Our Story

How it all started...

Encounter has a rich and dynamic history.  It all started with a church called Rose Hill Church of the Nazarene formed in 1938.  After celebrating 82 years of ministry, Rose Hill found themselves in a dire situation of survival.  In the midst of this this time of sorrow and heartbreak, this group of people saw hope and heard God calling them to help minister to the area of West Little Rock in a new and dynamic way, even if it meant the end of Rose Hill.  This new ministry would help everyone have the opportunity to experience the love of God no matter what their background was, where they lived or what their work schedule was.  Ministry would begin to revolve around Mission, action through loving relationships and not only a location.  Rose Hill sold their church facility and invested in the future of the future of God's Kingdom.  From this vision came Encounter Church and a new mission and vision.  This group has shown through incredible odds and challenges that God is continually and effectively working to change and restore all of His creation through His body, the Church.

Expanding the vision...

Encounter wants to expand beyond the traditional roles and methods of ministry to help share the love of God.  Church cannot and should not look the same for everyone but it should have the same heart and mission. Encounter Church is dedicated to continually finding new ways to help love their community and worship God in dynamic and impactful ways.

Where we are headed...

We don't know where God is taking us from this point but we know that it must be guided and powered by the Holy Spirit.  We at Encounter don't ever want to limit what God can do and where He can lead us!  We only wish to be Spirit-filled and Spirit-led.

Be a part of our story...

Join us live in person or online every Sunday as we gather to worship together a  10 am.