Encounter Church is seeking to make an impact on the world around us - whether here in Jackson, around the U.S. or around the world. We want everyone everywhere to learn about the amazing life they can have through a relationship with Jesus Christ. Through various events and outreaches and supporting our partners all over the globe, we are doing our best to reach people locally, nationally and globally.

  • Romy & Linda Caringal

    Romy and Linda are physicians and public health practitioners, under Global Partners, and are now in East Asia, in a city where approximately 11 million people reside of which over 1,000,000 are college students in some of the finest universities in the country. Romy assists in the international clinic by providing professional opinions, particularly among pediatric patients. Linda facilitates the weekly training of home health care trainers who are the local staff of Home Instead Senior Care business franchise in the city. They hope that their interfacing with those around them would lead many to find true meaning and purpose in life.

  • gaweylon radio

    As a part of Advancing Native Missions, Good News for Tibet Radio brings the Gospel to one of the most difficult to reach people groups in the world: Tibetans. GNTR broadcasts high-quality radio programs in Tibetan, featuring a mixture of Tibetan culture and history, health issues, native folklore, and the Gospel. Because Tibetans have a 35% literacy rate, this has been an effective way to reach this people group with the Gospel. To learn more about the ministry at Gaweylon, please visit their website www.gaweylon.com

  • Hannah Guise

    Since 1963, Covenant Players has pioneered the use of drama as a communications resource in the church. Units of Covenant Players travel throughout the world communicating the reality of the Gospel in churches of all denominations. To learn more about the Covenant Players and their mission, please visit their website http://covenantplayers.org.

  • Mike & Cindy Helvie

    Mike and Cindy Helvie are Global Partner's career missionaries. They have served in South Africa, Albania, and Zambia. They are currently on assignment serving as missionaries in residence at Indiana Wesleyan University. Their vision is to help people lead healthy lives and become whole so they may enable themselves, their families, and their churches to experience and respond to God's grace.

  • Ned & Marlene McGrady

    Ned and Marlene McGrady are serving with World Gospel Mission as Directors of Member Health. They give pastoral support and encouragement to missionaries serving overseas and help empower them to carry out the Great Commission by offering spiritual and emotional care for missionary families. 

  • Luke & Kyla Paraventi

    The Paraventis are to be a part of church planting in the Czech Republic. Currently, Kyla utilizes her English degree to teach English and Luke uses his Business degree to provide services and build trusting relationships at a community center in Brno, Czech Republic. Through these relationships they strive to exemplify the transformation and freedom found in Christ and His redeeming love.

  • Madison Nelson

    Madison is serving with Children's Relief International as their Haiti Developer. She is focusing on their partnership in Haiti to help create new projects, as well as develop existing ones. Current projects in Haiti she will be assisting with include: a Bible School to train pastors, a growing tutoring program for young students, an ongoing construction program to build houses for those that need it, and a nutrition program for underdeveloped babies. Specifically, she will lead teams to Haiti throughout the year, helping with logistics and in-country organization.  She will share the stories of those she meets to spread the voices of Haiti to others. Her vision is to bring the light of Christ to the poor through both word and deed. 

  • Khushi Saha

    Rev. Khushi Saha serves as the National Executive Director of Equipping Young Church Leaders in Bangladesh. The purpose of EYCL is to equip emerging young Christian leaders to serve with integrity and excellence. EYCL partners with existing ministries in Bangladesh by providing resources for mentoring and training. EYCL also assists these ministries by creating a network of prayer support for Christian leaders throughout the country. Originally Hindu, Khushi was converted to Christianity as a teenager, and received his theological training in Singapore. 

  • Samaritan's purse

    Operation Christmas Child takes a simple shoe box gift filled with school supplies, hygiene items and fun toys, and delivers joy and the Good News of salvation through Jesus to children in the poorest, war torn, devastated areas of the world. The Greatest Journey is a discipleship program offered to each shoe box recipient to help them and their families grow in their newfound faith. To learn more, please visit their website https://www.samaritanspurse.org.

  • Together We can Make a difference

    The Together We Can Make A Difference House is a ministry to our local Jackson community. Their mission is to make a difference in our community by connecting needs with resources, by being a point of contact for churches with the community, and by being a resource center for our neighbors and telling them about Jesus.

    Director Wendy Wight


  • Youth haven

    The ministry of Youth Haven is committed to meeting the needs of less fortunate boys and girls in a camp setting. They strive to create a safe and fun environment, with week-long summer camps and weekend cap sessions throughout the school year, where these boys and girls can get away from negative distractions and difficult home circumstances. They are shown the love of Christ, taught Biblical principles, and provided with steady, positive influences. 

    Following the camping experience, concentrated effort is made to stay in touch with the children through follow-up letters, kids' newsletters, and birthday cards. There are also weekly Kids' Klub programs in low-income housing community centers. 

    To learn more, please visit their website: https://www.youthhaven.org