The Encounter Church

Who We Are

Experience, Empower, Expect!

The Encounter First Born Church of the Living God, Inc. is located in the City of Winter Haven, Florida. We are an outward focused evangelistic minded church. We provide worship, outreach, and growth opportunities to the community.

Our Services

Service Times

  • 09:45am - Intercessory Prayer
  • 10:00am - Bible Class
  • 11:30am - Morning Worship
  • 07:30pm - Ministry Leadership Training

What to Expect

What are services like?
Services last approximately 90 minutes. Services are lively and we use soundtracks for Praise and Worship songs. The Message is always true to the text and relevant to the audience.

What is the community like?
We consist of families, parents, grandparents, single adults, and children.

What if I'm not a Christian?
Come and fellowship, build relationships, and experience Christ love in a practical non-condemning way.


James Lewis, Jr.

Pastor James E. Lewis, Jr. is the Pastor and Founder of the The Encounter First Born Church of the Living God, Inc. Pastor Lewis, Jr. is a gifted leader and a young visionary with a vision for souls. Under his leadership The Encounter Church has implemented evangelistic and outreach ministries to impact the community for Christ and enlarge the Kingdom. Pastor Lewis Jr's vision also includes providing tutoring and after school services for students and counseling and career services for adults.

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