Encounter Life Church was launched in 2015 by Pastor Joe and Lady Nicole Turner. After much prayer and consecration, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, and the blessing of their spiritual parents Presiding Bishop Steven R. & Pastor Adrienne D. White of Higher Ground Global Ministries, West Chester, Ohio they answered the call of GOD to shepherd HIS people. They served faithfully at Higher Ground Global Ministries for over 12 years. For  5 years Pastor Joe & Lady Nicole were In-House Pastors, served 9 years as Youth Pastors, and 11 years as personal assistants to Bishop & Pastor White. Together Pastor Joe & Lady Nicole have been in ministry for over 40 years.
 
Pastor Joe has dedicated his life to The LORD by giving to the Kingdom through preaching & teaching The Word of GOD, serving communion, men’s ministry, college campus ministry, outreach, cell groups, teaching catechism, administering baptism, church security, building & grounds maintenance, audio/visual ministry, and prison ministry. He also enjoys serving his community by coaching baseball and basketball.
 
Lady Nicole has cared for the body in various capacities as worship leader, outreach volunteer, women’s healing ministry, ministry to the hearing impaired, college campus ministry, intercessory leader, tutoring and mentoring to disadvantaged youth, catechism teacher, and leadership training.
 
The desire of Pastor Joe & Lady Nicole is for Encounter Life Church to be a multi-cultural, multi-generational place where people are free to worship, inspired to praise, and charged to change the world for the Kingdom of GOD. Pastor Joe & Lady Nicole have been married since 2002 and have two magnetic children, Joshua, and Gabrielle.
  

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