Our Mission & Vision

Our mission here at Embrace is to become a family of believers who magnify God in worship, connect with each other in living, and share the message of Jesus Christ with others.  Our desire is to use all that God has given us; our time, our talents, and our facilities to glorify God in such a way that others are led to Him.

Our Leadership Team

At Embrace it is not about our pastor, it is about our people.  Leadership is important for every church to function well.  Our senior Pastor believes in shared leadership and he works with Deacons, Ministry Leaders, Small group leaders, and others to keep us moving forward to accomplish what God has given the church to do: Worship, Disciple, Minister, Give, and Fellowship.

Ron Cook Pastor

Embrace Church welcomes Ron Cook as our Pastor. Ron is leading us through the process of re-launching our Church. As God opens the doors we have committed to a process to restructure our ministry. It is great to have Pastor Ron and his wife Rodetta join us in widening the scope of our ministrty into a high impact church.
Ron Cook and his wife, Rodetta, have been married 40 years. They have actively served the Lord together in ministry during their entire married life and are co-founders of Care for Pastors (CfP). Ron and Rodetta came to Florida to serve at First Baptist Church of Leesburg, and in April of 2000 he was called to be the Senior Pastor at a new church plant called Southpointe Baptist Fellowship.

Cedric Nickles

Children’s Director

Cedric is excitedly directing our new children’s program Uplink Children’s Fellowship Outreach in our newly remodeled building. A Florida native, Cedric has worked with kids since Youth Leadership at his home church in Jacksonville where his father served as a Children’s pastor.  Since Moving to Orlando in 2008, where he currently resides, Cedric has served specifically with elementary age children since 2009.

Chris Larson

Pastoral Care

Chris is a graduate of Luther Rice Bible College and Seminary with a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies and a Masters of Arts in Ministry. He previously pastored at First Baptist Church of Rock Springs in Apopka, FL. He and his wife Donna are blessed with their children, Brant and his wife Julie, Lori, and Eric; and 3 grandchildren, Grant, Grace, and Isaac.

Conley Hamm

Youth Director

Conley is leading our youth program called ‘UNASHAMED’. Conley comes to us from Colorado. He has a background in law enforcement. The youth meetings are filled with games, worship, and Bible time. Conley and his wife Jennifer live in Clermont with their three sons Mason, Wyatt, and Gatlin.

Jean Perkins

Ministry Assistant

Jean has been a part of Embrace Church for over twenty years. She handles many tasks in our office from nine to two pm Monday through Thursday. Jean is our Accountant, Church Clerk, and Office administrator. Her husband Roger and her love to take care of their grand kids.

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