new to encounter church?

As you walk in,  you'll be greeted by some of the happiest faces in Baton Rouge. (You're only a visitor once.  When you come back, you're part of the family!)

Come as you are. (Which means, wear clothes ... casual clothes if you like ... slacks, jeans or even shorts.)  No special dress code here. Complimentary coffee is served in the lobby as you walk in, so feel free to grab a cup.

Our Worship Experiences begin at 10AM each Sunday and are typically 90-minutes long with a time of engaging Praise and Worship followed by a powerful Message to carry you for the week. 

Your kids will have an equally awesome time in either our Nursery (3 months - Pre-K)  or at eKids (Kindergarten - 5th Grade).  Kids are welcomed 10 minutes prior to each Experience, so you'll want to arrive 15 minutes early so you can get them registered and still be able to grab a cup of coffee.  

Be sure to stop by our Welcome Desk in the lobby area for answers to any questions you may have -- and a special gift afterwards for our first-time visitors. The Welcome Team is always ready with a smile to help you find what you need or point you in the right direction.

Can't wait to meet you!

pastors philip & kelly pimlott

Lead Pastors

Philip grew up in Norwich, England, in a family of pastors. From an early age, he felt a calling to follow in the footsteps of his dad, uncles and grandfather and preach the Gospel. In 1991, he moved to Baton Rouge to attend Jimmy Swaggart Bible College.  After graduation, he served with Jimmy Swaggart Ministries for several years before planting a church in 2003 that is now Encounter Church. 

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Service Information

At Encounter, we firmly believe that our weekly gatherings are more than a "Service" ... 

they are an EXPERIENCE -- so that's what we call them!


Experience (Service) Times

Every Sunday - 10AM

(Nursery and eKids during these times)

VERTICAL (Youth Ministry)

(For 6th - 12th Graders only)

Sundays - 10AM - 11:30AM

(In the VERTICAL Youth Room)