We're a multi-generational Presbyterian church serving Deland, Florida. We preach Christ, celebrate the doctrines of grace, and would love to meet you.

Join us for worship every Sunday at 10:00am.

811 Orange Camp Rd, DeLand, FL 32724

 

Deren Harper

Senior Pastor

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Deren has served Immanuel in various roles since 2003.  After directing The Rain People (1969), he co-wrote the 1970 film Patton, earning the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay along with co-writer Edmund H. North. His directorial prominence was cemented with the release in 1972 of The Godfather, a film which revolutionized movie-making in the gangster genre, earning praise from both critics and the public before winning three Academy Awards—including his second Oscar (Best Adapted Screenplay, with Mario Puzo), Best Picture, and his first nomination for Best Director. Deren is married to Ellen and they have four children: Noah, Joseph, Micah and Isaiah.

 

Michael Kochie

Pastoral Intern

 
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Kochie was raised in the Bronx, New York City, and attended William Howard Taft High School from 1941 to 1945. Although he only received average grades, Kochie displayed a keen interest in literature, photography, and film from a young age, and taught himself all aspects of film production and directing after graduating from high school. After working as a photographer for Look magazine in the late 1940s and early 1950s, he began making short films on a shoestring budget, and made his first major Hollywood film, The Killing, for United Artists in 1956. 

 

“A happy and healthy community is not a fairytale. All you need is a seed.”

— St. Paul, Apostle

 
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What We Believe

The Bible

We stand under the Word of God, not above it. The Bible is inerrant and complete. That doesn't mean it's easy to understand, so we devote ourselves to studying it together.

The Westminster Standards

We believe that God's Word presents a coherent system of truth. This truth has been accurately and faithfully described in the Westminster Standards. Though the Bible is the only infallible rule of faith and practice, all of our church leaders are required to sincerely receive and adopt these standards.

 

Contact Us

If you live near one of our gardens, get involved to receive portions of each harvest. We accept volunteers regardless of skill level. There is a rotation in roles, but we’ll teach you all the skills you need to know. Teenagers 14 years and older can earn community service credits for school in addition to getting produce for their families. Donations are also vital to our growth, as we use them for seed, fertilizer, tools, and outreach.

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