On January 25, 1977, Emmanuel Baptist Church (now called Rockwell Church) was organized and incorporated in affiliation with the Minnesota Baptist Conference (now called Converge North Central) and the Baptist General Conference (now called Converge).
We moved into our new building in 1978. Under the leadership of Pastor Dan Maxton in the early 1980’s, Our church established a missions program which has grown and continues through today.
We currently provide a level of support for 10 missionaries or missionary families including two who are serving the Lord in sensitive areas of the world. Eight of our missionary families are highlighted and shown below. Included in our annual missions budget are funds designated for Trout Lake Camps, Converge North Central, and our local Youth for Christ.
In 2005 EBC entered in to a sister church relationship with a congregation in Krasnoselya, Ukraine, which is highlighted on the Ukraine Ministry page. This relationship is very precious to us. Our church has remained committed to missions through times of abundance and also through lean times and has has been an incredible blessing for us. We are grateful that the Lord encouraged us through faithful pastors and leaders to remain a mission-minded church and we look forward to what’s ahead.
Steve and Alice Yatckoske
Nett Lake, MN
Native American Ministry
Gospel outreach on the Bois Forte Reservation
Daniel & MeLinda Nelson – Converge
Church Planter Mentor
Ministry to Pastor’s Wives (MeLinda)
Bob & Gale Romig – InFaith
To evangelize, congregate, & disciple
To find by-passed people & minister to them
To use their gifts & abilities as God leads
To preach & teach
Kenny & Linda Danielson
Native American Ministry
Serving in the Lake of the Woods area of Minnesota and Canada.
All Nations New Life Center, Warroad, MN
Northwest Angle & Windigo Island Reserves, Ontario, Canada
Bob & Lisa Schwartz – MMS Aviation
At MMS, Bob is the Director of Training. Bob and Lisa’s passion is to prepare people to not just survive, but thrive in their missionary service. Bob obtained an FAA mechanic certificate in 2006.
Joel & Jeanne Ramirez
Converge North Central|
Director of Hispanic Ministries
Joel coordinates with Hispanic congregations to help train leaders, plant new churches, & build relationships with existing churches to create new ministries.
Pavils & Valentina Grigas – Awana International
Regional Ministry Director, Eastern Europe
Overseeing Awana’s ministry to children across Eastern Europe