Adam Cutshaw, Lead Pastor

Adam has been the Pastor at Encounter Life since December 2016. He is married to Whitney and they have 2 children. Adam also owns Cutshaw’s Classic Barbershop in Manchester.  

Elder Team

The Elder Team is made up of Adam Cutshaw, Joel Littlefield and James West

Deacon Team

The Deacon Team is made up of: (back row L-R) Donald Stark, John Jones, Allen Kittinger, Bill Drown, and Jason Walker (front row L-R) T.R. Ball, Wesley Nunley, Logan Brannom

Joel Littlefield,

Elder & Worship Leader

Joel and Cynthia have been a part of ELC since the beginning! They bring their love for Jesus and love for others week in and week out. Whether on the stage or having a cup of coffee, Joel and Cynthia enjoy serving Jesus!

James West,


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 equipment. 

Cynthia Littlefield,

Preschool Coordinator

Cynthia and Joel have been a part of ELC since the beginning! Cynthia is also on the worship team at ELC. During the week, you’ll find her teaching elementary school.

Allen Kittinger,

Youth Leader

Allen and Jessica work with teenagers at Encounter Life. Allen is also a Spanish Teacher at Coffee County Central High. Whether you speak English or Spanish, you’ll enjoy hanging out with the Kittingers.