Our Story

How it all started...

In 2009, a small group of people passionate about creating a community of Jesus-followers in Highland and the surrounding communities started praying and dreaming about what a new church plant would look like.  Over the course of a year doors continued to open and excitement grew, convincing founding pastor, Matt Embry an d his wife Carrie,  that God was calling them to start a new work.  

On Easter morning, 2010, Mosaic Church officially launched with 73 in attendance.  For the first four years, the church met in the Weinheimer Community Center in Highland until the opportunity to purchase a permanent facility opened up.  In March 2004, the set up crew unloaded the road cases for the last time into their newly renovated building located on west side of town.

The formational years...

From the beginning, Mosaic has always been a unique organization.  God has consistently used the unconventional structure and format for Kingdom purposes.  For the first 7 years, Eddie Pullen (co-founding pastor) solely preached while Matt (co-founding and lead pastor) led music and "boots on the ground" efforts - something that the church consultants said wouldn't work.  Just one example of how God working in mighty ways...despite the unorthodox structure and approach to ministry.

In 2017, Eddie had to relocate to Springfield, IL for his full-time job which meant Mosaic was at a crossroads.  For years, Matt told God he wouldn't preach - to which God laughed and said, "buckle up...things are about to get fun!".

Greater things are still to come...

The next two years can be described as a beautiful whirlwind of growth - both spiritual and numerical!  Matt stepped into the teaching role, with Jesse Vincent taking over the music duties.  The church has doubled in attendance, with an exciting increase in salvations, baptisms, serving, and other indicators that Mosaic Church is helping people Know God, Love Others and Serve the World.  

In the Summer of 2019, we added a campus in Breese, IL servicing a good portion of Clinton County.  God is doing some exciting things around Mosaic...We'd love for you to be our guest this Sunday!

Be a part of our story...

Join us every Sunday as we gather to worship together a 9:00 am, 10:45 am and 6:00pm.