Our vision is to see the love of Christ restore life to the Phoenix area through our worship, prayer, discipleship, and outreach as He makes “all things new.”

Meet Our Pastors

Pastor Brent and his wife Jennifer have been in ministry for the last 10 years. Called to preach in 2006, Brent and Jen have been involved in ministry in Pampa, Texas and in Glendale, Arizona. Brent received his ministry education at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee. Pastor Brent has also had the opportunity to preach at churches around the country as well as many youth camps. Brent is married to his beautiful wife Jennifer and they have two children, Kaitlyn, 6 and Emily, 3. The importance of a real encounter with God has been the voice of Pastor Brent’s ministry through the years.


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Our Mission shapes every aspect of the life of our church.

Our mission is to Love God, Love People, and Serve Our City.

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Our vision is to see the love of Christ restore life to the Phoenix area through our worship, prayer, discipleship, and outreach as He makes “all things new,” (Revelation 21:5).

Core Beliefs

These are our core beliefs that we find to be unchanging and unwavering in the Word of God that lead us to our mission.


The Bible Is The Word of God

2 Timothy 3:16 NIV
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.

Jesus Is The Son of God

Matthew 3:17 NIV
And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.\”

John 14:6 NIV
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.\”

You Must Be Born Again

John 3:3 NIV
Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.\”

Matthew 16:25 NIV
For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it.

Believers Can And Should Live A Life Full Of The Holy Spirit

Acts 1:8 NIV
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.


Love God

Application of Scripture

We value the importance of preaching and teaching the Word of God.  We believe that the Word of God still changes lives today.


We value prayer.  We believe in the power of prayer in the life of every believer.

Praise and Worship

We value praise and worship.  We believe in lifting high the name of Jesus.  


We value excellence at Encounter AZ.  We believe that God is honored as we do ministry with excellence.

Love People

Outreach and Evangelism

We value reaching people who are far from God.  We believe this is the fulfillment of the Great Commission.  

Unity and Diversity

We value unity and diversity.  We believe in focusing on the things that unite us, and not the things that divide us.


We value community with believers and non-believers.  We believe in bringing the lost into the family of God.

Small Groups

We value small groups.  We believe it is essential that we grow larger and smaller at the same time.

Serve Our City

Discipleship and Leadership

We value discipleship and leadership.  We believe in creating leaders in this generation.


We value service.  We believe in imitating Christ as we always look to serve, and not to be served.

Creativity and Innovation

We value creativity and innovation.  We believe in changing methods of presenting an unchanging message.  


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