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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 for both services (9 & 11 a.m.)  The doors open 10 minutes prior to each service. When you walk in you'll be greeted by some of the happiest faces in Baton Rouge. Encounter Cafe is the first thing you'll see when you walk in. We have free coffee available, snacks and specialty drinks available for a minimal fee. 

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 9 and 11 a.m. and Wednesday nights at 6:45 p.m.

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 repeating)
  • 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 are currently meeting at the Encounter Church campus on Florida Blvd., twice on Sundays and again each first Wednesday night. Make sure to come early for a seat, and if you have any special needs - don't worry! We have you covered.

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Encounter Church

12112 Florida Blvd.

Baton Rouge, LA 70815

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Meeting Times:

Sunday Mornings - 9:00am & 11:00am

1st Wednesday Night - 6:45pm

Encounter Recovery ER - Friday Night - 6:30pm

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Most services last somewhere around 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 per 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)


Psalm 51:10-13 (NLT) Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a loyal spirit within me. Do not banish me from your presence. And don’t take your Holy Spirit from me.

Restore to me the joy of your salvation and make me willing to obey you. Then I will teach your ways to rebels and they will return to you. David said” God I need you to “restore me” while he was at the lowest place in his life, just after committing adultery and murder- and God Did!  

To restore means to ‘be made new’-To see the circumstances and situations of our lives totaling changed leaving us never the same. Restoration starts at the Foot of the Cross-through us having a personal relationship with Jesus.  We are believing for God to restore your life this year (#Restore) we are going to see restoration in our:






Addictions (cycles broken)


The community, nation and world!

We also need to understand that God’s Restoration always has a purpose. 

So that your life can be a testimony to others! 

They may never read a Bible…but they should see the Bible at work in you (Psalm 51:13).


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) Word and Prayer- join the team!