Leadership

Meet The Team

Chris and Tracy Binion

Lead Pastors

For over 20 years, Chris and Tracy have used their ministry skill sets to help other pastors pursue the vision God has placed in their hearts.  They have been blessed to learn, grow, and experience some of the most amazing moves of God. Prior to answering the call to launch Encounter, Chris and Tracy prayed that God would show them His purpose for their lives and they believe He has answered.  September 10, 2017, they launched Encounter Church located in Fate, Texas.  Its purpose... Love God, Love People, Serve our World!

Marlon May

Associate Pastor

Pastor Marlon May received his call to preach at age 22.  He delivered his first sermon shortly after and became a licensed minister. In 2002, he was ordained as an associate pastor.  His previous roles have included Pastor of Helps & Hospitality, Director of Finance, Board Member, and Senior Pastor.

Daisy Santana

Children's Pastor

Five years ago, the Lord placed a calling on Daisy's life to minister to children. For the past four summers she has been a part of Dave Roever Camp, where she helps minister to children of wounded warriors.  Daisy has a desire in helping and guiding children in their relationship with the Lord and a passion in seeing children's hearts on for fire God.

Jeff Bright

Audio Director

Jeff's knowledge in audio is second to none.  From a young age he watched as his dad served in the same capacity, so it was no surprise that Jeff would take on the family business.  He has a heart to serve and through the gift the Lord has given Him, he is able to help members at Encounter experience God in an amazing way.

Keith Betters

Media Director

With a love for cinematography and loads of natural creativity, Keith is passionate about producing beautiful visuals. Telling stories and documenting life through the lens is something he has done professionally for over a decade. His experience includes capturing countless weddings, performing cinematography for television documentaries, and completing many international engagements to capture images for his clients. Serving as Media Director at Encounter strengthens his walk with Christ, which was engrained in him as young child. If he can help connect the community to the church & even more so to Christ, he is fulfilling his purpose.

Alesya Nesterenko

Volunteer Coordinator

Alesya has a great ministry background and lead at her former church in Seattle Washington for over 12 years.  She has done everything from Hosting, Marriage Ministry, to Service Director.  She has such a heart to see people become invested in the church by serving to help further the Kingdom of God while growing in their own personal journeys.

Haley Binion

Worship Pastor

From a very young age, Haley has had a calling placed on her life.  While growing up, her parents helped to foster the talents God had given her.  She began her worship journey by singing in church and after several years of helping others with worship, she began to step out and lead.  She has been with Encounter from the beginning and her desire is that each person, through worship, encounters God in a deeper more intimate level.  A level that causes things to shift in their lives.  Haley loves singing and connecting with everyone she meets.

Andrew Frye

Music Director

Andrew began playing the piano as a child in his Grandfather's church in Hot Springs, Arkansas.  At the age of 12, an owner of a recording studio heard him playing at the church and so began Andrew's career as a session player.  He has since produced hundreds of albums for other artists as well as performing concerts and church services nationally.  
As a career musician he has been blessed to play  for a wide variety of artists, pastors, and ministries such as The Potter's House- Bishop T.D. Jakes, Life Austin - Pastor Randy Phillips, Pastor Gary Oliver, Larry Gatlin, Russ Taff, Randy Travis, Kacey Musgraves, Demi Lovato and many others.   He is married to his wife, Aleta, for 44 years and if you ask him he will quickly let you know, "Life is GREAT! God is HUGE! And I'm HAPPY!"