Upon this Rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell will not prevail!
Emmanuel Fellowship Church of God in Christ began weekly Tuesday night Bible studies in Siler City at the National Guard Armory under the direct leadership of Bishop Otis Lockett, Sr., in 1991. Officiating the services were Minister Joseph Washington and founding members, Bro. Arnold and Sis. Jackie Headen. By 1993, church construction was completed at 336 Alston Bridge Rd. In this same year, Bishop Lockett stepped in and served for 6 years as the Senior Pastor and founded PDY, Positive Direction for Youth, a community outreach for at-risk youth in Siler City. On November 30, 1999, Elder Charles Faison was installed as Senior Pastor and served for 5 years. In October 2004 Elder Darius Martin was appointed Executive Pastor and was later installed by Bishop Lockett, Sr. as Senior Pastor on March 12, 2006. After 13 years of leadership, Pastor Martin entered retirement. On July 1, 2017, Elder Myron Miller was installed as the Senior Pastor under the leadership of Bishop Patrick Wooten. Emmanuel Fellowship is joined with NC 3rd Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction in the Church of God in Christ.