Staff Members

Scott Wade

Pastor Scott Wade began his ministry as Emmaus’ senior pastor in June 2018. Pastor Scott graduated from Tabb High School in York County.  After high school he graduated from Carson Newman University in 2001 with a bachelor’s in business management while playing football for the Eagles. Pastor Scott worked the next nine years in sports ministry with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes as area representative over the peninsula and middle peninsula. Prior to his position at EBC, he was youth and associate minister at Temple Baptist Church in Newport News. Pastor Scott finished his Master’s of Theology from Liberty University in 2020. Pastor Scott is married to Bethany and they are blessed with four children, Isaac, Josiah, Micah, and Tirzah. Pastor Scott is passionate about sports, especially the ones his kids play, the local church, and making disciples who make disciples. Come join Pastor Scott at Emmaus Baptist Church where your church home is your church family.

Director of Youth and Technology
Mitch Myers

Mitch Myers joined Emmaus to serve as the Youth and Technology Director after moving here from Minnesota. He has degrees in Recording & Music Technology and Business in Media from Minneapolis Media Institute, and he is currently working towards a Masters of Theological Studies from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Before coming to Emmaus, he worked as an install and repair technician with CenturyLink, and he volunteered at Little Falls Alliance Church in the youth and AV departments. Mitch is married to Karin, and they are blessed with a son, Logan. He is passionate about all things technology, playing and recording music, playing video games, and talking to people about Christ.

Children’s Director
Devin Insley

Devin Insley joined Emmaus Baptist church to serve as the Children’s Ministry Director. Before coming to work at Emmaus, Devin worked at Mary Immaculate Hospital in the Operating Room. Through the recovery of a spinal cord injury, Devin became even closer to God than she was before and followed the call God had on her heart to teach the gospel which lead her to Emmaus. Devin has lived in Poquoson her whole life, and she has been married to her husband Michael for 11 years. The two of them have been blessed with two beautiful boys, Carter and Cooper.

Administrative Secretary
Lynne Bland

Lynne Bland has been the Administrative Assistant at Emmaus since June of 2006. She is a graduate of Poquoson High School Class of 1983. Lynne is married with 2 adult children and has been a Poquoson resident since 3rd grade.  

Music Director
David Knowles

David Knowles serves as the Music Director / Worship Leader at Emmaus. He and his wife, Kathi, joined Emmaus in January of 2012. Since that time, David has served as a Deacon, been a member of the Choir and Praise Team, and served on various committees. In April of 2017, he began as the Music Director, working with both the Praise Team and Choir. With a passion for music and technology, David has been instrumental in upgrading and updating the AV equipment as well as the network at the church. He also setup streaming and recording of Sunday services as well as Ms Melba’s weekly Bible study.

Outside of church, David loves to spend time with his family, especially his grandson, Allwyn.

Tori Holstine