through discipleship. I desire to see students pursue deep relationships with Jesus. In a society that is so focused on the superficial, I pray the students would strive for deep interactions with God’s Word and fellow believers. EBC, it is my honor to serve you and serve our God by meeting the needs of His church. Students, come prepared to develop a deeper relationship with Jesus and find an unfathomable desire to love Him more. Please come and see what EBC and its student ministry have to offer.”
2 Timothy 4:5, “As for you, always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.”
Worship & Choir Director
Nancy Dawson has served as music director at EBC since October 2004. She was raised in church and saved at the age of nine during a revival. She married Jack E. Dawson in 1970. They have two children. Jeremiah is married to Michelle (Talley). They have two boys, Zachary and Joseph. Their daughter Sarah, her husband Josh and their 3 children also attend EBC. For the first 30 years of the marriage, Nancy enjoyed being a homemaker and mother. During those years, she developed leadership skills by leading a Children’s Music Program. Then, in 2000, when her artist husband, Jack, began painting a new series of paintings, she began a career of marketing his artwork and managing their business.
Nancy has used her God given abilities to serve the Lord in many areas. There is always a variety of styles of music selected from her many preferences: Praise and worship, hymns, classical, southern gospel and even bluegrass. She utilizes the abilities of as many as possible during the worship services, whether through praise team leaders, instrumentalists or through her passion for powerful choir leadership.
Her favorite Scripture is James 1:2-5 and her favorite hymn writer is Fanny Crosby,
whom she portrays on occasion. One of her favorite songs is “I Will Rise,” by Chris
“It is my personal mission in life to serve the Lord in such a way that I am able to show Christ to those who do not know Him and see them come to personal faith in Him as their Lord and Savior. My vision for the music ministry at EBC is to lead music in such a way that the congregation will sing and make music to the Lord with understanding, unity, passion and freedom.”
Lynne Stull has served as Secretary at Emmanuel since December of 2014. She accepted Christ and was baptized on February 14, 1982 in Cookeville, TN. She married Kavan in April of 1980. They have four children and four grandchildren. Their son, Ashley lives in Webb City. Stephen and his wife, Rebbecca, live in Fayette, MO. Andrew and his wife, Dawn, and their four children live in Lawrence, KS. Their daughter, Rebecca, is currently studying at Truman State University in Kirksville, MO.
Lynne has loved serving the Lord at Emmanuel and at many churches in past years as an accompanist on piano and organ for choir and worship services. She has also enjoyed teaching piano to children and adults of all ages for many years.
“It is a real joy to work with Pastor Kyle and our staff as Secretary for Emmanuel. I am so very blessed to have this special opportunity to come to know our church family. My goal and earnest prayer is to work to help coordinate the life and heartbeat of EBC as we strive to reach the community and serve our congregation as God leads.”
John 15:12 “This is My commandment that you love one another, as I have loved you.”
Treasurer & Sunday School Director
John McCaw has served as Treasurer and Sunday School Director of Emmanuel Baptist Church since 2017. He graduated in 2003 from Simpson College in Redding, California with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Business and Human Resources Management. John has over 15 years of banking and management experience. Since trusting his life to Jesus over two decades ago, he has served in various church roles such as, greeter, usher, Sunday School teacher, and deacon.
John has been married to his wife, Hilary, since September of 2000. God has entrusted them with a daughter, Lily, and a son, Graham. John and Hilary moved their family to Webb City from Northern California in 2014, seeking a different environment in which to raise their children. He currently serves as Den Leader for his son’s Cub Scout Den, and volunteers weekly at a local school. His daughter also keeps him and his wife busy, participating in various extracurricular activities such as softball, basketball, track, choir, drama, band, and piano.
His favorite passage is Luke 7:1-10 with its depiction of our Lord and Savior marveling and demonstrating His power in response to the faith found in the unlikeliest of individuals.
“The Sunday School Teachers within Emmanuel Baptist church are incredible. They possess a breadth and depth of scriptural knowledge, and combine it with a love for Christ and a dedication to their classes to provide a truly enriching learning experience week after week. The value of discipleship ministries within the church is beyond description. It is my desire to see our members engaged in a regular discipleship ministry that helps them be increasingly conformed to the image Christ. I am humbled that I am able to serve alongside such devoted leaders, and thank God for the opportunity to be used by Him to accomplish His purposes.”