Embrace Church








6300 Washington Ave. Evansville, IN 47715


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About Us

         Today’s Embrace Church, an American Baptist Church, came about as the result of the blending of three entities. East Side Baptist Church, established in 1921, merged with Eastern Heights in 2001 and became American Baptist East and LifeLifters merged with American Baptist East in 2002.

In January of 2020 these three entities were merged under the name Embrace Church. Embrace is a community of believers who act in faith and unapologetically love God, our city, and our world. Our mission is to extend unrelenting love to everyone. And while we are not perfect, we understand the importance of putting God first while seeking to live lives that please Him and point people to Him. Embrace blends modern and liturgical service styles to create unique, Christ centered, Holy Spirit empowered worship services. .

Who We Are

We are a community of believers who act in faith and unapologetically love God, our city and our world. As a church we maintain a posture of learning. However, we will not bend on our Core Values. We understand the importance of putting God first in all aspects of our life. Though we are not perfect, we seek to live a life that pleases God and points people to Him.

What To Expect

We place a very high value on creating Christ centered services that openly celebrate Jesus. We desire to present the gospel message in a relevant and exciting way while keeping the focus on Jesus. We offer age appropriate ministry for children. Our services are one hour and include worship, teaching and communion.

Why We Exist

Our mission to extend unrelenting love to everyone. We will not cater to personal preference in our mission to reach people.  We will actively defend our unity and our mission to reach people far from God. Our church goes above and beyond to give sacrificially to see people come to know the love of Christ

Core Values

We believe in one God, the Father, maker of heaven and earth. We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ the only Son of God.  We believe in one Spirit, the Holy Spirit sent to empower and encourage believers to do God’s work.  While we will always have questions about God, the Church, and our own faith, we have two foundational creeds: the Apostles’ Creed and the Nicene Creed

EMBRACE CHURCH is an American Baptist Church 


Lead Pastor: David Huff

In 2020 Pastor David and family moved to Evansville, IN to pastor Embrace Church. He and his wife Margie have been married since 2002 and have three children, Roman, Jude and Estella.

Pastor David has been in full time ministry for over 20 years in various churches in Kentucky and Tennessee. He has a Masters in Theology Degree from Liberty University.

Margie loves ministering alongside Pastor David. She is a registered nurse, stay-at-home mom and currently enrolled at USI in their nurse practitioner program.

David, Margie and their family are proud to call Evansville their home. They invite you to come with them on this adventure. It may not always be familiar or comfortable but it will be exciting because they believe God is doing incredible things in and through Embrace Church.

Leadership Board:

Jenny Fenwick, George Weiland, Jay Stockman, Jennifer Childress, Terry DeWig, David Huff

Finance Team:

George Weiland, Brenda Saunders, Jay Stockman, David Huff


Melissa Bethel

Office Manager:

Linda Stockman

Daycare Director:

Barbara Day

Womens Ministry:

Margie Huff

Kids Ministry:

Emily Newman

Embrace Kids

We are proud to offer kids ministry during the 10:45a service.

Kids are a BIG deal.

Children are the lifeblood of our community. We invest in them because they are our future! We strive to prepare our kids to stand strong in this world by building a solid foundation of faith. Each service kids are led in worship and taught essential Bible lessons in fun and theologically sound ways. Our goal is to partner with  families to grow Jesus-loving, scripture-knowing, world-changing kids who will never stray.

First time guests.

We offer services for our kids during our 10:45a service. You’ll want to come about 10 minutes early so that you can fill out an info card. This adds your child to the parent call list to ensure your child’s safety.

Sunday Mornings

Sundays your child will enter through the Lobby where you can check them in. They will then interact with other kids, their group leader, learn about Jesus and other age-appropriate activities. EMBRACE KIDS happens every Sunday during our 10:45 am services. However, you are welcome to keep your child with you during the service.

There is a place for you, here, at Embrace Kids!


Embrace is proud to offer weekly daycare services.

Mighty Kids began in 2003 as a mission of the church. As a Christ centered daycare, we strive to instill the love of Christ, respect for others, and learning through play. We are devoted to each child as individuals and we meet them where they are. We adhere to the vision of Embrace Church and work to make disciples for Christ of all women, men, boys, and girls.


Email your resume to barbara@embraceevv.com


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