Grace Baptist Church is led by elders and served by deacons.

William Emberley


William and Sharon Emberley, both originally from Newfoundland, are delighted to be the parents of three grown children and 8 grandchildren. Sharon received her BSc and BEd from Pillsbury College in Owatonna, Minnesota. William’s education includes an M.Div. from Central Baptist Theological Seminary and a Th.M. (New Testament) from Detroit Baptist Theological Seminary. The Emberleys served churches in Newfoundland, Minnesota, Ontario, and Nova Scotia. William also serves as adjunct faculty at the Pastor’s Training College in Nairobi, Kenya.

William began his current ministry at Grace Baptist Church January 1, 2019, having pastored previously at GBC from 1993–2016. Both William and Sharon are delighted to return and serve with the congregation to extend the reach of the gospel of Jesus Christ locally and globally. The greatest need of humanity is to be in a right relationship with God. Christ’s death, burial and resurrection means the work of redemption has been accomplished! It will now be applied to all who, through faith alone in Christ alone, will trust exclusively in Christ. The Emberleys’ greatest desire for Grace is she may faithfully embody that Gospel – this greatest of all news.

Brent Karding


Brent has lived in Nova Scotia since 2015. He finished his Master of Divinity (with an emphasis on biblical languages) from Luther Rice University and Seminary in the spring of 2017. He has enjoyed being involved in Bible education since 2009, including teaching at a Christian college as well as creating courses and coaching at Biblearc. He previously served as a pastor at Faith Baptist Church in Greenwood, Nova Scotia, and has served as a pastor at Grace since October, 2020. He is married to Gayle, and they have four young children.


Brent’s purpose in preaching and teaching is to fill his hearers with an intellectual understanding of and passionate delight in the Word of God in all its breadth, length, depth, and height, which will overflow in love for and obedience to Jesus Christ (John 1:37; Phil. 1:23–26; Eph. 3:16–19).

Scott Watters


Scott Watters has served in Christian ministry along with his wife Krystle in various capacities since graduating from a small Bible college in New Brunswick in 2009. Beginning as an assistant pastor, he has invested much time into youth ministry and evangelism. Before moving to Nova Scotia in 2020 to join at GBC, the Watters laboured in planting a French-speaking Baptist church in Dieppe. They have enjoyed much discipleship among university students from many different countries and backgrounds, and always enjoy meeting new faces.

Scott joined the eldership team in 2023, and he has enjoyed deepening his roots with church family along with his wife and five children. Scott has a passion for personal evangelism and discipleship to see others “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18). A guiding verse for both him and his wife along the years of their Christian walk has been Matthew 6:33: “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”


(Left to right) Marc-Andre Barrette, Aubrey Laguff, Vince O’Neail, Gregory Bonnell


51 Athorpe Drive,
Dartmouth, NS, Canada
B2W 1K9





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