Boston is the most innovative city in the world.
million people live in the Greater Boston area
people within 15 minute drive of our target community
million people visit our target community every month
1 in 5
U.S. educated world leaders attended a school in Boston
percentage of evangelical Christians in Norfolk County
1 in 12
people are atheists
We exist to be a catalyst for encounters with Christ that lead to life change.
We accomplish this by creating moments marked by personal interactions, profound experiences, and practical teaching that move people to live on mission with Christ.
Who We Are
Chris accepted Christ in 2001 while he was in college at the age of 20. He was then called into fulltime ministry two years later. The call to church planting has been ten years in the making with God preparing, equipping, and training Chris and Ginny.
Ginny has her M.A. in Teaching. She is passionate about her family, investing in and shepherding women, serving the local church, and education.
Jason responded to the gospel message in the summer of 1999 and to God’s call to ministry while in college. After ten years of student, adult, and leadership development ministry, their lives are solely focused on planting Encounter Church.
Rachel has her M.A. in Education. She is passionate about her two boys, her husband, and connecting with those who do not yet know Jesus.
"This city shall be to me a name of joy, a praise and a glory before all the nations of the earth who shall hear of all the good that I do for them."
Faith works // We are expectant people because we serve an effective God. He is why faith works.
Pioneering spirit // We are driven by what could be - not what is. Our pioneering spirit is rooted in the hope of the gospel.
Love does // We will be known by what we do for our community, not what we want from our community. We believe love does.
Everything speaks // The details matter because it is ultimately his reputation at stake not ours. We believe everything speaks about him.
"The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest."
The most powerful tool we have at our disposal is prayer. We firmly believe in the power of prayer and are asking for your commitment to daily stand with us in prayer.
One of the greatest ways to impact the church and our target community is to send a mission team at strategic times throughout the year.
In order to effectively launch strong and reach the people in our target community, we need partners who are willing to give financially. Your generosity will allow us to launch well and maintain a level of excellence in what we do. We would value your commitment in giving financially either as a one-time gift or by establishing a multi-year partnership.