Pastors & Staff

John Stone

Teaching Pastor

John has been in serving in ministry since 1985 with responsibilities ranging from ministry to children, junior high and high school students, family ministry and extensive counseling while serving in churches before partnering in 2001 with the North American Baptist Conference to start a new church in Sacramento which today is called Encounter Church.

Joe Walters

Teaching Pastor

Joe manages Legacy Wealth Management as a personal investment advisor. However, his true passion is studying and teaching scripture. Joe has a unique grasp of biblical truth and a gift for relaying that truth in relevant and practical ways. His primary passion is to reach the people who live in Natomas and the greater Sacramento area with the transformational power of the gospel.