About Embark Church


Our Mission

Embark’s mission is to facilitate your discipleship.  This means creating opportunities for you to grow deeper in your personal relationship with Jesus.  We do this by asking people to do 3 things:

Our Focus

1. Spiritually Grow
We facilitate spiritual growth primarily through grow groups.  Grow groups consist of 3-12 people that meet regularly and do life together.  These groups allow you to learn more about your faith by putting you into contact with content you would not come into contact on your own, as well as connect you with others who want the same thing.  To see our current grow group offering click the button below.
2.  Make a Difference
You have God-given gifts and skills that He wants to use to make a difference, both for Him and in the lives of others.  We want to help you discover, use them and connect with others doing the same.  We facilitate this learning and “plugging in” in “Next Steps,” a 2 week class that is immediately following our worship services.  Click the button below for more information and how to sign up.  
3. Reach Others
When you EXPERIENCE the life changing power of Jesus in your life, you can’t help but want to share what you have experienced.  We facilitate opportunities for you to learn how to share your faith AND serve our community.  For more information and to learn how we do that, click the button below.


Our Staff

The staff of Embark Church works hard at creating opportunities for others to grow in Jesus.  See who they are, what they do and how you can reach them. 

Our Leadership Structure

Believers who invest their hearts, time, families, and finances into the building of a local church deserve to have confidence in their church leadership. People are looking for leaders who conduct themselves with integrity and respect when making decisions. That’s why we want to give you an overview of our structure:
1. Guided by Pastoral Staff
The pastoral staff team, led by the lead pastor, oversee the day-to-day ministry and operations of the church. They are responsible for the administration and development of the spiritual life of the church.
2. Protected by Elders
The elders are the governing body of our church. The elders, along with the lead pastor, oversee all aspects of the church by developing policies. They are nominated by the congregation and appointed by the current serving elders.
3. Strengthened by Oversight
The oversight team is tasked with helping, guiding and resourcing the elders as needed. However, the primary purpose of the oversight team is to serve as a leadership, spiritual and operational resource to the lead pastor. Embark’s oversight team consists of three lead pastors of other churches within our network.

Our Story

In mid-2013, Embark Church began as a small group of 12 people who deeply desired to learn more about and take on the character of Jesus in everything they do. Over the next year, the group expanded and outgrew the upstairs room of the Jordan home. After several temporary locations, the group launched as a "portable church" in the Orangeburg YMCA in 2014. In an incredible act of God, Embark was given property and facilities at 3600 Columbia Road in June 2018. Renovations began in October 2019, Embark moved into our permanent location in July 2020, and our Grand Opening was August 23, 2020.

Vision, Values, & Beliefs

Our vision and values guide us and create our culture. Our beliefs constitute the essentials tenets of what we believe.  They are the core doctrines that make us Christian, are derived from Scripture, and guide us in living out our vision.