Meet the team.

Chris Butler

Lead Pastor
I am passionate about communicating the Gospel of Jesus and organizing the body of Christ to take the message and the ministry of reconciliation in His name to their communities and context.  My desire is to see people discover their purpose within the context of the God who created them and live full and fruitful lives for God's glory and their own joy.

I grew up at Chicago Embassy Church and served here in a number of capacities. In 2016, I was elected as the Lead Pastor.  Together we are transforming our congregation into missional movement of spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically healthy Christians with passion to impact the world with gospel and the love of Jesus Christ.

I've had the chance to worked across the spectrum of organizations and types of engagement and  lend insight and leadership on organization building and civic engagement to elected officials, organization heads, community organizers, and other faith leaders.

My amazing wife, Aziza and I have five wonderful children.

Aziza Butler

First Lady & Fellowship Ministry Director

Stephen Carpenter

Director of Worship & Creativity

Bella Greer

Deacon Chair & Operations Director

Joseph Banks

Pastor for Civic Engagement

Tanikia Carpenter

Communications Coordinator

Renee Gray

Discipleship Ministry Director

Joseph Kennedy

Care Ministry Director

Sandra Walker

Outreach Ministry Director