THE ACCELERATE CHURCH STORY
Since 2021 Accelerate Church has become an ethnically diverse,
multicultural, life-giving environment where people have the
opportunity to Know God, Find Freedom, Discover their Purpose and
Make a Difference! Pastor Ernest Grant II and Sarah Grant are
passionate about helping people in the South Jersey region meet
Jesus, walk in their God-given purpose, and live the life that God
desires for them.
Located in Cherry Hill, NJ, Accelerate Church is uniquely
positioned at the center of a region populated by 6.2 million people,
an area we like to call Accelerate City. The Lord blessed us with a
leased facility just minutes from major highways and centers of
commerce, making our location easily accessible by many. We saw
330 people attend our first service on September 1, 2021, 542 attend
our first Easter, and in 2023 we are prepped to grow again!
Over the past 18 months, 56 people have made a decision for
Jesus and on Baptism Sunday saw 31 people go public with their faith!
Since our Launch over 75 people have taken their next step by joining
the Dream Team. Accelerate’s vibrant kids ministry is committed to
empowering the next generation and has flourished, averaging over
50 children weekly.
We are guided by scripture and our four core values dictating our
budget, speech, decisions, and actions. Just like Paul asked the church
to pray that the “word of the Lord would speed ahead” in 2nd
Thessalonians 3:1, we want to see the gospel of Jesus run in Camden
City, Camden County, and Accelerate City so that people meet God at
a rapid pace!
ACCELERATE VISION & MISSION
We exist to help people Know God, Find
Freedom, Discover Purpose and Make a Difference
+ JESUS IS OUR “WHY”:There’s always a “why” behind the what; for
us, it’s Jesus! He is the reason that we do all that we do.
+ WE HELP PEOPLE TAKE NEXT STEPS: We meet people where
they are and lead them to where Jesus wants them to go.
+ WE BUILD BRIDGES: As a generationally, ethnically, and
economically diverse church, we follow Jesus in tearing down walls
of division and pursuing all forms of reconciliation.
+ WE’RE GENEROUS IN EVERY WAY: Not only do we invest
financially into church planting, campus launches, and other
kingdom-advancing initiatives, but we are generous with our time,
through our speech, and in our actions.
The Worship & Creative Arts Director at Accelerate Church will be
responsible for building and overseeing the creative arts, worship
and production teams at a growing and innovative church. This
individual will be the leader and mentor to musicians, vocalists, and
all other creative arts volunteers including , video, sound and lighting
teams. If you are a self-motivated leader who enjoys working in a
fast-paced, energetic environment this may be the role for you!
• Communicates clearly
• Attention to detail
• Task focused
• People oriented
• Ability to play guitar and/or piano
• Lead worship services as the primary singer/worship leader
• Build the worship, production and creative teams by recruiting new
team members and providing ongoing development opportunities
• Knowledge and experience with the following: Ableton, ProPresenter,
Planning Center, Basecamp, Adobe Premier, Photoshop or other editing
software, and audio/visual functions.
• Responsible for overseeing both internal communication and external
communication such as marketing, website, digital content, social
• Plan weekend services and and special events such as Christmas,
Easter, Mother’s Day, etc.
• Oversee visual content for weekend experiences – video elements,
sermon graphics, screen slides, lighting, and stage design
• Tech savvy
• Heart for God and Others
CHERRY HILL, NEW JERSEY
Cherry Hill, NJ, located in the heart of the Delaware Valley
region, is a vibrant and diverse community with endless
opportunities for both personal and professional growth. As
a prospective employee, you’ll find that Cherry Hill offers a
unique combination of urban amenities and suburban charm,
making it a great place to live, work, and play. With easy
access to major cities like Philadelphia, New York, and
Washington DC, you’ll have the chance to take advantage of
all the cultural and entertainment offerings these cities have
to offer. The Delaware Valley region also boasts a thriving
business community, with many major corporations calling
the area home. Whether you’re looking for a dynamic career
or a place to raise a family, Cherry Hill and the surrounding
area is the perfect place to achieve your goals.