Our Ministry Team

  • Senior Pastor: Dr. Chris Workman

    My name is Chris Workman. I am originally from Kenova, WV, but I have spent the majority of my adult life in Kentucky. I was blessed to have grown up in a Christian home and, by God’s grace, trusted in Christ for salvation at the age of 7.  The Lord called me to ministry shortly after graduating high school.


    I married my wife Sarah in December of 2012. Sarah is a native of Louisville, KY. We have two daughters.


    I have a Bachelor of Arts in Expository Preaching and Pastoral Leadership from Boyce College, a Master of Divinity in Christian Ministry from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY, and a Doctor of Ministry in Church Revitalization from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC. I have pastored churches in Eastern Kentucky and Southwest Ohio.


    I am excited that God has called me and my family to Immanuel Baptist Church. My passion is to reach the lost through evangelism and missions and to help believers grow in their faith through discipleship. My favorite verse is Psalm 115:1 Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to your name give glory, for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness! This verse is the driving force in my life and ministry. I want everything I do, and everything our church does, to bring glory to God and not to ourselves.

  • Minister of Education and Worship: Scott Wiggins

    My name is Scott Wiggins and I have served here at Immanuel Baptist for over 28 years. I was the Youth Pastor for many years and now I serve as Minister of Education and Worship. We have a blended style of worship where we sing some of the older hymns many of us grew up with and also a lot of the newer more contemporary songs we hear on Christian radio.

    I am a South Carolina native with two incredible sons that are both very talented and I am blessed beyond belief. I struggle alongside many of you as we attempt to raise Godly children in an increasingly challenging culture. It’s a tough responsibility but one we must not grow weary in doing. My life passage is Habakkuk 3:17-19 “Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior. The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of the deer, he enables me to go on the heights.”

  • Student Pastor: Chris Gore

    My name is Chris Gore. I am originally from Huntsville, Alabama.  I married my wife in 2004 and we have three children. I graduated from Thomas Edison State University with a degree in communication. Currently I am pursuing my Masters of Divinity in Christian Ministries from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville.  One of my favorite verses is Isaiah 6:8 which says: “Then I heard the voice of the Lord say, whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said “Here am I Lord. Send me.” I believe that as Christians we should all stand ready to go where God calls us to go. My goal is to provide a fun and safe environment for children, youth, and their families to learn about the Lord and gain the confidence they need to step up and go where God calls them in their lives.

  • Administrative Assistant Shannon Smith

    I am originally from Clarksville, Indiana. I have been serving at Immanuel Baptist Church since August of 2017. I have been married since December 1995, and have two wonderful children. I am very blessed to work in such an amazing church. "For the ministry of this services is not only supplying the needs of the saints but is also overflowing in many thanksgivings to God." 2 Corinthians 9:12