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Michael Crosswhite

Pastor (serving at EBC since August 2017)

Email: crosswhite@emmanueltuscaloosa.org

Tom Allen

Minister of Children and Administration (serving at EBC since 2010)

Family: I've been married to my beautiful wife Rebekah since 2008. We have 4 children - Josiah, Addison, Angelica, and Ava Rose.

Favorite Passage: 1 Corinthians 15; Ephesians 2:1-10.

Hobbies: I enjoy spending time with my family (we especially love going to zoos and aquariums), listening to music, watching movies, and playing the drums.

Favorite Book: Adopted for Life by Russell Moore, The Cross and Christian Ministry by D.A. Carson, and all of the Chronicles of Narnia books by C.S. Lewis.

Favorite TV Show: The Office, Bones, Psych, Monk, and Phineas and Ferb.

Favorite Movie: Too many to name, but all of the Hobbit/Lord of the Rings movies, the Bourne trilogy, Saving Private Ryan, and Kung Fu Panda.

Desire for Life and Ministry: I want to be used by the Lord in teaching children as well as equipping parents and children's volunteers in order to see them build their lives on the foundation of Christ and His Word. I want to faithfully lead my family and see my children grow to love and serve Jesus.

Email: tallen@emmanueltuscaloosa.org

Jeremy Hudson

Minister of Students and Local Outreach (serving at EBC since 2013)

Family: I married my lovely bride, Laci Hudson, on December 31, 2011. We adopted our son, Jackson, in 2017.

Favorite Verses: John 1:1-18; Romans 8:1; Ephesians 2: 4-8

Hobbies: Laci and I are huge Atlanta Braves fans. April through October, we're all about some Atlanta Braves baseball. We also enjoy University of Alabama football, baseball, and basketball. Beyond watching and reading about sports, in my free time, I enjoy exercising and traveling with my wife. Some of our favorite places include Seagrove Beach, FL, Chattanooga, TN, and Atlanta, GA.

Favorite Books: Amazing Grace by Timothy George, Onward by Russell Moore, The Air I Breathe by Louie Giglio, and God Built by Steve Farrar.

Favorite TV Shows: Parks and Recreation, 24, The Blacklist

Favorite Movies: Field of Dreams, Pirates of the Caribbean, Lord of the Rings, and The Hobbit.

Desire for Life and Ministry: I desire for my life to be a constant response to the mercy and grace of God, serving Him so as to bring glory to His name alone. I want to lead my family well, loving and serving my wife, sacrificing for her, pointing her to Christ in the things I say and do. I want to guide students to the One source of true and lasting peace, Christ Jesus. My hope for students is that He would be their greatest joy and that I would be able to come alongside them, equipping them to exalt Him through the faithful teaching of scripture. I want to serve the families of students, encouraging parents and helping to equip them to disciple their children.

Email: jhudson@emmanueltuscaloosa.org

Rebekah Bracknell

Ministry Assistant (serving at EBC since 2015)

Family: I have been married to Chuck since March 9, 2002. We have two children, Trace and Sydney Lea.

Favorite Verse: James 5:16

Hobbies: I really enjoy Alabama Football, Basketball and Gymnastics. I also enjoy spending time with my family outdoors & taking our dog on walks. We also love going to the movies on rainy days.

Favorite Books: The Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie Omartian and The Little House on the Prairie series.

Favorite TV Shows: Grey's Anatomy, Shark Tank and Undercover Boss.

Favorite Movies: I am a movie Junkie so it's hard to name one. Two of my all time favorite movies are The Goonies & Can't buy me love. I also love all Star Wars movies & Jurassic Park movies.

Desire for Life and Ministry: My desire is for my relationship with Christ and those around me to flourish. I want to be a loving wife to my husband and a good example for my children and instill in them godly character traits.

Email: onlineebc@gmail.com

David Williams

Interim Minister of Music (serving at EBC since 2016)

Family: I've been married to my beautiful, supportive wife since April, 1985. We have one son, Spencer, who is in graduate school at UA earning his Masters in Marketing. Libby is the Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions for International Admissions and Recruitment and I am a senior loan officer at Alabama Credit Union

Favorite Passage: Matthew 28:20b

Hobbies: I enjoy Alabama football, singing in the Crimson Pride Barbershop Chorus, and collecting memorabilia about Margaret Mitchell and Gone with the Wind. I frequently give programs on my collection. One other hobby is planning our next trip to a Disney Park---even if we just returned from one!

Favorite Book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell and To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Favorite TV Show: Don't really have one favorite program

Favorite Movie: Just like my books, GWTW and Mockingbird. Also the Harry Potter films

Desire for Life and Ministry: There is an old hymn, "Let Others see Jesus in You". What higher calling and desire for my life is there? I pray that every day I draw closer to Him, that I allow Him to use me, and through the ministry of music, others can be brought closer to Him as well.

Email: dmwacu@aol.com

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