Our Mission

We exist to reach people with the gospel, build them up together in Christ, and send them out to love our city and our world.


Jesus came to seek and save the lost. People are his mission. We carry his mission to reach people where they are with the good news. To love our neighbor, we must know our neighbor.


Jesus is the head of the church. Therefore, the church should look like him. We seek to build fully formed disciples of Jesus on his word, through his church, and by his Spirit.


The gospel is for all nations. We are committed to taking the good news about Jesus to the ends of the earth by sending and supporting our people through short-term, mid-term, and long-term missions.

Our Leaders

Meet the staff and elders of Emmaus Asheville.

Lance Michels

Lance Michels

Lead Pastor

Brandon Hudson

Brandon Hudson

Executive Pastor


John Campbell

Director of Worship and Liturgy


Nikki Gilbert

Kids Director


Tommie Blalock



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Ordinary people. Extraordinary savior. Everyday mission.

Our Beliefs

The list below is a summary of our core beliefs. For a fuller explanation of our beliefs, please see The Baptist Faith & Message.

Want to worship with us?

We gather on Sunday mornings at the Downtown YMCA at 10:30 a.m. and throughout the week in Life Groups throughout the city.