Emmanuel Church | 3800 Old Town Road | Huntingtown, MD 20639


Associate Pastor
Pastor Stan was born in Washington, DC, and grew up in the DC suburbs. He didn't go to church until he was fifteen years old, and even then, according to Stan, he went for the wrong reasons. He did, however, accept Jesus as his Savior and began sharing his faith with others. By the time he was eighteen, he was preaching and teaching in his church. Soon after, God called Stan into the ministry and he attended college and seminary. His first pastorate after seminary was First Baptist Church of Princess Anne where he and his family fruitfully served for five years.
God then called Pastor Stan to Hughesville Baptist Church in Charles County. The Lord greatly blessed their twelve years there, as the church tripled in attendance as well as building size.
God led Pastor Stan back to the Eastern Shore in 1994 to become the Director of Missions for Eastern Baptist Association. He thoroughly enjoyed his time working with all the different churches, missions, and new church starts.
On January 1, 2000, Pastor Stan accepted the call to become the senior pastor of First Baptist of Laurel, Maryland. He and his family served there for over sixteen years until his retirement in May of 2016. While at Laurel, Pastor Stan helped to lead the 120-year-old church from its downtown location to a new thirty-four-acre campus, eventually building a new 78,000 square-foot multipurpose building. In the last ten years, First Baptist of Laurel became one of the most multi-ethnic churches on the East Coast with a membership make-up of people from fifty-one different countries.
Since his retirement, Pastor Stan has been actively preaching and leading Capture the Vision capital fund campaigns.
Pastor Stan and his wife Diana have now been married for fifty-three years, and are currently living in Prince Frederick. Their oldest son, Tim, a band teacher in Howard County, resides in Crofton with his wife Jen and daughter April. Their middle son, Jonathan, is pastor of New Hope Church in in Bunker Hill, West Virginia, where he lives with his wife Jamie and their children Caroline and Isaac. Nathan, their youngest son, is a teacher at Chesterton Academy in Mechanicsville and lives with his wife, Kunghee, in Lusby.