Who We Are

We are Motivated by the Love of God

We are a Bible-based Christian church.

We gather for worship, the preaching and teaching of God’s Word, and Christian fellowship. Our mission is to glorify God and to proclaim Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior of all.

Lay leaders have guided the Chapel since its founding, but a guest minister leads us in worship each Sunday.

We are motivated by the love of God to provide a means for Christian ministers to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ to any within our reach by leading worship services without denominational discrimination.

During the summer months, we have active children’s and youth programs led by a youth minister and youth ministry assistant.

What Makes Us Special

We are a nondenominational, Christian church.
A different Christian minister leads our Sunday worship each week. And it’s been that way since 1951.
Our church family is welcoming and caring.
We minister to our visiting ministers and their families by giving them a week-long respite in our parsonage.
We actively undertake mission projects in our backyard and beyond.
We minister to active missionaries and their families by offering them a complimentary vacation in our fellowship house respite apartment.
We seek to bring others to Jesus through outreach and education.
Our inspirational music program is the heartbeat of this chapel.
Our dedicated affiliates who volunteer selflessly to make the Chapel hum are the lifeblood.
You are an affiliate and part of our church family, too, after you worship with us once.

You Are Welcome Here. Join Us!

Our History

Believing in God’s Word and Spirit

Emma Anderson Memorial Chapel is a nondenominational Christian church founded in 1951 by J.G. Anderson Sr. in memory of his mother. Mr. Anderson’s vision was to build a community of summer homes in Topsail Beach with a place for Christian worship that would also be a respite for weekly guest ministers. Ministers and their families enjoy use of the Chapel’s parsonage for a week— our gift to the minister, just as Mr. Anderson had desired.

In 2012, we began a ministry for active missionaries serving abroad who will be going on furlough then returning to their assignments. Missionaries and their families enjoy a respite in the apartment in our fellowship house for six days and nights.

For almost 50 years, EAMC was only open for church services from Easter to Labor Day weekend. In 2000, our beloved chapel opened the doors for services year round.

What We Believe

There is one God, eternally existent as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, our Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer.

The Holy Bible of the Old and New Testaments is the divinely inspired Word of God revealing His love for the world.

Mankind’s sin separated all from God. To restore this relationship, God by His grace sent His only Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, who was born of the Virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, died on the cross for the sins of all, was buried, rose from the dead, ascended into heaven where He reigns in power with the Father and will come again.

Repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior is the only way that assures believers of their forgiveness of sins, indwelling of the Holy Spirit and eternal life with Him.

Baptism is an outward sign of the inward work of Jesus Christ.

The Lord’s Supper is a remembrance of Jesus Christ’s death upon the cross and the shedding of His blood for the forgiveness of sins.

In the sanctity of human life because God created mankind in his image.

As Jesus Christ’s followers we are His body, the church.

We are commanded to love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul and mind and to love all people as ourselves.