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"Encounter Christian Center (ECC) is a 21st Century Church with a 1st Century message that gives purpose for living through an encounter with the person of Jesus Christ."

ECC began in 2003 as a dream planted by the calling of God in the heart of Dr. Wilson Morales. He was convinced that the Gospel can transform lives through an ENCOUNTER with God. Today we are blessed to see how lives are being changed and hearts are being compelled to love God and live a transformed life. Sunday Worship Services: First service at 9:00am and Second service at 10:30am.

Our Purpose

Our ministry is one that uses modern methods in order to reach a modern society that has redefined morality. Though our methods may be contemporary, we live by the unchanging principles found in the Bible, which we believe go beyond the influence of time and culture.


Encounter Christian Center is driven by a passion for transformational theology. Our mission is to lead people into a relationship with God that will transform their mind and character to be centered in God not self, thus becoming a servant of others.


Our vision statement reads...
"Encounter Christian Center is a 21st Century Church with a 1st Century message that gives purpose for living through an encounter with the person of Jesus Christ."


Encounter Christian Center is a community of believers committed to follow Jesus, bring forth the kingdom of God, and seek together the transformational power of the Holy Spirit. We are a Spirit-Led Purpose Driven Church. Click Here for a basic summary of the Biblical beliefs that ECC upholds.


Our Passion

The Church is still God's vehicle to change the world. When we allow God to use us, our willingness to serve, minister, and love those for whom He died, it's an impact to our generation. He has called us to do whatever it takes to see the lost won.

We as the Church, are God’s hands, mouth, and feet in this world—the body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:12-27). We are to love like Jesus loved and serve like Jesus served. We're on a mission from God! A divine madate to Save The Lost; to Strengthen Families; and to Shape Up The believer. (Matthew 28:18-20).

That is the heartbeat of God and the heart we, at ECC, are after... Hearts aligned with God's heart and purpose!

To Serve Is To Love

Let all that you do be done in love. (1 Corinthians 16:14)
Before we can discover what our particular ministry in Christ is, we must first understand what the Bible means when it speaks of "ministry." "Ministry" is love in action. Jesus provided the pattern for Christian ministry--He came, not to receive service, but to give it. WHY? Because He loved the people He served. (see Matthew 20:28; Mark 10:45; John 13:1-17). At ECC we nurture people of all ages in the Christian faith and help them practice the disciplines of discipleship. ECC exists not to serve itself but to serve others.

Growing Together

As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another (Proverbs 27:17)
ECC's eGroups are the gathering together of groups of people on a regular basis for the purpose of fellowship; study of the Bible, and to offer support for one another's goals, and encouragement for life's challenges. 

There is always a scriptural aspect to an eGroup either through Bible study, devotions, scripture readings or prayer. eGroups always have an empty chair for new members. New people are encouraged to join a group, helping them to meet others and feel like part of the community.

Find Your Place

" if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin." (1 John 1:7)
  • eGroups (small/home groups)
  • Prayer Ministry - Prayer Watch
  • Children's Ministry
  • Youth Ministry
  • Young Adults
  • Men's Ministry - MAC "Men Are Connected"
  • Women's Ministry - SIS "Sisters In Service”
  • Couples Ministry - M4L "Marriage for Life"
  • Grief, Anxiety, and Depression group - Zoe Ministry

Our Presence

Worship services are streamed in real-time via Ustream. They are also archived and available for later view.

You'll need a high-speed/broadband internet connection to view the services on your computer, or the USTREAM app to watch on your mobile device.  Click the following buttons to get the iPhone & iPad app or the Android app.  Once installed, just search for “ECC app.”

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Contact Us

Pastoral Care Team
Main Address
Encounter Cristian Center (ECC)
30080 Henry Lane
Charlotte Hall, MD 20622

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 412
Charlotte Hall, MD 20622

Senior Pastor,
Dr. Wilson Morales

Pastoral Staff
Dennis Gillikin, Executive Pastor
Lynden Minott, Associate
Lourdes Morales, Associate
Lino Feliciano, Associate Pastor
Don Dodson, Elder