Born in Detroit, Emanuel's parents immigrated to the United States from Malta in the early 1920’s. Malta is the little island where the apostle Paul shipwrecked on his way to be imprisoned in Rome.
A graduate of Christ For the Nations Institute in Dallas, Emanuel and Betty were "church starters" serving as pastors in Full Gospel, and Assembly of God congregations in New Mexico and Oklahoma. In retirement, he enjoyed writing Bible studies on various topics and especially about “faith” in our Lord and Savior.
"Have You Faith of God" is the fourth book in the"Faith Factor Series." Filling out the series are "The Blessings of Faith," "Unconditional Surrender," and "Once Saved, Always Saved?"
He and his wife Elizabeth (Betty) celebrated fifty-five years of marriage and are blessed with five grown children and twelve precious grandchildren.
Betty, with the Lord since 2007, has penned a volume called "The Poems of edres."
Emanuel went to be with the Lord in June 2017.