In 2002 while we was traveling in Florida
holding some revival meeting, right before we were return home
to the church we were pastoring God spoke to me to “build a
new church”. We
returned with great expectations the church we were pasturing
had grown, we needed more room.
I will never forget 2002 a year of great promise, great
trial, great let-down, great victory.
Time wouldn’t allow to share the transition let me say
it was quite a journey, but I do know the third week of January
2002 God spoke into me, nine months later the third week of
September we stood at the door at 1901 Point of Rocks Rd. with
key in hand, to not just build a new building, but also to build
a new church.
Prior to that time we had started a 40 day
in-house rehab for men with addictions we called it Rehoboth
House out of the 26th chapter of Genesis, we
discussed a name for our new church, we decided to call it
Rehoboth Worship Center. Issac’s
well in Genesis 26 was free of strife and contention, a place
where the Lord made room for them and they could be fruitful in
The building we started in new has become a
temporary fellowship hall, God allowed us to build a beautiful
10,000 sq. ft. building the 8 ˝ acres, gave us great a great
staff of people to perform the work of ministry, with much to be
done there is room for you at Rehoboth!
||Pastors David and Patsy Emge
Sometime in the later part of 1979, God begin to deal with
them to surrender, little did they know or recognize that God
would raise them up to do his work on this earth. God did
a quick work and in 1981 with very little experience launched
them out in Evangelistic work with 5 children, traveling full
time preaching in small churches, auditoriums and with a gospel
tent, having powerful out pouring of God's Spirit, great
platforms of opportunity including radio and television.
I believe this was a great training process for what God had
in store for their ministry, after growing tired of full-time
ministry in the early 90's they settled down in Wilmington,
Delaware, traveling some, preaching in local churches, helping
to strengthen the body of Christ.
Somewhere in their messages was the great desire to equip,
strengthen, mature the saints, even though salvation was
preached and countless souls saved, there was always this divine
call to build up the church.
Some time in 1996, God opened a door to drive twice a month
to Richmond, VA and in as Pastor of a church, somehow it turned
to 3 times a month, then 4 and in 1999 after much prayer and
reasoning with some of their children who had followed them to
Delaware to live, they made the move to Richmond area.