Pastor Bob Emrich has served as Pastor of Emmanuel Bible Baptist Church in Plymouth, Maine since 1993. During that time, he also worked as an educator and as Chief of Staff for the Republicans in the Maine State Senate. He serves on the Board of Directors for National Right to Life and Maine Right to Life Committee. Pastor Emrich is currently the Director of the Hope and Mercy Mission, which is an outreach and training ministry in Uganda. He travels to remote areas of Uganda to train Pastors and Church leaders. He has served as Pastor to help two previous churches recover from division and discouragement to become strong witnesses for the Lord. Bob is the founder of the Maine Jeremiah Project, which merged with the Maine Christian Civic League. (The Maine Jeremiah Project was a grassroots coalition of Christians and churches with a fourfold mission: to encourage informed prayer, to educate the Church and the people of Maine about Biblical principles and historical precedent in their state and our nation, to equip Christian people to influence public policy and to enlist them for appropriate citizen action to influence public policy.) Bob was the 2007 recipient of FRC’s “Watchman of the Year” award, and led the effort to overturn Maine’s same-sex marriage law in 2009. He served as the Northeast Church Ministry representative for the Family Research Council. Bob serves as a spiritual mentor and counselor to many Maine State legislators and was the Chairman of the Maine Christian Civic League (Maine’s Family Policy Council) having joined the effort to restore the ministry to a position of strength and effectiveness. Pastor Bob served as the first Maine State Director for the Congress Prayer Caucus Foundation and the Maine Legislative Prayer Caucus. He has been successful in recruiting Christians to run for elective office, often helping direct campaign efforts. He travels often as a speaker at Pastor’s conferences. Recently, he served as the Maine State Coordinator for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. For the last two years, Bob has faced declining health, requiring him to adopt a slower pace and during the last year has stayed closer to home to help his wife recover from a stroke. He and his wife, Debbie enjoy five children, six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.