Our aim is to reach out with the full Gospel of Jesus Christ and to teach salvation, healing and provision through His finished work on the cross, which is received through faith alone in Jesus and by His grace. We are fully committed to training 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 warm welcome and we will be delighted to see you.
Pastor Phillip & Rebecca Hand
Every month we are blessed by being able to bring in special guest speakers and Bible teachers from around the world.
Meetings at Encounter Church are all about clear Bible teaching with practical and Biblical answers to real life situations.
Gospel presentations with opportunities for people to receive Jesus as their personal saviour are always made and we encourage people to respond to altar calls and renewals.
We are passionate about encountering all that God has for us so we set aside time in our services for healing the sick and if led by God we may speak words of prophecy and encouragement. We invite you to come and bring others in need to our services, so we can pray with you to receive your healing from God.
Family worship and devotion is really important to us so we spend at least thirty minutes during a service worshipping God and expecting an encounter with Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
Communion and remembering what God has done with the symbols of His body and shed blood is very important part of the Christian life, so we often have a time for breaking of bread and drinking of grape juice, please feel free to participate if you know Jesus Christ as your personal saviour.
Our meetings are friendly and relaxed, but charged with anticipation and excitement about what God will do next.
And you are invited to join with us each week either at our main Sunday meeting or at our Wednesday small groups & home goup events!
How to operate in the gifts of the Holy Spirit
How to share the Gospel
How to minister healing
How to find out your calling
How to preach, teach & minister
How to worship God without reservation
How to hear God
How Kingdom finance works
How to raise leaders
How to interpret dreams
How to use your spiritual authority
How to declare & decree for your breakthrough
Our Pastor & his family
Rev. Phillip, Rebecca, James, Nathan & Timothy Hand
Phillip at 4 Corners Conference Center
Mission to reach the World
Gospel Crusades & Pastors Conferences
We are a non denominational, independent evangelical church and a part of Encounter Network & Encounter TV, founded by our Pastor.
Rev. Phillip Hand is our Pastor and together with our wonderful supporting team planted Encounter Church in 2015, right in the heart of Crewe, Cheshire, England.
Encounter Church came from an original ministry called Vision House Ministries which was originally founded by Phillip back in 1994.
In early 2018 Encounter Television was launched and can now be viewed around the world via the internet and on cable TV including Roku.
2018 was also the year that the Encounter Network of church plants was established.
Casual and respectable
Jeans are acceptable
Shorts of respectable length are okay too.
Suit and ties are NOT required,
but we will love that you have made an effort!
Finally don't let your outward appearance stop you from coming to our church, it's your heart that matters to us!
Pastor Phillip mainly quotes the KJV version of the Holy Bible.
He also from time to time will refer to the Amplified or NKJV.
Visiting speakers are free to use the Bible version they are comfortable with.
We believe that all original scripture is inspired by God and is suitable for instruction and doctrine.
We always encourage comparing of different Bible versions.
Wheel chair access, all on one level.
Free car parking on site from St Pauls Street entrance.
Over flow parking in ASDA supermarket (next door), FREE on Sundays and after 6pm week days.
Automated sliding entrance door with wheel chair ramp.
Security intercom / door bell to gain access, press button to leave, door secure during services.
A free will offering will be taken during the service
Please feel free to give according to how God leads you.
Your support is very much appreciated and goes towards the facilities and our outreach programmes.
We believe God will bless those who partner with us.
We encourage you to give your financial seed an assignment and sow according to your need.
Children can participate in our family friendly services, we want them to be seen and also heard!
Very young children are free to play with provided toys at the rear of the church during the service.
A parent or carer can stay with their child and will still be able to remain in the service.
Changing areas and breast feeding areas are available within our facilities
Kids can also learn about the Bible in our fun Kids Church which opens doors after family worship time
Doors Open / Free Refreshments Served: 10:00am
Finish & Close: 12:00 noon
Doors Open / Free Refreshments Served: 6:00pm
Finish & Close: 8:00pm
Wednesday Home & Small Group Meetings
Contact us or visit us on Sundays at 10:30am & 6:30pm...
07908 692 382