Our Lead Pastor

Emmanuel Igwe is a Certified Christian therapist. He holds a BS degree from Cambridge State University, a master’s degree in counseling psychology from Liberty University in Lynchburg Virginia, an Educational Specialist degree from Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, and a PhD in Health Psychology and Behavior Medicine from North Central University in Prescott, Arizona.

He also holds a post-graduate certificate in Disaster Medicine & Management from Philadelphia University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is a certified Chaplain and member of the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education. Emmanuel has served as associate pastor with Cornerstone Church in Greenville, South Carolina, senior pastor of the Christian Outreach also in Greenville, South Carolina. He has traveled to several parts of the world teaching in international conferences and seminars. 

His passion is to develop, train, and equip leaders for global impact. He is the founder and director of Hope Ministry Network, a 501 (C) 3 organization and Hope Africa Mission Projects. Emmanuel is currently the Director of The Hope Center. The Hope Center is a domestic violence prevention program serving Greenville, Spartanburg, Cherokee and Pickens counties.

He is the author of “You are more than you think”, and “Making Every Moment Count”. He has Served as the NIDOA-BOD Treasurer and a member of the South Carolina international task force for the Greenville Forward Vison 2020. Emmanuel is a certified Human Rights Consultant (USIDHR). He is married to Nnenna Igwe (MD), an associate professor of anatomy and physiology at Anderson University and a Global Health Specialist. They have three children, Emmanuel Jr., David, and Jesse.

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