ABOUT OUR CHURCH:
The Encouraged Church is completely centered on Christ and our beliefs are solely based upon the Bible. We follow the leading of the Holy Spirit so that everyone may receive the edification which the Lord alone can bring. Our congregation believes that God is a good God - ALL the time!
We are a New Testament church. Our contemporary worship is heart-felt and sincere. We are excited about Jesus and therefore teach the Bible with enthusiasm. People in our services sometimes share testimonies and flow in the gifts of the Spirit. The Encouraged Church provides ministry to whoever desires it and we have witnessed first hand the wonderful things the Lord has done in response to prayer. Indeed, we truly do believe in miracles and in the power of God to bring positive change to our life.
We are fully non-denominational; yet we appreciate all the various churches that look to Christ as their Savior. Pastor Glenn and Rhonda enjoy listening to a broad range of Christian ministers and highly esteem all their labors in the Lord. However, they are particularly drawn to those ministers who emphasize the GOOD NEWS of Christ's redemptive grace, such as: Andrew Wommack, Joyce Meyer, Joel Osteen -- and others.
Presently, we are a small church. But, do not discount us because of our size. We have a big heart and a huge desire to see: souls saved, lives changed, and believers strengthened.
ABOUT OUR SENIOR PASTOR & HIS FAMILY:
Pastor Glenn Ewart grew up in a small coal mining town in southwest Pennsylvania, having had several amazing encounters with Jesus in his youth. The Lord led him to Harford County in 1972, where he has served both as a public school teacher and a pastor. Glenn was dramatically healed by God in 2011 from a very rare, life-threating, lymphatic cancer. His new book entitled "The Road of Life (Wisdom for the Journey)" will soon be released. The Lord has anointed Glenn with a genuine pastor's heart and has called him to preach a powerful Word that brings positive results.
Rhonda, the daughter of ministers, spent her childhood in western Maryland. She moved to Harford County in 1974 when her parents were transferred to a local Methodist church. The Lord has highly gifted Rhonda, especially in counseling and teaching the Word. She carries a joyful spirit of revival that uplifts us all!
One beautiful spring evening, as Glenn was leading a Bible study at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Rhonda walked into his life. They fell deeply in love, and married soon after, in Nov. of 1978. Their marriage has been blessed with five children and an abundance of grandchildren. They are not only committed to each other, but also to lovingly proclaming the Gospel of Christ.
ABOUT OUR ASSOCIATE PASTOR:
Mike McGraw is our associate pastor. Mike has a tremendous evangelistic calling and a contageous excitement for the Gospel. He encourages us every week to remember that "God is a GOOD God"! We are so very blessed to have him as a leader in our congregation.
God cares about you - and so do we. Come and grow with us as we reach out to uplift a discouraged world and rise together to truly be:
"The Encouraged Church"