Pastor Emmanuel Haqq, who has a Ph.D. in physics, came to this area to teach and do research in physics at the University of Massachusetts. He became part of planting a church body at Dwight Chapel and, after a period of training, was ordained by the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference.
He has served as pastor for over 30 years. Along with teaching and preaching at Christ Community Church, he has preached and shared his faith as a pastor and a physicist both here and abroad. Having been raised in a land where Christians are a small minority, and coming from a non-Christian family background, he has a special appreciation for proclaiming the uniqueness of Jesus. He and his wife Jill have four adult children and make their home in Belchertown, MA.