EMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH
201 Breaden Lane
Property on North Chestnut Street was purchased in May 1949 for $775.00. The first unit (31'by 60" basement) was voted upon on June 29, 1949. The church adopted their constitituion on March 1, 1950. The house and property next door to the church was purchased in July 1954. The upper story over the basement was erected with the aid of a Home Mission Board loan in 1954.
The Sunday School attendance grew so much that in 1971, the church purchased a home on High Street to be used as a parsonage instead of the house next to the church. The house was then converted into Sunday School space.
Five acres were purchased on Breaden Lane in 1973 for $10,000 for future relocation. September 1976 groundbreaking services were held. With a loan of $100,000 plus $47,000 in cash, the building was constructed in June 1983. There was 183 Carpenters for Christ that helped erect the present facilities. These men came from Alabama Ohio, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas. The building was build in five and one half days. October 1, 1983 dedication services were held.
Emmanuel Baptist Church has started three missions that have grown into churches: French City Southern Baptist Church Gallipolis; Grace Baptist Church McArthur; and Faith Baptist Church Wellston.
Throughout the years, Emmanuel Baptist Church has been supportive to Scioto Valley Baptist Association. Numerous meetings, seminars and training events have been held at the facilitites. Seeing the need to help a sister church this church partnered with Countryside Baptist Church, Bidwell, Ohio to help with their completion of the facilities. This congregation continues to reach out to the Jackson community through many unique ministries such as: Nursing Home Ministry, Back to School Supplies, Jackson Food Pantry, Queen's Treatment Center, Homecomings, Mother's Day Banquets and Vacation Bible School are all a highlight.