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What to Expect

Encounter Church is fearlessly led by Pastor Philip Pimlott & his wife Kelly. We are all about two things: Jesus and His Word! Our church is a place where LIFE starts, LOVE happens and PURPOSE is revealed. It is a real joy for us to meet you and welcome you home.

Here's all you need to know before you show up for your first Sunday morning experience: Come as you are. Although our time will be taken up by singing, teaching and praying, you don't need any manual to figure out how to fit in. You're only a visitor once.  When you come back, you're part of the family.  

We have a stellar nursery and a dynamic kids club that meet every Sunday during our 10am Experience. The doors open 10 minutes prior to the experience. When you walk in you'll be greeted by some of the happiest faces in Baton Rouge. Get ready to be 'welcomed HOME' and to find your family! 

Our worship is arranged to give you a glimpse of Heaven and Pastor Philip's delivery of passionate truth is on point each week leaving us a step closer Christ.

We meet every Sunday at 10 am and in Small Groups during the week (at various locations and times- See our small group page for details and how to register)

Our Mission: Each one…Reach one.

One of our goals at Encounter Church is to empower people to evangelize. Each on of us has a part to play in spreading the Gospel and building the local church. We may not be able to save the world, but we can all reach one in our world (area of influence).

You + 1

  • So who’s your one? (Everyone needs a "one" to reach)
  • Write their name down. (This is my one!)
  • Pray for them. (Daily)
  • Befriend them. (Follow them on social media)
  • Invite them to church. (Keep asking!)
  • Look to bless them. (Coffee/lunch/B’day card)

Jesus left the masses to search for that one. Our mission: Each one…reach one.                                            


When & Where

We meet at every Sunday @10am Sunday, with a Recovery Service on Friday nights (ER). 

Make sure to come early for a seat, and if you have any special needs - we have you covered.


Encounter Church

12112 Florida Blvd.

Baton Rouge, LA 70815

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Meeting Times:

Sunday Mornings - 10:00am

Encounter Recovery ER - Friday Nights - 6:30pm

Most of our Worship Experiences are an hour and a half long, and are not age-distinct. Although some churches choose to have age-specific services, we choose not to in order to keep experiences the same for everyone. We have all ages attending our Sunday morning services, so no matter what your preferences are, you're welcome to attend!



Vision:  Life starts/love happens/Purpose revealed…know God, find freedom, discover purpose, make a difference. 

Life starts: through knowing God!

What we do:

 “We create weekend worship experiences that both unchurched people and believes love to attend.”

We know you don’t have time to waste-so we want to use our time(experiences) to add value, input, direction and to give you relevant messages that will guide you through the seasons of life.

Why we do:

Because it’s Biblical. Heaven and Hell are realities.

How we do: 

  • Great Praise and Worship
  • Great Student Life.
  • Great messages/series.
  • Great welcome.
  • Empowering/releasing.

Love Happens: As we discover-true love and the freedom Christ has for our lives.

What we do:

We create a small group environment where people can experience community, settle their yesterdays and take their next step in Christ (and Freedom)

Why we do:

  • Because it’s Biblical.
  • People need to be known.
  • People need healing.
  • People need to grow.

How we do:

Small Groups (Free market groups/ interest based).

  • 3 semester per year (Spring-12 weeks…Summer-6 weeks…Fall-12 weeks)
  • By creating: a place for you to connect, grow in a safe environment (Accountability)

Get in a group ... Growing larger. Reaching Smaller.

Purpose revealed (2 fold)

  1. To first discover why you’re here (your purpose)
  2. Then use that purpose to make a difference.

What we do:

We create an easy process for people to discover their purpose and serve on a Dream Team.

Why we do:

  • Because it’s Biblical
  • People need to be needed.

How we do:

Growth track:  a 4-week course with the following goals:

  1. For you to become a member (discover our vision).
  2. Discover your design (Purpose)
  3. Develop/ train you
  4. Join a team (Dream Teamer- living your Dream by serving others)


Always pray to have eyes that see the best in people. 

A heart that forgives the worst. A mind that forgets the bad. 

And a soul that never loses faith in God. 

That’s our mission: Vision (Culture) and Prayer- join the team!