Doug was raised in Louisville and remembers when horses trotted down the bridle paths that used to trace their ways down Southern and Eastern Parkways. Doug is married to Joy and together they minister to many at Immanuel in countless unseen ways. Doug works at an architectural firm in the Louisville metro area and has also pastored churches in rural Shelbyville, KY as well as Louisville. Doug loves to garden and can readily tell you at any time of the year what the last frost date will be. Regardless of what that date is, in accordance with Louisville tradition he will only plant his garden on the first Saturday in May, which is Derby Day.
Dominic and his wife Rebecca have two children they adopted from Ethiopia, Levi and Sophia. Dominic leads at a local financial technology company geared towards financial institutions. He is constantly helping people think about how to use their gifts and skills for the Lord. Dom proudly hails from Texas, hopelessly pulls for Houston sports teams, and fervently longs for someone in Louisville to make good BBQ and Mexican food.
Tom and Robyn (Aug 1995) have three daughters: Brooklyn (1999), Kylie (2001), and Jadyn (2005). They moved to Kentucky from Arkansas in 2012 to provide discipleship and mentoring in a partnership between Southern Seminary and FamilyLife, where they’ve served since 2005. They are thankful for how the Lord has grown each of them closer in fellowship with the Lord and the body of Christ at Immanuel since they became members in 2015. Tom became a pastor in 2017 after serving faithfully as a Gospel Community Group leader. The Scotts enjoy biking and playing games together and with friends.
Jonny hails from the great Northern Ireland and came to Louisville in 2010. He and his wife, Janaye, have two boys, Owen and Walter, and two girls, Margaret and Evelyn. Jonny enjoys a wide variety of recreational activities like reading, grilling out, playing rugby with the boys, and watching baseball (while his wife explains the rules). The Lord has gifted him in teaching and serving others in hospitality along with his wife.
Pastor Jones was born and raised in a town in the North West Region of Cameroon in Africa, and God gave him new life when he was teenager through the preaching of a missionary. He’s married to the love of his life, Nicoline, and together they have three boys, Nethanel, Mishael, and Eliezer. The Lord has gifted Jones in preaching and shepherding the saints, and he’s excited to help Immanuel grow up into maturity in Christ. In his free time, he’s usually got his nose buried in a book.
Jay became an elder in June of 2017. He grew up in the hills of Northeast Alabama, but he relocated to Louisville with his local Louisville wife, Amy. Jay and Amy have three children: Anna, Judson, and Benjamin. Jay teaches ESL to international students and trains future teachers as well. If he had free time, it would be spent outdoors hiking with the family or hunting. Fun fact: It was only after joining they learned that Amy’s grandma had been baptized at Immanuel when she was a girl!
Matthew is a true Renaissance man: coffee shop owner, outdoor adventurer, purveyor of eclectic goods, compassionate people-person, loving father & husband—and now, caring pastor. Matthew and his wife, Aleasha, have three daughters, and they’ve all been dearly loved Immanuel members for a while now. Matthew serves Immanuel by overseeing a number of Gospel Community Groups and bringing his “nothing is impossible” wit to the elder board.
Nick moved to Louisville from the great state of Oregon. He is married to Sarah, the love of his life. Both were saved while in college through the glorious message of the gospel. They praise God for giving them three beautiful girls, Adelina, Julianna, and Anastasia, to raise in the fear and admonition of the Lord. Nick and Sarah love the outdoors and spending time with friends. Nick is praying the Lord leads them to plant a church in Boulder, Colorado, but while in Louisville is eager to see Immanuel Baptist Church grow into the image of Jesus Christ.