our story

Pastors Mark & Robin Segraves dreamed of planting a church with a simple goal - helping people experience the presence of God and discover His purpose for their lives so they might reach their full redemptive potential.  With the help of The E-Team, more than 80 men, women and children committed to seeing this dream become a reality, The Encounter Church began on September 13, 2015.  That Sunday, 275 people attended our first service at the Williams Field High School Performing Arts Theater, a service characterized by energetic worship, several people putting their faith in Jesus, and radical generosity (one launch team member gave a guest a car and a significant percentage of our giving went to Williams Field High School as a donation to start a Child Crisis Fund for various students facing traumatic circumstances) … and this is only the beginning!  God is at work at The Encounter Church.  We invite you to see for yourself how exciting church can be when the focus is simple and people are free to go after God with passion!

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