WE ARE Encounter LIfe Church


Encounter Life Church exists to minister to the whole family so the whole family can take the gospel to the whole world.


The mission of Encounter Life is to make fully devoted followers of Jesus. We believe we can best accomplish this by making disciples who:

1. Love God

2. Live His Mission

3. Love Others

4. Lead them to Follow



Come and Join Us! Encounter Life Church meets every Sunday morning at 9:45 am at 1006 Oakdale Street Manchester, TN 37355. What can you expect at Encounter Life?  You can expect friendly people, a blend of contemporary songs and hymns…

Providence Coatesville Children's Ministry

Kids’ Ministries

At Encounter Life Church, we have a variety of programs for kids of all ages. For children ages birth to preschool, we offer nursery during our Sunday morning services. Your kids will be able to play, eat, and do a short Bible lesson while being cared for by our volunteers….


Life Groups

These weekly in home Bible Studies are led by members of our church. One group meets on Thursday night, one on Friday night and the other on Sunday evening. Dinner is always provided and children are always welcome. Please let us know if you are interested in plugging into a…


Our core values:

Worship God

Matthew 22:37
“And he said to him, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’

Loving People

Matthew 22:39b
“You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

Teaching Believers

Matthew 28:20a
“teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Building Families

Deuteronomy 6:6-7
“And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.”

Believing the Bible

2 Timothy 3:16
“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.”

Praying Expecting

Matthew 7:11
“If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!”

Encounter Life Church is voluntarily affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention, the Tennessee Baptist Convention and the Duck River Baptist Association by supporting joint missions emphasis through missions giving through the Cooperative Program.


Billy Levengood


Billy Levengood was born in Fort Lauderdale, FL. When he was young, he and his family moved to Tennessee. In 2010, Billy was called to plant Encounter Life Church. Since then, he has also successfully started…

Joel Littlefield

Elder & Worship Leader

Joel has also been a part of ELC since the beginning! He brings his love for Jesus and love for others week in and week out. Joel is a member of the elder team and he also leads worship…

James West

Elder & Treasurer

James, Mindi, and their family were some of the first people to help start ELC. James enjoys playing bass and helping anytime there needs to be an upgrade to audio/visual…