This Sunday

Songs & Hymns // Pastor Ward Young

Sermon // Pastor Jeff King

Fighter Verse of the Week.

[but] God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

- Romans 5:8

When churches memorize Scripture together, the members deepen their dependency upon God’s Word, grow in Word-centered friendships, enrich their prayers for one another, and build unity that is essential to the body of Christ (Ephesians 4:13–16, Colossians 3:14). This is why, with the aid of Fighter Verses, a ministry of Truth:78, Immanuel is seeking to memorize Scripture together throughout 2024. The weekly memory verse is shared in the bulletin, the Immanuel Connect, and implemented into the Sunday School hour, with helpful resources available here, in the Immanuel app, and also in the bookstore (coming soon). May the Word of Christ dwell in us richly during 2024, that we may teach and admonish one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in our hearts to God (Col. 3:16).

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Special Announcement.

Deacon Candidate Testimonies

At the upcoming members' meeting on May 15th, we will have the joy of voting on deacon candidates to serve our Immanuel family. Therefore, we ask that you listen to their testimonies beforehand as you prepare to vote. Those testimonies can be accessed on the Immanuel app (under the "More" tab) or Until then (and even afterward), be praying for these candidates and their families.

Deacon Nomination

Mike Burke

Reid Monahan



Upcoming Events.

Introducing Immanuel // April 14th–May 8th

Are you looking for a community to walk the Christian life out with? If so, join us on April 14th, 21st, 28th, and May 8th for Introducing Immanuel, Sunday mornings at 9:00a. Introducing Immanuel is the best way to learn about who we are as a body of believers. Pastors will explain the basics of Immanuel's vision, family life, and beliefs. 

Please note that all class sessions of Introducing Immanuel are required for church membership. Register here.


Crossings Bake Sale & Craft Fair Fundraiser // April 21st

On Sunday, April 21st, after service, there will be a bake sale and craft fair fundraiser in the Fellowship Hall! All proceeds go towards our future campers and their fee to attend Crossings Kid’s Camp this July. Thanks and we look forward to your support of our future Crossings campers!


Manliness Camping Trip // April 25th–27th

Immanuel Men // Join us on April 25th–27th for our next men’s camping trip. Get ready to learn wilderness and navigation skills with other men at Immanuel because we've invited a celebrity guest bushcraft instructor! Contact Josh Austin or Josh Yuen for more details.


IY Fourth Friday: End-of-Year Celebration // April 26th

Immanuel Youth Families // On April 26th, Immanuel Youth is kickstarting the final lap of the IY year with an end-of-year celebration! Join us, 6:00–8:00p, at the Ogle Foundation Woodland Pavilion in Broad Run Park for a casual night of food, yard games, and a time of encouragement for our graduating seniors. All IY students and families are welcome!

The event is potluck style, so please sign up here to contribute to the festivities.


Speaking Up for the Voiceless // April 26th–27th

On April 26th-27th, Speak for the Unborn and Lifeline Children's Services will host a weekend workshop at Immanuel called Speaking Up for the Voiceless. The event will equip you to share the gospel with pro-choice friends and family, as well as connect you with opportunities to care for vulnerable families in our community. Registration is $10 and includes dinner on Friday evening and breakfast on Saturday morning. For more information and to register, visit


Men's Ministry Breakfast // May 11th

Immanuel Men // Mark your calendar for May 11th, 8:00–9:30a, in the Fellowship Hall, for our next Men's Ministry Breakfast. The breakfast is for all men and boys of Immanuel, as well as, guests. More details to come!


Immanuel Members' Meeting // May 15th

Mark your calendar for Wednesday, May 15th, 6:30p, for our next members' meeting. As this is an important rhythm in the life of our church, we hope you make plans to gather with us!


Immanuel Women's Ministry Annual Conference // June 7th–8th

Immanuel Sisters // Join us, June 7th–8th, for Life in the Body: Immanuel Women’s 2024 Annual Conference. Register before May 3rd and save $5. Registration closes Friday, May 17th. Click here to register. Hope to see you there!

*Childcare not provided
**Finances a problem? Please contact Patti Withers!


D3 Youth Camp // June 17th–20th

Immanuel Youth (Rising 9th–12th) // Immanuel Youth is going back to D3 Youth Camp this summer, June 17th–20th!
D3 Youth Camp is a four-day discipleship camp hosted by Boyce College, crafted for Christian high school students to develop and mature their faith. Discipleship through the study of God’s Word is at the core of D3 and this is reinforced through trusted teaching, singing the gospel, and key small group moments. The desire of D3 is for students to leave encouraged, equipped, and connected to their local church.
Find out more and register today here! Use the code IBCLOU during registration and be sure to select Immanuel Baptist Church-Louisville on the drop-down menu. If finances are a concern, contact Cody Farthing to discuss possible assistance options.

Limited spots are remaining, so be sure to register soon.


Fourth Street Camp // June 24th–28th

Save the date! Fourth Street Camp will officially be on June 24th28th at Immanuel! Fourth Street Camp is a free evening camp for kids entering 3rd–8th grade. More details to come!


The Nations Next Door // July 14th–18th

Immanuel Youth (Rising 8th–12th Grade) // This summer, July 14th–18th, join Immanuel Youth for The Nation's Next Door: A summer mission and service experience. Partnered with Refuge International, The Nations Next Door gives students a weeklong overnight opportunity to learn about God’s heart for the nations and engage them—right here in Louisville! Here's what to expect:

You will be introduced to various types of ethnic foods, have the opportunity to visit a Buddhist temple or mosque and will attend an ethnic Christian church service.

You will have the opportunity to plan and implement an outreach to an ethnically diverse apartment complex. Examples include backyard bible clubs, community cook outs, VBS, community carnival, etc.

You will hear testimonies from refugees resettled here in Louisville as well as former and current foreign and local missionaries.

You will experience a taste of what is it like for refugees during their first few months of arriving in the United States through this fun interactive simulation.

The cost is only $140, which covers, lodging, food, programming, a camp journal, bag, and t-shirt. If finances are a concern or you have any other questions, feel free to reach out to Cody Farthing at Interested? Register today!



Mercy Homes

In our efforts to ensure that no need goes unmet among Immanuel's members (Acts 4:34), our deacons seek to connect short-term housing needs with members who are able to open their homes to meet those needs. If you have a room, a basement or garage apartment, or even just a couch that you are willing to offer up to a member who might find themselves in a housing crisis, please let our deacons know by filling out this form.


Volunteer for IK Nursery

In the Immanuel Kids ministry, we partner with parents to pass on the kingdom to the next generation. We feed these little ones two things: truth and love.

From Come Ye Children by Charles Spurgeon:  "The most mature and educated in the church are not too good or unsuited for this work. We must not think that because we have other services to do or gifts to share that we should not take an interest in this holy work. But in all kindness and according to our opportunities, we must stand ready to help the little ones and to cheer those whose chief calling is to minister to them. This message comes to all of us: Feed my lambs (John 21:15)."

Will you feed our littlest lambs the truth and love during our worship service? It is incredibly rewarding. And it is also hard work. Many hands lighten that load, which means…we need YOUR hands to contribute to this evangelistic work.

You would serve once in a 6-week period, 10:00a-11:55a. Please click here to fill out an application! 



Mercy Needs Form

The Lord provides for the needs of his people and has appointed deacons in the church to help administer this provision so that there would not be a needy person among us at Immanuel. If you are aware of a need that the Lord might meet through the care of our deacons, please make our deacons aware of it through our Mercy Needs Form.


Ways to Give

Thank you so much for your continued worship of our great God through your faithful giving. When we exclusively moved to mailed checks and online giving, you responded. Because of your sacrificial giving, we have been able to continue fully supporting our missionaries, our ministries, and our staff.

We are pleased to share that, not only can you give online, but you can now give in person once again! Giving boxes are located near the sanctuary exits.


Immanuel App

Want a simple resource to help stay connected at Immanuel? Download the new Immanuel app here. While still currently a work in progress, expect to see future resources coming to the app that will integrate with Breeze to better serve our church body.


Gifts Assessment

As we study our community we are seeking to identify the burdens, needs, and desires of our neighbors. The key to serving our community is to locate all available church assets and begin connecting them to these burdens and needs. As a church, God has equipped us with many gifts, talents, and resources to be used to serve one another, as well as, those around us. So, would you share the ways God has gifted you to serve? We would love to know! Please take a few minutes to fill out this gifts assessment form. 


Resources for Families

We are grateful to offer a nursing mothers' room located off the balcony on the 2nd floor. Furthermore, a cry room is available in the fellowship hall. Both locations offer the service streamed. For directions, view our building map by clicking the desired room above.