SPECIAL INVITATION to join us at...

revival centre

with Apostle phillip k hand

for Bible Exposition, Prophetic Insight, Healing and more...

Verse for the day...

Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. James 5:16 KJV

Quote for the day...

"‘Loyalty’ the one thing we are all looking for in everyone."

Phillip Hand | Founder

''With the Spirit to make a difference''

Sunday Meetings are held at 10:30am and 6:30pm

Who we are?


We are a Bible believing and revival preaching Christian community church based on biblical family values and established by the work of Jesus Christ.

We are a healthy and growing church, filled with life, love and passion for encountering God. 
We have different types of meetings and a very flexible program with room for the Holy Spirit to move and for people to take part if they wish.
We cater for all age groups, families, children and singles also.

We are a unique Apostolic Centre, a place for Biblical teaching, prophetic words, and faith healing….  ‘with the Spirit to make a difference’.

Our aim is to reach out with the full Gospel of Jesus Christ and to teach salvation, love, healing and provision through His finished work on the cross, which is received through faith alone in Jesus and by His grace through the power of His blood. We are fully committed to releasing everyone who has a passion to learn and operate in the gifts and talents God has given them.
When you visit our church you will receive a very warm welcome and we will be delighted to see you.

Our History

Our Pastors, Apostle Phillip & Rebecca Hand, together with our wonderful supporting team planted Encounter Church in 2015, right in the heart of Crewe, Cheshire, England.

We were established as a non denominational, independent evangelical church and ministry, a part of Encounter Network & Encounter TV, originally founded by our lead pastor, Apostle Rev. Phillip Hand.

Encounter Church was established by a ministry called ‘Vision House Ministries’ which was originally founded by Apostle Phillip back in 1994 set up with a world wide vision to reach the lost and to equip believers.

In early 2018 Encounter Television was launched and can now be viewed around the world via the internet and on cable TV including Roku.

Join with us and step in to what God has for you!

''Never give up until you have made a difference''

Pastors Phillip & Rebecca with their sons James, Nathan & Timothy

What We Believe

Statement of Faith

Our core beliefs…

All have sinned, and all need a personal Saviour, all should run to Jesus to be embraced by Him.
Jesus Christ is our spotless, sinless redeemer. It’s by His sacrificial love on the cross and the power in His blood atonement alone that enables anyone who believes and accepts Jesus to become a Christian and a follower of Jesus Christ.

You come to Jesus as you are. You don’t need to clean your act up or get religious, just come as you are to Him. Then when God, by the power of His Spirit saves you through His grace, that’s when you become a new creation, your inner spirit becomes alive to God by the power of God.

‘if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved’

The Church is the place where those who are seeking God and answers to life’s big questions can find out about Jesus and His good plans for their life. It’s also the place where followers of Jesus become a disciple in the teachings of the Holy Bible. A safe place, to get strengthened and equipped to live lives that grow in fellowship with God and reflect the love and message of Jesus. 


Jesus said... 'You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind'. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: 'You shall love your neighbour as yourself'.

  • We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, inerrant and inspired in its original writings and is our final authority on all doctrine.
  • We believe in one eternal God, personal and knowable, Who exists in three persons, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe that Jesus Christ is God manifest in the flesh, born of a virgin, lived a sinless life and that He died on the cross for our sins, was buried, rose again from the dead and ascended bodily back to heaven.
  • We believe that man was originally created in the image of God. Through disobedience, self-centeredness and sin he incurred both physical and spiritual death. Thus, all are now born with a sinful nature, separated from God, guilty before God, deserving of judgment, in need of a Savior and can be saved only through the atoning work of Jesus Christ our Lord.
  • We believe that salvation from sin, death and hell is by God's grace only, based on the work of Jesus Christ alone, and is received by faith through believing in your heart and confessing Jesus as Lord with your mouth and apart from any human performance or merit.
  • We believe that all true born again believers in Jesus Christ are indwelt by the Holy Spirit and that He empowers those believers who obey God.
  • We believe that the baptism of the Holy Spirit is a subsequent experience to the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. Furthermore, it is available to all believers; provides power to be a witness, and is evidenced by the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
  • We believe in the eternal punishment of the unbeliever in hell followed by God's final judgement, the lake of fire, and eternal life for the believer in heaven.
  • We believe in the visible, bodily return of Christ to this earth to judge the world and to claim His Bride, The Church.
  • We believe that all believers should assemble locally together for mutual edification, encouragement, evangelism, service and worship.
  • We believe in divine healing for the human body based on the work of Christ, made available through the prayer of faith.
  • We believe that water baptism and the Lord's Supper are ordinances of the church and should be practiced regularly by all believers.
  • We believe God has ordained and created the institution of marriage to exist between man and woman. We are committed to the home and family values as set forth in the Holy Bible, which include the distinct roles of husbands and wives, fathers and mothers, and children. The marriage relationship between a husband and wife is to reflect and parallel the beauty of the relationship between Christ and His bride, the Church.

Phillip travels the world speaking at pastors conferences & gospel crusades

A Local church with a world vision

Encounter More

Apostolic Prophetic exposition of God's word


How to operate in the gifts of the Holy Spirit


How to find out your calling and next level


How to hear God for yourself and others


How to minister healing


How Kingdom finance works


How to interpret dreams


How to raise leaders to preach, teach & minister


How to declare and decree your own and others breakthrough


How to use your spiritual authority to overcome


WHAT others say about the ministry

Phillip you have the heart for revival, and the prophetic, and the Lord has put a revivalist annointing on you! You are called to build differently to others around about you. You're a resurrection centre, not a hospital!
Dr Sharon Stone
Christian International Europe, Windsor, UK
Your ministry of teaching to the Pastors and church leaders of India has been astounding and a great blessing, your valuable in-depth revelation of Gods word has opened our hearts to new dimensions & perspective in understanding our Lords Love for us. The Pastors have been blessed beyond measure.
Brother Roosevelt
AoG, Gunter, India
By your humble spirit and openness to God, we received such a wonderful revelation of the Father’s love that we have increased inwardly and grown in both understanding and practice. Again, thank you!
Lee Gallaher
Pastor at Faith Life Church, Grantham
Phillip is the next type of Dr. Rodney Howard-Browne!
Joan Hunter
Joan hunter Ministries, Houston, Texas, USA
Believing God is going to break out in revival power in this church and region. If you live in the Crewe area, and desire to encounter God, visit this church!
Jonathan Edwards
Insight, Caerphilly, South Wales
Great pastor and people!
God's going to do incredible things in Crewe!
Carroll Victor Thompson
CVT W.I.L.D. Ministries, Dallas, Texas, USA
Phillip is an anointed servant of God, who since I met him has been a tremendous blessing to my life and ministry!
Faith Onyeka
Pastor at RCCG House of Hope, Roehampton, London
Thank you Phillip for hosting us and leading so sensitively. We appreciated your gentle spirit.
Bill Partington
Head of Affiliate Development, United Christian Broadcasters
Our folk are still talking excitedly about what they learned and experienced of God when you were with us. Only God can produce the benefits and blessing that we enjoyed through your ministry.
Lee Gallaher
Pastor at Faith Life Church, Grantham

Visit Us

Sunday Mornings

Doors Open for setup at 10:00am

Worship & Teaching


Finish & Close about: 12:00 noon

NO Sunday Evening Meetings At The Moment

Wednesday Evenings Online On Facebook and YouTube


Finish & Close by: 9:00pm

Contact Us

  • 07908 692 382
  • Encounter Church, Jubilee House, St Paul's Street, Crewe, CW1 2QA, United Kingdom