Plurality of Leadership

The word “Plurality” used in context of the Church is a way of describing shared leadership. 

It is a way of referencing back to the concepts established in the New Testament

that leadership was (and is) a team enterprise, not one man’s charisma. 

When leaders acted in the New Testament, it was as a ruling body, not a one-man decree (see Acts 13:1–3; 15:22–23). 

Leadership at The Encounter is based on this concept. 

The only central figure at The Encounter is Jesus and him crucified and raised again. 

His example of servant leadership drives every decision we make as a team.


Bruce Jacob


Terry Yarbrough


Dennis Fellows


Ministry Leaders

Lori Jacob

Children's Ministry

Brienne Jacob

Worship Ministry

Natalie Harford

Biblical Counseling Ministry


Men's Ministry


Women's Ministry

Steve & Kathy Crane

Classic Encounters Ministry

Brienne Jacob

Young Adults Ministry


Prayer Ministry