Serve Our World
The vision of Encounter Church is to connect people to their Creator and to others while facilitating growth on their spiritual journey and helping them serve God by developing and leveraging their unique skill sets.
We will maintain a high level of honesty and consistency in all we do whether people are watching or we are all by ourselves.
When we say we will, we will! As Christians, we know we are all called to participate in ministry on some level, so when we commit to something we will follow through.
All we choose to do will be directly related to our Mission and Vision, realizing there may be some good things that we do not do so we are not distracted from those things we have been called to do.
Whatever we do will be done with excellence and with the understanding a goal might take time to accomplish, but the end result will be our best at representing God's best.
Pastor Chris & Tracy BinionFounding Pastors
Pastor Marlon MayAssociate Pastor
Marlon received his call to preach at age 22. He delivered his first sermon shortly after and became a licensed minister. In 2002, he was ordained as an associate pastor. His previous roles have included Pastor of Helps & Hospitality, Director of Finance, Board Member, and Senior Pastor.
Haley Binionworship pastor
From a very young age, Haley has had a calling placed on her life. While growing up, her parents helped to foster the talents God had given her. She began her worship journey by singing in church and after several years of helping others with worship, she began to step out and lead. She has been with Encounter from the beginning and her desire is that each person, through worship, encounters God in a deeper more intimate level. A level that causes things to shift in their lives. Haley loves singing and connecting with everyone she meets.
Chris & Crystal NegronStudent Pastors
With a love and passion to see young people live a life for Jesus, Chris and Crystal have poured their lives into Student Ministry for over 15 years. Their heart is to equip teenagers to become the young men and women God has called them to be, which will enable them to be a difference makers wherever God directs them in life.
Pastor Daisy OgleChildren's pastor
Five years ago, the Lord placed a calling on Daisy's life to minister to children. For the past four summers she has been a part of Dave Roever Camp, where she helps minister to children of wounded warriors. Daisy has a desire in helping and guiding children in their relationship with the Lord and a passion in seeing children's hearts on for fire God.
Jeff BrightAudio Team Leader
Jeff's knowledge in audio is second to none. From a young age he watched as his dad served in the same capacity, so it was no surprise that Jeff would take on the family business. He has a heart to serve and through the gift the Lord has given Him, he is able to help members at Encounter experience God in an amazing way.
Todd WallVideo Team Leader
Todd has Masters of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and spent 10 years in full-time ministry as a lead pastor and church planter. He currently is a Partner/Owner and Communication Coach for Hite Digital, a digital marketing agency ranked #7 among marketing agencies on the Inc 5000 list.
The fun part about Todd is that he also grew up in and has spent the last 30 years in Sport Broadcasting. He has worked for ESPN, Fox Sports, The Dallas Cowboys, and the Dallas Mavericks, on events such as the Super Bowl, NBA and NCAA Championships, and the World Cup. His biggest regret in TV is that Michael Jordan landed at his feet, and he did not reach down and touch the hem of his garment.
But Todd has reached out and touched Jesus and received His healing touch. This has become what drives him to be committed to speaking words that give life, because the power of life and death are in our tongue. He uses speaking, teaching, and video to accomplish that mission.
Cynthia YoungFirst Impressions Team Leader
Melinda LintonSocial Media Team Leader
Saturday Prayer & Worship7:00 pm
Sunday Worship10:30 am
Address3025 Hwy I-30, Fate, TX 75087