Senior Pastor

Rev. Jonathan W. Pannell III

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Pastor Jonathan W. Pannell born in Knoxville Tennessee and raised in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Pastor Jonathan comes to Emmanuel with years of ministry experience and has served many years as a youth pastor helping shape the lives of teens and young adults. 

Pastor Jonathan attended and studied business at Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, North Carolina. He also studied and graduated from University of Phoenix with a BS degree in Business Management, as well as attending Liberty University, Trevecca Nazarene University, Nazarene Bible College, Carolina School of Ministry, Trinity Bible College, and Emmanuel Baptist University. Pastor Jonathan also holds a certificate of Biblical Counseling and a Masters Degree in Theology. 

Pastor Jonathan also serves the community as a Law Enforcement Officer and Chaplain and has graduated from the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy.  

Pastor Jonathan is married to his wonderful wife and Best Friend Ashley, and they have three beautiful children Austin, Preston, and Lila.  

To top it all off Pastor Jonathan published his first book "My Spiritual Journey" in 2020, and is a certified SCUBA diver, a certified Class 1 Law Enforcement officer, a SC Notary Public, and a former licensed Real Estate Agent.

Pastor Jonathan has founded Emily's House, a local homeless shelter assisting families all over the York County area and opened seasonal shelters that have assisted in sheltering hundreds of men and women in our community.

Under the leadership and direction of Pastor Jonathan, he and ECN have been awarded the  "Hometown Hero" award from the community and CN2 News. And lead the way in disaster relief efforts across the country from Oklahoma to Louisiana.  


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Contact Pastor Jonathan W. Pannell III

Mailing Address: PO Box 12238, Rock Hill, SC 29731


Church Office: 803-328-2134

Discipleship Ministries

Holley Hinson

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Holley currently serves in Discipleship Ministries at ECN and serves as the Women’s Ministry Director leading this quickly growing ministry to an amazing new level. Holley also serves the families of ECN in many various compacities including community outreach. Over the years ECN was blessed to see Holley's life transform into a life of service and dedication to God's Kingdom. Holley has accepted her calling into the ministry and was awarded her local minister's license by Pastor Jonathan where through her calling she continues to serve ECN in various capacities. 


Rev. Bill Ulmet

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Bill Ulmet was raised in a Nazarene parsonage and graduated from Olivet Nazarene University in 1967. He taught and coached in the public school system for eight years (1967-1975). From 1975-1993 Bill pastored four churches in Catlett, Virginia; Wichita Falls University Park in Texas; New Castle Southside in Indiana; and Rock Hill West Main in South Carolina. Bill entered the field of evangelism in 1993 and is available for church revivals, youth revivals, campmeetings, and retreats.

Rev. William A. Ulmet

397 Goose Creek Ln.
Monroe, TN 38573

Phone: 217-714-0973


Children's Church Director

Ashley Pannell

Ashley Serving as First Lady of ECN married to her best friend Pastor Jonathan. Ashley also serves as our churches Children's Department Director and works weekly with the children of ECN to help build them spirituality and strengthen their walk with Jesus. Ashley is a graduate of Fort Mill High School and raised in the Fort Mill, Rock Hill area. She enjoys serving the Lord and working with the children of our church. 

  September 2021  
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