Pastor Philip & Wendy Glover
Phil, alongside wife Wendy was invited to join Encounter Church as senior pastor in January 2021. Having both originated from Derby, Phil & Wendy spent 34 years in the Northeast of England, where Phil developed the work of Youth for Christ before leading the Elim Church in Whitley Bay. Wendy was head of science at Marden High School and now teaches Physics at University of Birmingham School. In his spare time, Phil enjoys golf, reading and coffee shops.
Isaac Williams - Assistant Pastor
Isaac is the Assistant and Student's Pastor. He is married to Emily, and together they have both been serving in Encounter Church for the last 5 years. Isaac joined the church staff team in 2019 as Assistant Pastor and has begun his training in Elim ministry. He heads up the worship at Encounter as well as leading the student's ministry. Emily is an Assistant Principal at a secondary school and loves people.
Debs Price - Children's Pastor
Debs has been Children's Pastor since May 2018, with involvement in children's ministry for almost 20 years. Having studied at Regents Theological college, Debs later qualified as a primary teacher with a passion for early years. Married to Jamie, they have two very active boys, Jude and Ezekiel. When Debs isn't running around after the boys with a coffee in her hand, she enjoys getting stuck into creative projects, whether that be making gifts, calligraphy or scrapbooking.
Tony Pash - Operations Manger
Tony is the operations manager, having served the church for over 15 years, he is responsible for much of what happens behind the scenes. Within his role he is also the church finance officer and is on the management team within the nursery. Married to Sol, who is a nurse at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, an active volunteer in the church who really loves to welcome and interact with people.Together they enjoy days out and travelling especially to the Philippines, USA and New Zealand where they have family.
Quy Ma - Administator
Quy is the Encounter Church administrator, having become a valued member of the staff team in November 2021. Quy has had previous roles in design companies where she has worked on solving problems creatively. At Encounter, Quy helps to provide logistical support and creates communicative graphics to promote church events and news. In her free time, she loves to play sports, travel, and spend time with the family cat Le Le.
Meet our Eldership Team
Pastor Jamie Price