Peter Spragg - Pastor
Peter Spragg was born in Manchester, England in 1954. After graduating from college, he joined the merchant navy as a radio/electronics officer and worked for CP Ships. In this role he had the opportunity to travel the world. Peter met his wife Gill in England and were married in 1976. They have four children, who are now all married, and they have 12 grandchildren, with one more coming soon!
Both Peter and Gill became Christian's in 1979. They had been going through a struggle in their marriage and God used that to lead them to salvation. They emigrated to Canada in 1980, along with their daughter Nicola, who was two years old at the time. Since the merchant navy days, Peter has worked as an electronics foreman for the Iron Ore Company of Canada and as a salesman of electronic test equipment, prior to going to Bible college in 1983. They were originally thinking of becoming missionaries, but God had other idea's, and after graduating from Bible college he became the pastor of Bloomfield Standard church, where he served for seven years.
Peter and Gill left that church to focus on raising their family, he started a publishing business, but remained very involved in youth ministry and leading Bible studies. In 2004, God called Peter to Emmanuel Baptist Church, and he became pastor here in December of that year. "It has been amazing to be involved in the ministry here at Emmanuel," says Peter. "God has blessed us with a tremendous group of people who want to be used by God in bringing the message of salvation to Prince Edward County and beyond."