Emerywood Calls Rev. Timothy Peoples to Serve as Senior Minister

Sunday December 10, 2017 Emerywood Baptist Church overwhelmingly voted to affirm Rev. Timothy Peoples as the 7th Senior Minister of Emerywood Baptist Church. Rev.. Peoples accepted the call to serve and will begin his tenure as Minister on Sunday January 21, 2018. We are excited to see where God leads us in this next chapter as we collectively seek to a people bringing about the Kingdom of God. We are thrilled for Rev. Peoples to call High Point and Emerywood his new home!



Jones, OK



Master of Divinity, Yale University Divinity School

Bachelors of Arts,  Religious Studies, Adrian College



Currently: Senior Minister of Emerywood Baptist Church Baptist Church

Previously:  McIver Fellow at Wilshire Baptist Church, Pastoral Resident at Wilshire Baptist Church, Associate Minister at The Congregational Church of New Canaan, Children’s Minister at Wilton Baptist Church, Resident Chaplin at Norwalk Hospital, Supply Pastor at Wilton Baptist Church, Youth Director at First Presbyterian Church of Adrian, Pastoral Associate at South Main Baptist Church

Watch Timothy’s video introduction: Click Here

What draws you to Ministry?

The beauty of this calling is people continue to allow me in their sacred spaces, whether moments of suffering or joy.  There is no other vocation that allows me to journey with another from birth to death.  It is only through ministry where you can experience the Spirit move, guide and mature a diverse body of people into a beautiful community carrying out the mission of God.


What attracts you to Emerywood?

Think.Live.Serve.Faithfully.  This is not only how Emerywood defines aspects of themselves, but this is also how so many others outside of Emerywood defines this church.  These three actions carry so much within our Christian faith.  How we think about God and our theology also influence how we live our lives and even how we serve God and one another in our world.  These actions are seen through your mission statements, values and especially in how you serve alongside your mission partners in changing the world.  



Favorite Bible Verse: “Jesus wept.” John 11:35

A Favorite Quote:  

“Sometimes it is the people no one imagines anything of, who do the things no one can imagine – Imitation Game

Favorite Cookie:  Samoas (aka – Girl Scouts Caramel Delights)

What makes me laugh?:

I am often laughing at something.  I would say what makes me laugh the most, is how brutally honest children can be.