Steven Meriwether

Senior Pastor

Steven H. Meriwether became the pastor of Immanuel on May 1, 2008. Steven came to Immanuel from St. Charles Avenue Baptist Church, New Orleans, Louisiana, where he served as senior pastor for 15 years.
A native Nashvillian, Steven grew up in the farming community of Una near Percy Priest Lake. After graduating from McGavock High School, he received a Bachelor of Science degree from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro. In 1985 he received his Master of Divinity from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.
Prior to serving at St. Charles Avenue Baptist Church, Steven served at Knollwood Baptist Church, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, first as minister for youth and families, then as associate pastor. During his years in seminary he also served at the Hiseville Baptist Church, Hiseville, Kentucky, and the Boulevard Baptist Church of Anderson, South Carolina. 
Steven is a mission-minded pastor, having led his St. Charles Avenue congregation through the aftermath of hurricane Katrina. Shortly before leaving New Orleans he led a group of volunteers in building a house for a Katrina survivor in the 9th Ward. In his spare time he enjoys farming, gardening and walking.
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