Reverend Chad Flowers was elected as Pastor (Senior Pastor-elect) in December 2014 after serving EPC as Assistant Pastor since 2012, and as Youth Pastor since 2007. In August 2020, Pastor Chad transitioned to become Senior Pastor of EPC. Prior to joining the EPC leadership team, he evangelized throughout Texas and surrounding states. Pastor Chad works closely with the Pastoral Team to provide pastoral care and leadership to the EPC family. He holds a Master of Arts in Counseling and is a licensed professional counselor.
Chad and his wife, Mendy, are the proud parents of two daughters, Jadyn McKenzie and Keira Analise, and one son, Chandler Dyson.
Mendy Flowers has served EPC since 2008 in an administrative capacity and continues to oversee the day-to-day operations of the church office administration. In September 2019, Mendy stepped in as Children's Ministry Director and continues to minister in this capacity. She holds a B.A. in Communication Studies from Texas State University.
Mendy is married to Senior Pastor Chad Flowers, and has been blessed with two daughters and a son, Jadyn McKenzie, Keira Analise, and Chandler Dyson.
Reverend & Mrs. Richard Flowers were elected Senior Pastor and wife of EPC in 1980. They have been the consummate shepherd, going out of their way to touch every member, guest, and the surrounding community. In addition to their local responsibilities, Bishop Flowers serves as our North Texas District Superintendent. Renee is by his side in this great responsibility of service to the North Texas District.
Bishop Flowers and Renee have been married 45 years, and have two sons: Chad (and wife Mendy), and Chase (and wife Krista). They adore their 5 grandkids: Jadyn, Keira, Cade, Chandler, and Cash.
Reverend Simeon and wife Janice Young assumed the office of Pastoral Elder in the spring of 2013. They bring a wealth of experience and wisdom to the EPC congregation, having served in the ministry for 58 years, and as a senior pastor for 35 years. Rev. Young also served as editor of the Pentecostal Herald, an international magazine for Pentecostal believers, until his retirement in December 2014.
Rev. Young attended Western Apostolic Bible College. He and Janice have two children and four grandchildren.
Reverend Chase Flowers and his wife and family are excited to embark on a new journey as they follow their calling to become our very first daughter-work church planter. They have a burden for their very own city, Forney, Texas. Pre-launch services are underway as they work towards their launch on February 5. Along with serving as a daughter work pastor, Chase is serving as the North Texas District Youth Secretary since 2019.
Chase holds a M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from The University of Texas at Dallas. He and his wife, Krista, are blessed with two amazing sons and one daughter, Cade, Cash, and Kallie.
Micah and Lisa Eldredge have been involved in various capacities of music ministry for many years, and joined the leadership team in 2010 as Music Director. They oversee a dynamic music program consisting of an adult choir and children's choir, an ensemble, anointed vocalists, and a talented band.
Micah holds a B.A. in Accounting, and Lisa a B.Ed. They have six children: Liam Alexander, Emma Elizabeth, Liana Elise, Ellie Nicole, Luke Emerson, and Efrem Graham,
Stephanie brings a wealth of knowledge and further ministry to the EPC Team. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Southern Connecticut State University. Her experience in leadership, management, project/program management, recruiting, coaching and mentoring will help Emmanuel build a connective and inclusive culture through our Connect Groups. She has also led the Hyphen Young Adults Ministry for 9 years and our Drama Ministry for 7 years. Her perspective on servant leadership is exampled in all she does in the church setting.
Shanna and Janice make a dynamic team! They lead our Wednesday and Sunday Children's Ministry teams that comprise of approximately 25 volunteers who serve weekly. Shanna and Janice are both passionate about the salvation of our children. Thus, they work together to be creative in their approach of teaching every child about Jesus Christ in a fun and demonstrative manner. Worship is a key element that is implemented each week whether in our collective time of worship and music or in the classroom setting.
These ladies have both raised up disciples of Christ in their own families and have grandchildren whom they have a hand in leading to Christ. They love children and enjoy ministering in this capacity!
Samuel is a 2019 graduate of Indiana Bible College in Indianapolis, IN with a major in Missiology. After graduation, Sam pursued his love for ministry and joined our team as Pastoral Assistant to the Senior Pastor. In October 2022, Sam began to lead our Student Ministries. Each Wednesday, our students meet for worship and a dynamic time in the Word. Each Sunday, they come together in classes for interactive lessons. As well, throughout the year, Sam leads our students to enjoy special events and activities.
Sam is soon-to-be married to his fiance, Sabrina Mendez, who is excited to join him in leading the Student Ministries.
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Glenda has been a faithful volunteer in any aspect of ministry with a need for many years. Glenda has managed our Life Lines Bookstore from the conception. She continues to see this as a ministry and takes pride in providing the congregation with this amenity.
As well, Glenda is the primary contact when the EPC facilities are rented for outside events and ministry events. She shares her experience of decor and event directing.
Glenda became employed by the church when she became the Church Treasurer in February 2011. She works with the church administration on managing funds and budgeting for upcoming transactions. We are grateful for her love for the work of God in all she does.
Shortly after Renee Taylor and her late husband relocated to the Dallas Area, she became an integral part of ministry at Emmanuel. In addition to her roles in Music Ministry, Student Ministry and Nursery Ministry, Renee serves gladly as Administrative Assistant during the week.
Renee enjoys her family, daughter, Evelyn and husband, Mike and their 4 children, and daughter, Crystle.
After many years of servicing the church as a volunteer and upon retirement, Jesus was added to the team in 2016. He has been a valuable part ever since. The campus is well taken care of and continues to serve our church needs due to him as a wonderful asset.
Jesus is married to Mary Beth. Together, they enjoy their family, Jonathan with wife, Nayeli and granddaughter, Sienna and daughter Lorna.