Our Ministers

Music Director: John Henderson

Born and raised in North Bay, I studied music locally and received my grade 10 piano practical certificate in 2007. I have sung as a chorister with the North Bay Choral Society and served as organist for two major choral works in Choral Society performances.

I am a founding member of the Rapport Singers and sang tenor with Rapport for many years. Currently I am their Accompanist and President. I have served as accompanist to the North Bay and Mattawa Interlink Choirs. Currently I teach music privately. Prior to coming to Emmanuel, I had served Corpus Christi Catholic Church as their Music Director and St. John’s Anglican Church as organist and choir director, a position that I had maintained for twenty two years. I have played for numerous weddings and funerals in all denominations and continue to receive requests to do so. I am really excited about the opportunity that Emmanuel has given to me and I look forward to making music with you and to becoming a part of the Emmanuel Church Community.



Secretary: Laura Martin

I grew up in Sundridge, about 45 minutes south of here and attended the Baptist Church in Burk’s Falls until going off to college. I became a Christian when I was only 6 years old, during recess one day at school. Since then I have done my best to live for Christ and feel very blessed at the life God has given, giving and will give to me in the future.

I graduated from Georgian College in Barrie with a diploma in Executive Administration after working for a number of years once I finished high school.

I got married in 2012 to a wonderful guy named Brad Martin, once we were married I moved up to North Bay where he had been working for a few months.

I currently work in a Baptist church here in North Bay as well as in the office at Emmanuel, together they keep me pretty busy. However, I thoroughly enjoy working in an office atmosphere and am excited to bring new ideas to Emmanuel.