New Beginnings Week at EC!

Make plans to join us as we kick off the semester with New Beginnings Week, beginning on Tuesday, January 12 at 11a.m. This is our annual “spiritual reset” as a campus community where we will sing, pray, and be taught by an outstanding pastor and Bible teacher, Hans Hess. Be sure to check your online CRIS schedules to find your newly assigned chapel location.

Evening services will be held Tuesday (1/12) through Friday (1/15), at 7:30p.m. in the Swails Center. Attendance is voluntary for these in-person services. We will also stream to the Emmanuel College page (@EmmanuelCollegeGA) on Facebook Live.

All of the evening services will be held in the Swails Center for on-campus students, faculty, and staff, and will be streamed online to the Emmanuel College Facebook page for commuters and online students. We hope you will join us!

It is highly encouraged for on-campus students, faculty, and staff to attend in-person if possible, though it is a necessarily optional worship experience due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Social distancing and masks will be required for the in-person experience in keeping with the Emmanuel College COVID-19 Response Plan.

Get to know Pastor Hans:

Hans Hess is an author, sought after speaker, and serves on multiple boards for the International Pentecostal Holiness Church, which holds over two million members and affiliates in 103 countries. Hans is the Senior Pastor of Fountain of Life, a multi-campus church, reaching thousands of people every week. Hans regularly conducts evangelistic and healing services overseas and speaks at churches, conferences and various events every year across the United States. 

Hans is an active member of the scholarly community, holding a BA in ancient history from the University of Kentucky, an MDiv in practical theology from Regent University and is a PhD candidate in historical theology.

Hans’ book “First Passage” explores the foundation of Christianity and the transition through life as a new believer. Hans is also a gifted musician, releasing his debut album “Set Free” in 2013. Hans has two children, one grandchild, and makes his home in Camden, North Carolina.