In February 2021, Immanuel Community Church called their first pastor, Rev. Chris Donnelly.  He is a graduate of University of Tennessee, Knoxville, received his Masters of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary Charlotte and is currently working on the course requirements for his Doctorate of Ministry. Originally from upstate New York, Chris spent the first ten years of his career working in the accounting department of a Finnish based paper machine manufacturer. With the closing of the Charlotte facility, he attended seminary, interned at a church in South Carolina, and has served the Lord and His people in daily ministry since 2007 in Maryland and Tennessee. Pastor Chris’ primary ministry influences are John Calvin, John Knox, and Ligonier Ministry. He and his wife, Kathy, have four children, Meredith, Zachary, Grace, and Emily. He is currently a Teaching Elder in good standing in Vanguard Presbytery.