Rev. Ed Krueger


About our Pastor


"If you haven't been to Emmanuel recently, you haven't been to the new Emmanuel." That's how I see it. 

I'm Pastor Ed Krueger and I'm a small part of the fantastic group of believers here at Emmanuel, Clovis. As the pastor of Emmanuel I can tell you this: this church is a lot of fun! It rocks!  And that's A-OK with me. I just happen to believe that worship and hanging out with Christians ought to be a lot of fun. 

I also love the name, "Emmanuel." It means "God' with us." That's the focal point of the church and its message to the community.

I grew up in Minnesota, attended Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, and asked for a church out West. They gave me West Fargo, North Dakota! That was a lot of fun. Good people. Fun waiting for the one day of summer.

But soon it was California for me. I spent 20 years down in Southern California and about 12 years as the mission executive for the region of Central and Northern California, Hawaii, and Nevada. 

My wife's name is Karen. We have four children and 5 grandchildren. 

That's enough of an intro. 

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Pastor Ed Kruger - Biography (pdf)