WE ARE
FAITH ENCOUNTER

Faith Encounter is a Church based in Maryville,Tennessee.  

We are not just another church. What we are is a church family that will open up our arms and our hearts to show you how truly loved you are.  FE is a place where God meets people who are far from perfect. Our desire is to be a hospital for the lost and the broken hearted.  Everyone is welcome, no matter where you are in your spiritual journey.  We are a family that will show you love and encourage your growth in Christ.

2342 Duncan Rd. Maryville, TN 37803
 
WHAT TO EXPECT
First Time Visiting Faith Encounter?
 
We want you to know we’re excited to have you!  You are welcome here!  No matter your age or background, you’ll fit in here. 
 
Sunday worship service begins at 10:30am.  Our worship service includes a time of praise and worship led by FE’s Praise Team. There is a time of fellowship with one another. Then the Word of God is delivered by one of our pastors. Simultaneous to our worship service, we have our Encounter Kidz services for children ages 5-12. Nursery is available for ages 0-4. Services usually last 90 minutes but we want to allow the Holy Spirit to have His way so times may vary. Don’t worry about what you wear. Our Senior Pastor may be wearing a suit but there will be plenty of us in jeans and t-shirts. We just want you to come and freely worship a living God who loves you!  
 
Wednesday night worship services begin at 7:00pm. Adults have worship and Bible study in our caFE with food, coffee, and the Word.  Our youth ministry for ages 13-18 and children’s ministry for ages 5-12 are occurring as well. Nursery for ages 0-4 is also available.  Services normally last between 60-75 minutes. Everyone on campus gets a chance to eat so don’t worry about rushing to pick up dinner before hand.
We pray you have an encounter with Jesus Christ that will change your life for eternity!  
 
For more information on our ministries, visit our CONNECT page. If you have any questions, please contact us.
OUR LEADERSHIP 
Mike Williams
SENIOR PASTOR
Brian Smith
YOUTH PASTOR
Carrie Smith
YOUTH MINISTRY
 
 
Michelle Williams
WOMEN’S PASTOR
Jeremy & Virginia Bell
OUTREACH PASTORS
Sheila Merritt
FINANCIAL SECRETARY
 
 
 
OUR BELIEFS
 
  • God: We believe that there is one God who exists in three              persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
  • Jesus: We believe that Jesus is the Son of God, was born of a virgin, was wholly God and wholly man, lived a sinless life, died in our place as a sacrifice for the sins of mankind, was buried, arose bodily from the grave, and ascended into Heaven.
  • Holy Spirit: We believe that God the Holy Spirit is active in convincing unbelievers of their need for salvation, and is the Comforter and Guide Who lives in every believer.
  • Man: We believe that man is a special creation of God, made in His image, but that through the sin of the first man, Adam, mankind fell so that all men are sinners and need salvation.
  • Salvation: We believe that salvation is a gift received through repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
    Assurance: We believe that every person who is truly saved is eternally Salvation secure in the Lord Jesus Christ.
 
  • Eternity: We believe that those persons who die in their sins without Christ spend eternity in Hell and those persons who die with their sins forgiven through Christ spend eternity in Heaven.
  • Prayer: We believe that each believer has direct access to God through the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • Baptism: We believe that water baptism is an act of obedience to the command of Christ and is by immersion after salvation.
  • Church: We believe that the church is a local body of baptized believers with the Lord Jesus Christ as the Head.We believe in the
  • Great Commission: to proclaim the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ to the uttermost parts of the earth. Amen.
  • Government: We believe in the separation of church and state, but not in separation of God and government. Christians are salt and light in society.
OUR LOGO
  • Faith Encounter Logo is an FE with a cross in the middle and with a central point representing Christ as the center of all that we do.
  • FE is the simple word for Faith in Spanish and some other languages. The FE logo represents a cross cultural presentation of the gospel.
  • The FE logo represents iron in the periodic table to signify that we bring out the strength in each other. Proverbs 27:17: “As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend.”

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