We’re having Sunday morning services both in-person and online!  Wednesday prayer meetings are online only.

Pastor John Paul & Rebecca Cruz


We want to provide you with a current update on what’s happening at Encounter Ministries regarding the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19).  Our approach for dealing with this pandemic continues to be guided by the following.


II Cor. 6:7 says that we commend ourselves in every way: “with weapons of righteousness in the right hand and in the left”.  Therefore, as a church, we are committed to fighting the coronavirus outbreak with a two-pronged assault.  With our right hand, we stand in faith that no weapon formed against us will prosper (Isaiah 54:17) and that no plague will come near our dwelling (Psalm 91:10).  We will not fear the terror of night or the arrow that flies by day (Psalm 91:5).  We believe and know that the gates of hell will not prevail against the church of Jesus Christ (Matthew 16:18).


With our left hand, we partner with our government leaders and public health officials and do our part to assist them as they work to limit the spread of the virus.  This is important for several reasons. First, Rom. 13:1-5 tells us to submit to the governing authorities for they are God’s servants for our good (vs 4).  As they make their best efforts to contain the virus, they are fulfilling God’s plan and it is right and necessary for us to assist them in it.  Second, we must be mindful of our testimony to our community.  II Cor. 6:3-4 says:  “We put no stumbling block in anyone’s path, so that our ministry will not be discredited.  Rather, as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way.”  By following the recommendations of our government leaders and public health officials, we commend our ministry to our community and demonstrate that their health is important to us.


We are currently holding in-person services on Sunday morning, in accordance with current guidelines from the governor’s office and the state public health department.  The services begin with a time of worship at 10:00 am.  At 10:30 am, Pastor John Paul brings a message from the Lord, which is also broadcast live on Facebook (www.facebook.com/EMPalouse).  For those who are unable to join us at that time, the message will remain posted on Facebook for viewing at any time.  Tithes and offering can be given online through the church website (https://app.easytithe.com/App/Giving/encounterpullman). 


Wednesday prayer meetings are being conducted online via Zoom at 6:30 pm.  Please contact the church if you want to join the Zoom meetings.


Rebecca, myself and our staff are praying with you and for you.  We are thankful for God’s perfect peace and guidance during this time.


United with you in Christ,

John Paul and Rebecca Cruz

Experiencing God together so others can encounter God through us.

The Bible tells us that we are stronger together. God created us to connect — first with Him and then with others. At Encounter Ministries, we run weekly services with an aim of bringing the Pullman community together to share their love of Christ.


645 N Grand
Pullman, WA 99163


Weekly Services

  • Sundays at 10:00 AM
  • Livestreaming starts at 10:30 AM
  • Wednesdays at 7:00 PM