Kenny Hodges
Kenny is a graduate of Mississippi State University and Dallas Theological Seminary.  He has been associated with Emmanuel since the early 1970’s as a student at MSU.  For 19 years he served as leader of the music ministry and was involved in the church education program.  He has served as pastor/teacher since 2005.  Kenny and his wife Kaye have been married for 33 years and have two children, Holly and Joe Warner.


Gerald McKibben
Gerald is a graduate of Mississippi State University.  He is a semi-retired Entomologist, having spent most of his career as a Research Scientist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  He has been a member of Emmanuel for many years, having served as Deacon, Elder, and Sunday School teacher.  One of his special areas of ministry is Creation education.  Gerald and his wife Joyce have been married for 53 years and have two sons, Everett and Phillip.


Everett McKibben
Everett has been associated with Emmanuel off and on for most of his life.  A graduate of Mississippi State University and the University of Mississippi School of Medicine, he’s a Family Practitioner in his hometown of Starkville.  Everett has served on the Deacon Board of Emmanuel, and presently serves on the Elder Board.  He is Sunday School teacher for the Adult Class.  His church interests include mission trips and church finances. Everett and his wife, Rachelle, have been married for 30 years and have three children, Anne, James, and Abby.


Garry Jones
Garry has been associated with Emmanuel since the 1970’s.  He is a graduate of Florida Bible College and Delta State University.  He served as Registrar for Florida Bible College for a number of years and now serves as Financial Aid Director for East Mississippi Community College.  Gary and his wife Rhonda have been married for 25 years and have three children, Stephen, Daniel, and Hannah.


Wayne Cole
Wayne has been associated with Emanuel since 2006 where he has served on the Deacon Board and is presently serving on the Elder Board and as a substitute teacher in Adult Sunday School.  A graduate of Mississippi State University and Iowa State University, he was employed with the University of Wisconsin before returning to Mississippi State University where he served as a professor (teaching and research) for 32 years before retiring in 1995.  Wayne and Mary, his wife of 21 years, enjoy a blended family of 5 children, 12 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. (Wayne’s children: Robert and Michael) (Mary’s children: Susie, Candy, and Jonathan)


Keith Jeffries
Keith is a graduate of Mississippi State University.  He is a Library Media Specialist at Choctaw County High School and is the District Test Coordinator for Choctaw County School District.  He is also an adjunct faculty member in the College of Education at MSU.  His ties to Emmanuel go back to spring 1973.  He has served as a deacon and is an elder at Emmanuel.  He teaches the high school Sunday School class. Keith and his wife Sheila have been married 35 years.  They have nine children (Brad, Rachel, Wade, Grant, Emily, Ryan, Lori, Daniel, and Jennifer) and nine grandchildren.