Our pastor planted Ember Church on the first Sunday of September 1988, with 7 people in attendance for that first service. He dreamed of building a church with a simple goal: reaching those far from Christ. With the help of people committed to seeing that dream fulfilled, the church has experienced significant growth.



John grew up near London where he worked in the business world for five years before moving to Los Angeles and deciding to become a pastor. After attending seminary, John moved to San Diego where he planted Ember Church. Read More


You can expect friendly and authentic people, engaging and relevant music and worship, compelling preaching from the Bible, and an opportunity to encounter God. You can expect to find a place where creativity and fellowship come together to worship God in new and exciting ways. You can expect to be encouraged, challenged, convicted, excited and, most importantly, welcomed.


The mission of Ember Church is to glorify God by making disciples through the gospel of Jesus Christ. God’s mission and the mission of His Church are inseparably linked. If God’s mission is to be glorified through the redemption and reconciliation of a people, the Church’s mission must orient around the glory of God and seek to glorify Him through redemption and reconciliation.


Our vision is to be a church of grace-filled people, empowered for community transformation and new church formation, so that the Gospel is faithfully transferred from person to person and generation to generation.


Connect (or "Missional") Groups are an essential part of our church, as they provide a place where deeper fellowship and better support for one another can take place. Considering that the early church worshipped in large settings - in the synagogues - as well as in homes, we unite together similarly in order to be in deeper fellowship with God and one another.


We love music. Expect to hear everything from hymns to the most recent contemporary music you hear on the radio. We use music to show our Lord how much we love and honor Him.


We're currently meeting at Evangelical Free Church of San Diego after their services are over for the day. There is tons of parking behind the church and you can (sometimes) find two-hour street parking available on the street.

Service Times

Every Sunday - 9:30am & 11:30am

14488 Old Stage Road Lenoir City, TN 37772

(805) 527-8900 •

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