Encounter Church is a tightly knit network of life-giving Christian house churches

located in the East End of Pittsburgh.

Our desire is to create authentic and intimate spaces where you and your family can experience God in relevant ways and begin to express the grace and mercy of Jesus Christ through the East End, Pittsburgh, and the world!

"Reaching the East End, one relationship at at time."


We meet weekly in homes around the East End of Pittsburgh.

Click below to learn more and plan a visit!

Our vision is to reach the East End of Pittsburgh, neighborhood by neighborhood, one relationship at a time. Each of our neighborhood house churches are part of one church family spread across the city, for the good of the city and for those who live in it. Our desire is to reach those who are far from God, to bring life into dark places, and make a positive impact in our neighborhoods.

need prayer?

Our church prays for each other, our community outreach partners, our city of Pittsburgh, 

and our global missions outreach. We would also love to pray for you.

Tell us about your specific prayer concerns. Simply fill out the form below and our prayer team

will pray for you throughout the week.


Jared & Heather Lanza

Along with Jared and Heather are a growing number

of devoted friends who share a deep love for God,

each other, and the city of Pittsburgh.