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Deidre Turner | Creative/Worship Arts Director
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Favorite food: chocolate chip cookies
Favorite childhood memory: shelling peas with my grandma
Favorite board game:  There’s a reason they’re called “bored” games
Favorite Youtube video: 
Carpool Karaoke
Favorite sports team: CMS Eagles
Favorite Starbucks drink: Grande pumpkin spice latte nonfat light whip
 
James Turner | Lead Pastor 
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As the founder and lead pastor of Encounter, Pastor James preaches about Jesus in a real-life way. He lives in Hot Springs with his wife, Deidre, and their three girls, Emily, Mikayla, and Mariah. In his spare time, wait, he has none…
 
Favorite food: Spaghetti and meatballs
Favorite movie/tv show:  
Anything Marvel and Star Wars
Favorite ice cream:
Moose tracks. Just because I like the name
Favorite sports team: Florida Gators
Life motto/quote:  
“What’s next?”
Favorite Fun fact about me:
My 34th great-grandfather is Charlemagne Charles Carolingien of the Holy Roman Empire
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John Terry | Executive Pastor 
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Yury Terry | Missions Ministry Coordinator
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God directed Yury and I to Encounter Church, where I serve as Executive Pastor and my wife as Missions Coordinator. My role as “Chief of Staff” is to help facilitate ministry through our incredible staff and volunteers through mentoring, training, equipping and ongoing support…PLUS helping James find that elusive “spare time” to enjoy.
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Jayke and Krystal Throgmartin | Guest Services Ministry Coordinators 
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Caitlin Payne | e-Kids Ministry Coordinator 
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Corbett and Brandi Sutton | e-Tween’s Ministry Coordinators (5th-7th Grade) 
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Aaron Sexton | Technical / Audio-Video Ministry Coordinator
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