About Us

Emerald Bay Community Church is an independent non-denominational church that grew out of the desire to have a community church to meet the spiritual needs of the Emerald Bay residents and friends in surrounding areas. The original building was dedicated in 1978 and has since been expanded to add a new sanctuary, offices, and land adjoining the church.


A Board of Directors elected annually by the church membership governs the church. Emerald Bay Community Church is an independent church and is not associated with any denomination. Numerous committee chairmen serve behind the scene to make the church programs and ministries function.

Former Pastors

O.B. Hardin (Part time 1974-1978)

Don Anderson (1978-1990)

Mark Skorheim (Assistant 1980-1990, Pastor 1990-2000)

Gene Kircus (Interim 2000-2001)

Dr. Leonard Malone (2001-2005)

Dr. Jay Riley (2005-2012)