Our History

The Emmaus Bible Fellowship Church was founded in the heart and Spirit of Ministers Vincent B and Vanessa M. Ligon many years ago, and came to fruition in October of 2001. During the visionary stage of this ministry, the church name and theme were derived from Luke 24:13-35 where Jesus, after the resurrection, expounded on the scriptures to the men on the Emmaus Road resulting in their hearts experiencing the burn!
A prayer, praise and purpose service was held on Saturday October 20, 2001 to give honor to the Lord and to unveil the vision and calling that God deposited into the Spirit of Minister Ligon. The first Sunday Service was held on November 4, 2001, in the basement of the Ligon’s household, with 17 people in attendance.
The offering of membership was delayed to provide an opportunity for those interested, to hear and evaluate the vision and the 12 Statements of the Church. On December 16, 2001, membership was first offered with 18 people committing to being a part of the Emmaus Bible Fellowship Church Family. Pre-membership classes were conducted and the first graduation was held.
Due to the eternal work of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, we as believers of the Gospel of Jesus Christ are forever grateful for our place in God’s family and is therefore instructed to give back to God, ourselves for the building of His kingdom. Therefore as a CHURCH of Jesus Christ as a local assembly we will adhere to the BIBLE The Word of God (Acts 20:27). It is therefore, our intent to direct this gathering of God in the things of our Lord Jesus Christ so that, we as a local body of believers in Jesus Christ may be found faithful to the task.
We believe that God has called us to the area of South Euclid, Ohio to do His will, but not only South Euclid, but also to reach out to the surrounding areas of; Euclid, Ohio Richmond Hts.,Ohio, Lyndhurst, Ohio Cleveland Hts.,Ohio as well as Cleveland, Ohio. We know that this will and can be an overwhelming task that in our own power and strength we cannot do, but we believe with God all things are possible to them who trust and love the Lord.