Larry L. Emery accepted Christ as his Savior at his home in
southwestern Pennsylvania, in 1962. He was later baptized and
surrendered to the call to preach at the Butler Baptist Temple in
Butler, Pennsylvania. In 1967, this church would ordain him
into the gospel ministry.
He is a 1967 graduate of the Bible Baptist Seminary of Arlington,
Texas. In addition to his Bachelor of Divinity degree from
Texas, he also earned his Master of Theology degree from Clarksville
School of Theology, in Clarksville, Tennessee. Following
additional studies through Luther Rice Seminary, he was awarded a
Doctor of Divinity degree from The Great Commission Theological
Seminary of Rossville, Georgia.
He married his wife, Dianne, in 1967 and they subsequently joined
the staff of the Victory Baptist Church in Forest Park, Georgia.
he would later resign to accept the Pastorate of the Bible Baptist
Church of Pace, Florida. In 1973, Dr. Emery was called to be
the founding Dean of Massillon Baptist College, and Assistant Pastor
to Dr. Bruce D. Cummons, at the Massillon Baptist Temple, in
In August of 1988 the Bible Baptist Church in Ashtabula, Ohio
extended a Pastoral call that was accepted. After twelve
fruitful years, Pastor Emery resigned to return to the Massillon
Baptist Temple, this time as Pastor. As Pastor there, he was
also the President of Massillon Baptist College and Administrator of
Massillon Christian School. He resigned there in July 2006.
He would subsequently be called to Pastor the Bible Baptist
Church in Ashtabula for a second time in December 2006. The
Emery's are being used of the Lord to see this great church move
In addition to his pastoral experience and responsibilities, Dr.
Emery has served as the National President of the World Baptist
Fellowship and President of the WBF Quad State. He also has
served for over twenty years on the Missions Committee of the World
Baptist Fellowship Mission Agency, based in Arlington, Texas.
Dr. Greg A. Cole, Associate Pastor
Greg A. Cole accepted Christ as his Savior at a young age, and was
biblically baptized a few years later. He joined the Bible
Baptist Church as a teenager, along with his parents, in 1995. God
used the ministry of Pastor Emery and the Bible Baptist Church to challenge him in his relationship with Christ.
At sixteen years of age, shortly after preaching his first Bible
message during a youth night at the church, he publicly surrendered
to Godís call into the Gospel ministry.
Pastor Cole earned both a Bachelor of Divinity and Bachelor of
Religious Education Degree from the Massillon Baptist College, in
Massillon, Ohio; he graduated as valedictorian in both graduating
classes. He has also received a Master of Religious Education
Degree, and a Doctor of Pastoral Counseling Degree from
Andersonville Theological Seminary, in Camilla, Georgia, receiving
the honor of Summa Cum Laude for both degrees.
In 2003, Pastor Cole answered God's call to become the Assistant
Pastor of the Chichester Baptist Church, in Upper Chichester,
Pennsylvania. In the ten years that he spent in that ministry,
working together with his faithful wife, Kelly-Jo, he established a
thriving bus ministry, developed an active childrenís ministry, and
led numerous souls to Christ.
In 2013, Dr. Cole was invited to return to the Bible Baptist Church
to serve in the capacity of Associate Pastor. His desire is to
work together with his family and the church to glorify Christ and
expand the church's evangelistic outreach in the community.
Mrs. Dianne Emery, Church Secretary
Emery, the wife of Pastor Larry Emery, currently serves as the
church secretary for the Bible Baptist Church. She
accepted Christ as her Savior at the age of 15. She later
surrendered her life to do the will of God.
She is a graduate of the Bible Baptist Seminary, in
Arlington, Texas, with a degree in Religious Education.
She has engaged in additional studies at both Bob Jones
University and Tennessee Temple University.
Mrs. Emery has served alongside of her husband as an active
Pastor's and Assistant Pastor's wife for over 43 years.
Her experience in serving the Lord includes being a teacher in
Christian School in Georgia, Florida, and Ohio. She has
also served as Dean of Women at Massillon Baptist College, and
also taught courses there for 21 years.
Her 40 plus years in Christian ministries has afforded her
many wonderful experiences. Her sincere love for Christ
and His Word along with her winsome personality and keen sense
of humor have aided her in becoming a popular speaker for
women's seminars, retreats, and banquets.
4448 North Ridge Road West
Ashtabula, Ohio 44004
Dr. Larry L. Emery, Pastor
Dr. Greg A. Cole, Associate Pastor
Sunday School (all ages)10:00 A.M.
Sunday Morning Service11:00 A.M.
Sunday Evening Gospel Hour6:00 P.M.
Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer7:00 P.M.
We at Bible Baptist Church would like to give you a warm hearted invitation to join us in worshiping our Savior, Jesus Christ.
You will be greeted with a bright smile and a firm handshake, and will leave knowing that you have been in the presence of the Lord and His people!
We are conservative in our beliefs, and our services and music are traditional. We use only the King James Version of the Bible in our preaching and teaching ministries.
We are committed to sharing the Gospel message both in our community and around the world.
Please plan to attend
the next scheduled church service, and be our honored guest. You will undoubtedly find that Bible Baptist Church is the place
"Where Friends Become Family!"
Thank You For Stopping By We'll Look Forward To Meeting You Soon!
Bible Baptist Church is an Independent Baptist Church (IBC). As an Ashtabula Baptist church, it is about the friendliest church in Ashtabula, Ohio. The Baptist Independent church strongly adheres to the King James Version (KJV),
as we believe the King James Bible (KJB) is the most reliable translation of God's Holy Word. This Ashtabula Church has conservative music, and Bible Preaching, from the Word of God - strongly sharing the Gospel way of salvation.
Located among the churches of Ashtabula County, which neighbors Lake County, Ohio, Bible Baptist Church is located in Saybrook, on Ridge Road, and is a short drive from Kingsville, Conneaut, Geneva, Geneva on the Lake, Mentor, Madison, Jefferson, Rock Creek, and Austinburg, Ohio. We even have a few people
driving in from Albion, Pennsylvania. The church staff are baptists by conviction. Pastor Emery (Dr. Larry L. Emery) and Mrs. Emery (Dianne Emery), formerly served on the staff of the Massillon Baptist Church and Massillon Baptist College.
Associate Pastor Cole (Dr. Greg A. Cole) and Mrs. Cole (Kelly-Jo Cole) formerly served on the staff of the Chichester Baptist Church. Larry Emery and Greg Cole are serving the Lord together as fundamental baptist pastors.
Bible Baptist Church supports missionaries sent from the World Baptist Fellowship. BIMI, Baptist World Missions, and Macedonia World Missions, along with several other missions agencies.
We support many Christian publications, including the Sword of the Lord, the Baptist Vision, and Revival Fires. We have (or have had) students from our church attend Massillon Baptist College, Crown College of the Bible (Dr. Clarence Sexton), and West Coast Baptist College (Dr. Paul Chappell)
In the community, we strive to have a close relationship with the other Baptist Churches in town, including Ashtabula Baptist Church, Lighthouse Baptist Church, South Ridge Baptist Church, Lake Shore Baptist Church, and Harvest Baptist Church.
While not associated with GARB, we are a fundamentalist, regular baptist church. As a fundamental church, we seek to glorify God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit, and provide opportunities for fellowship among our members.
Like many of the churches Ashtabula, many of our members enjoy listening to WGOJ radio. Our pastors have attended meetings of the Baptist Friends in Powell, Tennessee. If you are looking for a Baptist Church Ashtabula, please come and visit us!