Our Team


Meet the Staff

Get to know our Pastors & Staff


Pastor James Biddle

Lead Pastor

Pastor James Biddle is the Lead Pastor at Emmanuel Assembly. He and his wife Tarah joined the Emmanuel team in early 2012. They are starting their twelfth year together in ministry. During the past fifteen years he has served as youth pastor, worship pastor, associate and lead pastor. One of their greatest desires is to encourage church health and development in our area and internationally. He also has a great desire for the discipleship of new and established believers. He graduated from World Changers Bible Institute under Frease Ministries. He also studies through the Assemblies of God Global University. His wife and ministry partner, Tarah, studied at the University of Tennessee. Accepting the call into ministry and preaching at the age of 15, Pastor James has spent much of his life learning the gospel and reaching those around him with compassion. They have four beautiful children Ava, Noah, Lillian, & Tate. The Biddles are building their family around the Lord Jesus as they minister with joy and compassion! ‚Äč


Pastor Michael Clark

Associate Pastor

Michael Clark is the Student Ministries Pastor at Emmanuel Assembly. He and his wife Candi have been married since May of 2006 and have one daughter, Elianna (Ellie), and one son, Judah. Michael graduated from FIRE School of Ministry in 2002, and then interned at the Los Angeles Dream Center. Michael graduated from Johnson University in 2006, with a double major in History and Bible. In 2009, Michael completed his Master of Arts in Missiology at Regent University. Michael and Candi also serve as Public Relations & Youth Coordinators for Knoxville Inner City Kids Outreach (www.kicko.org). They are committed to seeing community transformation!


From Administrator to Hospitality and from A/V to Usher it takes a great deal of wonderful individuals to serve at Emmanuel. We couldn't do it without their faithful service.

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