The ENCOUNTER THE CROSS was started in World Prayer Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with Pastor Larry Stockstill. Dorman Duggan at New Life Restoration in Hereford, Texas, and a group of people from that congregation were seeking how to do home groups. In this process we discovered the Encounters and started them as part of the base path to leadership. Part of the World Prayer Center congregation came to Hereford and trained us how to start them in our area. We did Encounters for five years in the Hereford area and saw many people saved and set free.

Then God called us to Lubbock in 2000, and we started the Encounters in the Lubbock area. God has blessed this effort as we are now doing five Encounters a year in the Lubbock area. Curtis Ward is doing four per year in the Sweetwater area. We have trained leaders in South Africa, Thailand and Transnistria as well, where people are being blessed. Our format is with men and women sitting in equal table groups, where discussion can happen after each talk. This is where most ministry takes place, as people share personal experiences of how the Great Exchange has exchange them. All of the talks are directed to who Jesus has paid for us to be through the Holy Spirit. Come join us to see what Jesus has for you!

You will receive an confirmation within 48 hours that your application has been received.  Once you have submitted your application, please mail your $150 registration fee to Encounter the Cross, Attn. Jennifer Riggin, 6405 95th , Lubbock, TX, 79424.  For a map to the retreat centers, please visit our Links page! Items in RED must be filled in!


2020 Encounter Dates

  • Jan 30-Feb 2
  • April 17-19
  • June 19-21
  • Sept 10-13
  • Oct 22-25

Encounter Application

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