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Encounter Church First Assembly of God Great Bend Kansas
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Encounter Church provides an opportunity to connect, recharge, and grow in faith. We invite you to experience relational connection, vibrant worship, and empowering teaching. We value you and your family and desire to meet you where you are and guide you in the pursuit of your God given destiny. When you visit, you will find a welcoming atmosphere, with a strong focus on a personal encounter with God. Learn more about what to expect when you visit. Come Encounter God and all that he has in store for you. We can't wait to meet you!

A place to ENCOUNTER friends, old and new.

An atmosphere to ENCOUNTER the presence of God.

An opportunity to ENCOUNTER your purpose.



Encounter Church defines success through the ‘one another’ passages in scripture. Jesus said to his disciples, “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples.” More than forty additional ‘one another’ passages appear in the Bible; forgive one another, bear one another, serve one another, care for one another, encourage one another, and pray for one another. When we do these things well, we serve as instruments of Christ to meet the need of the human heart, the greatest of which is to know Jesus, who taught us to love. We invite you to partake of ‘one another’ moments at Encounter Church.

- Pastor Wayne Beaver

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407 N. 6th St

Sterling, KS

8:30-4:30 M-F

Office Hours



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Pastor Wayne & Jackie Beaver

For most of his career, Pastor Wayne was a biblical studies teacher and administrator at Cincinnati Christian School. He spent nearly 40 years working with teens and parents. For six years of that time, he also served as pastor of Living Faith Assembly in nearby Oxford, Ohio.

In addition to the hundreds of unnamed tasks of a pastor’s wife, Jackie organizes our worship music for Sunday mornings. Jackie has a rich background in vocal music performance and choral direction.

So, what does a campus pastor do? In our case, basically what any local pastor does- preach, counsel, pray, and offer a helping hand where needed. Come meet the pastor and the friendly members of our congregation. We would be glad for you to join us in worship.


Weekly Events

Sunday Morning

10:15 AM Coffee, Donuts, and Fellowship Before Service

10:30 AM Worship Service (Children's Church is a Part of Service)

Can't join in person? No problem! Watch online.

Wednesday Evening

6:00 - 6:30 PM Quiet Prayer Time

6:30 PM Discerning God's Voice / Prayer & Worship

Each week, we alternate between study material from Priscilla Shirer to discern the voice of God, and spending time in guided prayer and worship.

Other Special Events

Get Involved & Build Connections

Read more about the upcoming Special Events we host, outside of the routine Sunday and Wednesday activities.

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Join us LIVE during Sunday morning worship services.

Watch a previous worship 
SERVICE in our online archive.

Tell us how we can agree with you in PRAYER in the coming weeks.

FOLLOW us on Facebook to stay connected between Sundays.




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Church Address:

407 N. 6th St.

Sterling, Kansas 


Reach Out Directly:

Office Phone: 620-792-5211

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