Pastor Bryan Treadway
Bro. Bryan Treadway became Pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church, April, 2007. He was raised in the Church of Christ and taught to be religious. As a senior in high school and going to college at the same time, he began to seek the truth about God and religion. After graduation, God amazingly and providentially put him in a series of events surrounded by people, and in certain circumstances for him to be convicted by the Holy Ghost and shown his need of a Savior. He was saved and called to preach in July, 1992.
Rejecting his own desires and career path, he allowed God to once again work in wonderful ways where he wound up serving God in many different capacities as a young Christian. He attended Faith Baptist Institute and sat under Dr. Sammy Allen for a year before moving to Newport, TN, where he worked with Dr. Larry Wells in Calvary Baptist Tabernacle. God called him to the mission field in 1994, the same year he met his wife, LeAnne. They were married on June 3, 1995, joined Turkey Ridge Baptist Church under Dr. Johnny Jones, and was ordained for the ministry and sent out of the church. They left for Papua New Guinea in September of 1996, and served three years in the country before having to return due to Pastor Treadway’s continued bouts with Malaria.
After taking some time to recover physically from the life changing illness, God led Pastor Treadway to a mission work, Grace Baptist Church, in Marlinton, WV, where he served as a missionary-pastor for eight years. Pastor Treadway and his Pastor, Johnny Jones, knew God did not want him there permanently but to treat it as a mission work and build it for someone to come take over. Grace Baptist Church voted Joshua Jones in as pastor of the church in March of 2007. The same month Emmanuel Baptist Church’s former pastor Bro. Tom Williams retired and Bro. Bryan Treadway was voted in to succeed him. Pastor Treadway took over Emmanuel Baptist Church on the first Sunday evening in April, 2007.
Pastor and Sister LeAnne have eight children that God has blessed them with. Jonathan is their oldest and was born on the field in Papua New Guinea in 1997. Hannah was born five years later in West Virginia, followed by Nathan in 2004 and Levi in 2006, both in West Virginia as well. Abigail was born in Abingdon back in 2009, Lydia was born in 2010, Anna Ruth was born in 2012 and their latest daughter Rebekah was born in 2014. Pastor and Sister LeAnne are both very grateful to their parents as well and maintain a close relationship with them.