OUR PASTORS

Pastor Gregg Crothers

Gregg and his wife Denise, started the Encounter Praize & Worship Center after seeing such a need in our community for a church that would minister to those who weren't comfortable in the traditional church setting. After much prayer, they started a "Church for the Rest of Us". Gregg has been in music ministry for most of his life, and has also served as a youth pastor and various other capacities. He has been playing guitar for over 40 years now, and loves to worship God through his playing. He considers it a blessing and an honor to be able to serve and worship God with his wife.  He and Denise have two children and seven grandchildren!​

Pastor Denise Crothers

Denise has been worshiping God through singing and playing her piano since she was 12 years old. She played through out her teen years, and then went to Liberty Bible College in Florida where she studied Music theory, Bible and drama. Her and her husband Gregg were married in 1983 and they started to minister together shortly after. They played in a Christian rock group in the 80's for the purpose of reaching young people, and helping those on drugs and other addictions. A gifted musician, singer and songwriter, Denise is widely considered one of the most annointed worship leaders around. She teaches approximately 60-70 students a week, helping many to go on to be worship leaders and musicians in their own church. Her heart is to reach the lost, the hurting, and those in need.​

 Tim Smith - Board member

       

           Gary  Campbell

                 Board Member