Dr. A. Lorenzo McKinney accepted the call to ministry in 1973 after a crisis in his life in which his wife became seriously ill after the birth of their daughter, Anika . During this time of crisis they both were drawn closer to the Lord and committed themselves to serving Him. God miraculously restored her  to health after going through some very difficult surgery. They began a Bible Study in their home where they invited neighbors and family members to join them in their study of God’s Word. The study grew over the next year and many people came to faith in Jesus Christ and God led them to plant a Church in 1975. The Bible Study became The Washington Christian Center, which is now Encounter Life Church.

Our Mission

To Enlarge God’s Kingdom, Exalt God’s presence, Equip God’s people, and Express God’s love as we Engage the culture.

Our Vision

Our vision is for people everywhere to encounter God’s presence, discover their purpose and experience His power through the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Core Values

E – Emphasis on God’s Word as final authority

N – Nurturing, Loving Relationships

C – Cheerful Givers

O – Outreach & Evangelism

U – Uplifting Worship

N – Needs met through community connections

T – Transformation

E – Every Member Serves

R – Restoration

© Encounter Life Church

Encounter God’s presence. Discover your purpose. Experience His power!

Call us at 301-894-0800 | Visit us at 2200 Culbera Dr. Hillcrest Heights, MD 20748

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