Contact Us

  • Phone: (813) 655-7431
  • Email: 
  • Meeting Address:
    15326 Fishhawk Blvd. Lithia, FL 33547

Service Times

  • Saturday: 5 pm
  • Sunday: 8:00, 9:30, & 11:15 am.


Encounter Student Ministry

Our student ministry exists to reach non-believing students, to connect them with other Christians, to help them grow in their faith, and to challenge the growing to discover their ministry and honor God with their life. Our goal is to help every student understand that God has placed value on them and purpose in them. Our weekly events for students include:


Wednesdays from 7:00-8:30 PM

This is our mid-week service where high school and middle school students are directed to separate areas for worship, games and a great message! Then we break up into small groups for life-changing discussions led by our trained adult leaders. Encounter Wednesdays take place in the Fellowship Center (Building B).

transit - middle school

saturdays FROM 6:15-7:30 PM
sundays from 9:30-10;45 AM
Sundays from 11:15 AM-12:30 PM

Taking place during or after our key adult services, Transit is our new Middle School ministry that is held in room B-200 (Saturdays at 6:15 PM and Sundays at 11:15 AM) and B-200 (Sundays at 9:30 AM). This is where our middle schoolers meet for fun, friendships, a relevant message, and interactive conversations for a time of learning and growth. High School students also have the opportunity to serve Middle School students during all three Transit environments.

Encounter Tribes at the Movies!

Please join us for Encounter's April Tribe Night at the Movies!
Encounter will have its own theater reserved at Xscape Theaters Riverview to watch the movie "I Could Only Imagine" (Rated PG) about the singer, Bart Millard, of the Christian band MercyMe. This will be for both Middle School and High School students and their Group Leaders. Be sure to wear your Tribe Color, for the tribe with the biggest representation will win a secret surprise from Pastor Chris!!!

The Date is April 25th, 2018
The Address is 6135 Valleydale Drive, Riverview, FL 33578
The Time is 7:00-9:00 pm
The Cost is $16 per student. This includes admission into the movie,
popcorn and unlimited soda!


Questions? Contact Julie Rye at

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"We are excited about everything that God is doing here and we want to spread that excitement to everyone we encounter."

Chris Greenwood, Student Pastor