Emmanuel Abar, Ph.D

Pastor Abar's Bio

Pastor Emmanuel Abar is a native of Benue State, Nigeria, and a first generation Seventh-day Adventist

in his family. He first heard of the Three Angels’ Messages in 1995, and two years later, after careful study and prayers, on April 19, 1997, he was baptized into the Seventh-day Adventist Church family. His conversion happened as he was preparing to attend a Pentecostal Bible School after sensing God’s call to Pastoral ministry.

He began his pastoral ministry on September 1, 1997, with the North-East Mission of Seventh-day Adventist Church in Nigeria. His ministry background includes serving as an intern-pastor, associate pastor, church pastor, and district leader in multi ethnic churches in both rural and urban Nigeria. He has previously served as a

pastor with the Allegheny East Corporation of Seventh-day Adventists before coming to Texas Conference. Pastor Abar believes in the potency of the gospel of Christ, and the fervent prayers of the saints in transforming lives and changing human circumstances to the glory of God.

He enjoys taking morning walks with his wife and partner in ministry, Oluwabukola Abar, spending time with his family, and visiting with church family and non-church friends in the community. He has a degree in Theology, a Master of Divinity, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Religion from the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary, Andrews University. Pastor Abar has also, worked at the Center for Adventist Research, and taught as an adjunct faculty at the Theological Seminary, Andrews University.

Emmanuel and Oluwabukola have been married since 2003, and together are blessed with two wonderful children, Angel, and Michael. They have dedicated their family to serve God, their church, and their community with the love of Christ.


Eld. Samuel Nwankwoala

(Head Elder)

Eld. Sonny Isiguzo

(Asst. Head Elder)

Eld. Chidi Imo

Eld. Ugwumba Njoku

Eld. Azu-Asonye Onwudebe

Eld. Prince Andrews

Eld. Chibuike Nwaobia

Eld. Eze Osondu

Church Clerk

Sis. Adaku Abakwue

Sis. Sujata Christie

Sis. Enyinne Levy

Eld. Chidi &

Sis. Ugochi Imo

Eld. Prince Andrews

Eld. Chibuike Nwaobia

Eld. Alozie Imo

Sis. Kelechi Nwachukwu

Eld. Uzoma Umez

Sis. Akudo Olewe

Eld. Innocent Abakwue      

Eld. Okezie Ukegbu

Bro. Asonye Onwudebe Jr.

Bro. Obioma Nwakanma

Dr. Kemka Hekerem   

Sis. Nkiru Vance

Bro. Chijioke Onwudebe

Sis. Ezinwanyi Umezurike

Sis. Stella Andrews

Sis. Nneka Chidolue

Bro. Chigozirim Nwaogwugwu

Sis. Gift Iheanyi-Ewuzie

Eld. Doug Gichana

Master Guide Club

Eld. Alozie Imo

Sis. Chidinma Nnaji

Finance Committee

Bro. Azubuike Azuogu

Building Management

Bro. Felix Christie