Serving the Salisbury, NC Area

Rowan County – a charming destination that reflects an original North Carolina experience and sits in the heart of the Carolinas.

Located 44 miles northeast of Charlotte and within its metropolitan area, the town has attracted a growing population, which was 33,663 in the 2010 Census.

Fresh Encounter Church is excited to join in with other great kingdom minded churches in this county to see people come to know Jesus.

The Church


Our Mission

We Exist So That People Will Come To Life In Christ


Our Vision

Influencing a generation; Encountering the love of Christ Together


Our Scripture

I will put breath in you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the LORD.

Ezekiel 37:6


Our Core Values


Prayer is a priority! Prayer is the compass by which our church will be led.


We do it from the heart! Our heart is to worship God in spirit and in truth.


We grow up! We desire to see people come to life in Christ by growing in their faith.


We are all in and go all out! We will reach those inside and out by exemplifying the love of Christ through acts of service.

Matt Hines

Lead Pastor

Pastor Matt is no stranger to ministry, growing up as a “preacher’s kid” he learned what it meant to serve God early in life. In his early teens, he gave his life to Christ and began to experience God for himself through discipleship and serving in the local church. Pastor Matt is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University with a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management. He has a love for serving and is  committed to building others and restoring hope through the word of God and brings a simplistic and charismatic approach to preaching the Gospel.

Pastor Matt along with his wife Devony are excited to serve and impact the community of Salisbury and Rowan County as we offer a place of hope and community to all people who are ready to come to life in Christ.

Get Connected

If you’re interested in being a part of launching a life-giving church in the Salisbury area, we would love to connect.
Simply give us some basic information and we will be in touch real soon.


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