One King. One Body. One Mission.

We Have One King
and His name is Jesus

We Are One Body
and that is The Body of Christ

We Live One Mission
and that is to Advance His Kingdom

OUR MISSION…

is to lead people into the full reality of Kingdom life on the Earth through Spirit-filled teaching, genuine relationships, and encounters with Jesus.

WORSHIP EXPERIENCES

When you step onto campus or join in online, you will find our services are centered on pursuing the presence of God in worship, giving, and the Word. When we are united with one desire, we believe something special happens. Hearts are transformed. Lives are restored. Faith is grown. And hope is discovered.

Sundays at 9:00 AM & 11:00 AM

Come early for the 9:00 AM service or join us a little later for the 11:00.  The coffee is always as warm as the welcome. Sometimes the early service is so powerful we can’t stop, so just join right in! Everyone is primed and ready to continue praising and to engage with Pastor Derek in the revelation and application of God’s Word. Students grade 7-12 join their parents in the main worship center.

apKids: The kids check in and then go directly to various classes that offer age-specific worship, discipleship, and teaching.

Wednesdays at 7:00 PM

Wednesday night “Life At AP” offers something for the entire family. Every Wednesday night the adults gather in the worship center to pursue the heart of the Father through worship and impactful teaching. Our students and kids experience times of community with one another and age-specific discipleship.

WHAT TO EXPECT

God is very passionate about humanity. The atmosphere at Ambassadors’ Pointe is charged with faith and joy as we respond to His love. People in the congregation may worship in a variety of ways at any given moment: singing, raising hands, silence, laughter, standing, bowing, weeping, and/or shouting. We passionately pursue God’s presence so that everyone may encounter Him and be changed.

This Is why…

We lift our hands.
“I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will lift up my hands.” (Ps. 63:4) “Lift up your hands in the sanctuary and praise the Lord.” (Ps. 134:2) “I spread out my hands to you, my soul thirsts for you like a parched land.” (Ps. 143:6)
We allow the gifts of the Spirit to operate within the church.
The gifts were given by the Holy Spirit to operate within the Church body for the purpose of edification. “I wish you all spoke with tongues, but even more that you prophesied; for he who prophesies is greater than he who speaks with tongues, unless indeed he interprets, that the church may receive edification…Even so you, since you are zealous for spiritual gifts, let it be for the edification of the church that you seek to excel…How is it then, brethren? Whenever you come together, each of you has a psalm, a teaching, has a tongue, has a revelation, has an interpretation. Let all things be done for edification.” (1 Cor. 14:5, 12, 26)
The church prays together for specific needs.
“When they heard this, they raised their voices together in prayer to God. ‘Sovereign Lord,’ they said, ‘you made the heaven and the earth and the sea, and everything in them’.” (Acts 4:24)
We offer audible praises unto God.
“Shout with joy to God..” (Ps. 66:1) “..Let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.” (Ps. 95:1) “Shout for the joy of the Lord…shout for joy before the Lord, the King.” (Ps. 98:4,6)
We pray for the sick.
“Is any one of you sick? He should call the elders of the church to pray over him and anoint him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise him up.” (James 5:15-15)

COVENANT CLASS

While we don’t focus on church membership, we do believe in covenant! Our Covenant Class examines a new kind of relational connection and challenges participants to base relationships on practical and applicable Biblical principles. The class will show you how to interact with each other in new and more productive ways. We also review AP’s history, learn about Kingdom culture, and explore how we can help you move from the pew to the plow. If you are interested in learning more about AP and about covenant relationship, we invite you to join us in this 3-week adventure!

Pastoral Team

Pastor Derek Wooten

Derek & Melissa
Wooten

Lead Pastors
Fun Fact
Pastor Derek had the opportunity to play in the NFL but instead accepted the call to full-time ministry. Pastor Melissa is one of our worship leaders.

 

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Pastors Derek and Melissa Wooten have been in full time ministry for the past seven years. Derek is a graduate of Wofford College where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in finance. He is currently pursuing a graduate degree in church ministries from the Pentecostal Theological Seminary. His ministry has led him throughout the country teaching and preaching. Melissa graduated from Lee University with a degree in Christian education and is gifted in leading and writing worship music, along with discipleship teaching. The Wooten’s greatest desire is to see the Kingdom of God advance on the Earth, and to obediently fulfill their role in the Great Commission. They have two children Brennan and Madilyn whom they love and cherish!

 

Pastor Derek Wooten

Shannon Whitaker

Kids Pastor
Fun Fact

Pastor Shannon has served in kids ministry for over two decades, and she is childhood friends with George Clooney.

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Shannon has joyfully served as a pastor to kids for the last 24 years, eighteen of which she served alongside her parents, Dr. Mike and Colleen Murray, founders of Love and Faith Christian Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. She joined the brand-new team at AP in January of 2013. Her passion is finding fun, creative, and relevant ways to demonstrate to children just how much God loves them, that He longs to be their constant companion, and that He created them to make an imprint of love in this world through Him! Through fresh praise and worship, drama, cool media, puppets, and interactive messages, her goal is to help kids to Go Big for God as they come to faith in Jesus Christ!

Pastor Derek Wooten

Joe Middleton

Media Pastor
Fun Fact
Pastor Joe once dominated rural America on a freestyle bicycle and dreamed of competing professionally.
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Joe Middleton has teamed up with numerous ministries over the last two decades, serving in various administrative capacities and leading in worship training/productions. His focal contributions in media include graphic art, web design, sound reinforcement, videography, and IT systems. Joe’s ongoing mission is to build a team that serves the Lord in excellence, driven by a genuine pursuit for God’s absolute truth to be communicated with great impact both inside and outside the walls of the places we congregate. His wife Chesney said “Yes” over thirteen years ago and has become his tandem partner in ministry. Their daughter Willow is seven years old and aspires to be a rock star when she grows up. A son was born into the Middleton family just over a year ago. He was appropriately named Judah, which means “praise” in Hebrew.