Emma Anderson Memorial Chapel
Monday, January 21, 2019
Since 1951

Meet Rick Benton: Board of Governors Chairman 2019-2021

Do True Leaders Ever Really Retire?

Born and raised in Kannapolis, North Carolina, Rick Benton had never heard of Topsail Island until the late 1970s when he met his future wife Bettye. He learned about the island during visits with her family, and was later introduced to Emma Anderson through Bettye’s cousin Dwight Davis and his wife Sandra, affiliates of the chapel. In the early 80s, he and Bettye bought property in Surf City. They built their beautiful beach home in 2004 and have lived there full time since 2008. 

In 2012, after 32 years of public service and almost as many years serving numerous civic and nonprofit organizations, Rick decided it was time to slow down and smell the salty air. Except that he didn’t.

Read Rich's Reflections column this month.
Maybe you'll have an Epiphany. 

We are a nondenominational Christian congregation. 
A different guest minister leads us in worship each week.
Year-round Schedule
Service on Sundays at 10:00 a.m.
Our Chancel Choir performs during this service.
Sunday School, 8:50 a.m. year round on the top floor of the Fellowship House.
Nursery for infants to 4-year-olds is open 7:45 - 11:15 a.m. in north wing of the chapel.
Annual Summer Schedule
Additional Sunday service at 8:00 a.m. 
Memorial Day weekend - Labor Day weekend
Children's sermons included mid-June - mid-August at 10:00 a.m. service only.
Children then go to Children's Church in our Fellowship House.
DRESS IS CASUAL all the time!



Year round & Summer
Check out these opportunities for all ages to GROW WITH GOD!

EAMC History Books
1949-1985 & 1986-2015