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Encounter started as a dream years ago in the hearts of Joel, our pastor, and his wife Meghan. Coming from a large city in Latin America, Joel has always had a heart for urban ministry. During his tenure on staff at Centerpoint Church in Annapolis, Joel and Meghan started feeling the call to plant a church in Washington, DC that would truly reflect the diversity of the city. After months of prayer and exploration, they felt led to the neighborhood of Columbia Heights because of its diversity, vibrancy, and the life of the community. We are currently meeting as a team, gearing up for our public launch in the fall of 2017. If you would like to find how to get involved just contact us.