Welcome to Emmaus House Chapel!

Welcome to Emmaus House Chapel! My name is Father Ricardo Bailey and I am the Vicar of the Episcopal Chapel at Emmaus House. In the Name of Jesus, I welcome you to the Episcopal Church here in the section of Atlanta known as Peoplestown! The Emmaus House Chapel is a partner in the overall mission of Emmaus House in the community, and this is something that we are thankful to God for!

If you really want to know the meaning and relevance of the Emmaus House Chapel, I invite you to read the Gospel of Luke, 

chapter 24, vs. 13-35. This is an Easter Gospel and truly a Hallelujah moment! The hearts of the disciples - who were walking with Jesus on the road to Emmaus (a city outside of Jerusalem) – were “burning” because Jesus opened the Scriptures for them and revealed himself to them in the Word of God. Then, they recognized him “in the breaking of the Bread.”

In essence, this is what defines the Chapel at Emmaus House: Opening the Word of God so that our hearts will be on fire with enthusiasm with what God has done, with what God is doing & with what God will do in and through us – His Church!

Making Jesus known and tangible in the Breaking of the Bread! Jesus is real and is available to all of us! All we need is an open heart to receive him and willing hands to share him with the world.

You are welcome at the Chapel and I encourage you to celebrate Jesus every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Here, the Episcopal Church is alive, welcoming, & ready for you to join us on this road known as Emmaus House! God bless you! Get in where you fit in!

The Reverend Father Ricardo Bailey, Vicar The Episcopal Chapel at Emmaus House (a.k.a. – Father Crunk).

The Reverend Father Ricardo Bailey, Vicar


The Reverend Father Ricardo Bailey

Father Ricardo Bailey was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. He holds a BA degree in Sociology from Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans, as well as a Baccalaureate degree in Sacred Theology (S.T.B.) and a Masters of Divinity (M.Div.) from Saint Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore, Maryland. Fr. Bailey was ordained to the Diaconate in 2001 and to the Priesthood in 2003. 

Father Bailey teaches New Testament Biblical Studies at The Westminster Schools in Atlanta in addition to serving as Vicar of Emmaus House Chapel. Formerly, he served as Priest Associate and Priest-in-Charge of Hispanic Ministry at the Cathedral of St. Philip. 

Father Bailey is married to Mrs. Marica Bailey and is the father of Alexus, Makiya, Zahria, and Ricari. 

Along with significant parish experience, Fr. Bailey brings to this work a unique background and gifts in working with young people and an enthusiasm to use those gifts both within the chapel and in the neighborhood with a special focus on children and youth living in poverty.