Encounter Kids is an exciting ministry for age 0-5th grade. We believe that it is never too early to begin a personal relationship with Jesus, and we want to preach the Gospel in a way that is easily understandable, applies to their lives, and is FUN!

Encounter Kids is currently available during our 11am service. All kids will join their family for corporate worship in the sanctuary, and will be released to their classes for the rest of service. Leaders are background checked, and each child goes through a secure check-in and check-out system to ensure their safety.

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At Encounter, we are passionate in our pursuit of God through worship, and want to create an environment where you can encounter God in a personal way. We love to worship God through song, but we care most that our worship extends beyond the Sunday morning experience, as we worship God through our actions, our relationships, and our lives.



Pastors Lenny and Gerri Ports have been serving together in ministry since they gave their hearts to the Lord over 30 years ago. They felt a calling on their lives to go into full-time ministry, but God called them first to raise their 5 children in the Lord and to serve faithfully in the church. It was in 2009 that Encounter Christian Church was planted and has flourished as a place of growth and healing in the community. They have a genuine heart for all generations and enjoy seeing people restored and released into greater freedom and all that God has for their lives. Because of their passion for the Word and their reliance upon the Holy Spirit, their ministry is reaching the community and the Body of Christ.