Our Staff

Dr. Bill Wardlaw, Interim Pastor

Dr. Wardlaw accepted the church's call in October, 2016, to become the
Interim Pastor and lead IBC through the Intentional Interim Ministry
process.  He and his wife June currently reside in New Boston, TX.  Brother
Bill has been in the active Gospel ministry over 40 years, including  28
years of service with the International Mission Board.  During their time of
overseas service, the Wardlaws resided in 10 different countries, and had a
variety of assignments, including church planting, start-up of national
Bible Schools, leadership training, and seminary teaching.  Bill enjoys
sports, jogs regularly, and loves to study and share God's Word!

Ashley Chastain, Worship Leader & Administrative Assistant

Jeff Sumner, Student Director

Jeremiah 17:7  "Blessed is the man who trust in the LORD, whose trust is the LORD."

Married to: Sandy Sumner        

Children: Ashleigh (1999) Parker (2007)

Joined Immanuel’s Staff: 2016

Education: Associate, CCAF

Favorite Books (other than the Bible):  I try not to read, rather see the movie.

When I'm not doing ministry, I love: to spend time with my family. I also enjoy TaeKwonDo, hunting, fishing, 3D printing, and watching movies.

Favorite TV Shows: Flash, Green Arrow, Top Shot are a few.

If you hit play on my iPod: you would not find any music.


Sandy Sumner, Children's Director

I became a Christian at the age of 9 after attending many Sunday School Days, VBS programs, GA’s, and camps.  I remember at camp the Lord speaking to me and I just couldn’t say anything out loud.  Later, I took the step down the isle to talk to my pastor.  Since that day, I have known that my heart and soul belongs to Jesus and I look forward to seeing him one day in heaven.  I studied nursing for several years and was always led back to working with children.  I had a home daycare for several years and worked with children in an afterschool program.  I enjoy ministering to children and seeing them grow in their faith and walk with the Lord.

Matthew 18:3 And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.

Married to: Jeff Sumner        

Children: Ashleigh (1999) Parker (2007)

Joined Immanuel’s Staff: 2014

Education:  Early Childhood Education 2002 - Clover Park, Washington State

Favorite Books (other than the Bible): I love to read anything about parenting, homeschool, children, and spiritual wellness.  

When I'm not doing ministry, I love: to spend time with my family.  We enjoy playing games and spending time outdoors hunting, fishing, and playing sports.  I also enjoy photography and creating digital and paper scrapbooks and video’s.

Favorite TV Shows:  I don’t watch much TV, so don't really have a favortie.

If you hit play on my iPod: you would find a variety of music from Christian to Country.  I LOVE music!