Will is the Lead Pastor of Encounter Community. Will, along with several others, had a vision to take a leap of faith by following God's leadership and begin Encounter Community. Will has a heart for the city of Owensboro, the state of Kentucky, and the world. His passion is to meet people where they are, see them changed by the love of God through a relationship with Jesus Christ, and to help them become all Christ wants them to become through discipleship. Will and his wife, Brittany, have two sons: Liam and Tytus.
Mike is the Youth Minister of Encounter Community Church. Mike has a passion for the future generation and has served in various roles of youth ministry for over ten years. His desire is to join alongside families to lead students to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Mike and his wife Tisha have five children: Kaylyn, Kavaughn, Colton, Jaden and Bryson.
My name is Becky Martin, I am the Children's Director for our EK Ministry. I am currently 54 years of age, married to my High School sweetheart Eric for 33 years. We have 2 wonderful children that are married and God has blessed us with 4 amazing grandchildren that are the loves of our lives. I grew up in an amazing godly home and was honored to have so many wonderful people that poured into my life as I became a believer and grew in my walk with God. So I feel that God placed a calling on my heart many years ago to return that blessing by pouring into the lives of children. I have served in many areas of Children's Ministry for over 20 years and had many opportunities to lead in numerous areas. I have had the privilege to sit down and look into the eyes of a child and share with them that God loves them so much and has created them for such a divine purpose, is truly a grateful honor. Then to be able to continue in that journey with these children as they are trained and grow into being fully devoted followers of Christ, is a gift that God has allowed me to share in so many times. Making a difference in this world by loving on one lil heart at a time!
"Cuz Kidz Matter"