Our Location Pastor
Pastor Joe and Sara Banks
Joe and Sara Banks started their ministry journey at James River Church in Ozark, MO in the fall of 2006 while attending Central Bible College. Before coming to Minnesota as the Location Pastors at Emmanuel Lakeville, the Banks served as Youth Pastors in Texas and Illinois, Nextgen pastors in Georgia, and most recently the District Youth Directors for the state of Georgia. After several years of district ministry leadership, the Banks family excitedly walked through the open door to return to local church ministry. Joe and Sara met in the fall of 2006 and married two years later. They currently have two children, Judah and Brynlee. Joe and Sara are passionate about helping people find life in Jesus and creating family among the people of God. They truly believe the best is yet come for Emmanuel Lakeville!