We Have A New Home! And a new church name!

Dear Church Family,

February, 2017 we were pleased to announce the sale of our current building on Orchard Road and the purchase of our new facility only 1.5 miles away and just south of Arapahoe Road at the intersection of Galena and Costilla in Centennial.  We are excited to begin this new chapter in our 57 year history!

Our present facility has been a tremendous blessing for over 27 years as headquarters for Marilyn Hickey Ministries, ORCC and Saving Moses.  From this location, we have impacted for Christ millions of people locally and around the world.  Our new campus will better meet our current and future requirements as we continue this vital mission.

Since this change indicates a change of name as well, you will begin to see changes from Orchard Road Christian Center to Encounter Church as we transition to our new church location. Many changes will occur before we move to the Galena location.

When we move, our 51,000 square foot facility will include newly renovated spaces for worship, children’s and youth ministries, classrooms, gathering spaces for socializing, a community room/kitchen for larger meetings and events, offices and television production facilities.  The new site also has vacant land with which to expand up to an additional 20,000 square feet as we grow.  Our new campus will provide wonderful opportunities to revitalize and expand our mission to the Denver community and worldwide for years to come.  Mark 16:15 And then he told them, “Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone.

We anticipate holding our first services at the Galena location this Fall, 2017.  We look forward to communicating our progress through frequent updates to this web page, as well as in a variety of other ways in the months ahead.  This is an exciting new chapter in our story and we’re expecting miracles, divine appointments, and open doors!


Reece and Sarah Bowing

Lead Pastors