Gene King has been the pastor of Emma's Grove since 2009. Gene, along with his wife Judy, has served several churches in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Gene is a graduate of Piedmont International University. Gene and Judy also served as missionaries in Papua New Guinea for four years, teaching at Goroka Baptist Bible College and helping to develop Grace Baptist Church of Port Moresby. Gene's passion is to help Christians understand the Bible and to apply it to their lives. Gene and Judy have three children and six grandchildren.