Jesse was born and raised in Midway, TN where he currently still resides. He grew up under his father's leadership as pastor of Bibles' Chapel Church where he committed his life to Christ when he was young. Jesse graduated from West Greene High School in 2007 and went on to attend East Tennessee State University where he received a Bachelor's Degree in Education.
He went on to marry his wife in June of 2012 and began his teaching career in the fall of the same year. He is currently a High School Algebra teacher in the Greene County School system.
It wasn't until a Revival in 2013 that God started dealing with Jesse's heart about planting a church in the area. The more he had tried to avoid the call, the more burdened he became about seeing a different kind of church start to reach people with the Gospel.
Through much prayer and preparation, and through God's great grace, this call that Jesse had received became a reality in September of 2015 with the official launch of EnCompass Church.
After a long road of infertility struggles, Jesse and Lauren adopted their first child, Karis Fe, In January of 2016 and just had their 2nd child, Laney, in June 2017.Email Jesse Bible
Mitchell was born and raised in Mohawk, graduating from West Greene High School in 2007. He completed his Bachelor's degree from Tennessee Tech University in 2011 and started his career where he currently serves as a Network Engineer at the Tennessee Valley Authority. In 2011, he married his wife Brittaney. For the first few years, God had called Mitchell and Brittaney to the music ministry. They toured locally singing at a variety of churches and events. In the following years while seeking God's will for their lives in a church family, God placed a calling on their lives to help start EnCompass. As a leader in the church, Mitchell serves as Elder, Worship Leader, and Co-Treasurer. Mitchell and Brittaney have 1 child, Eliza, born in 2016. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, learning new technology, four-wheeling, and golfing.Email Mitchell Bible
Sam was born and raised in Mohawk, Tennessee, helping on the family's dairy farm. He was a member Fairview Baptist Church where he had several leadership roles including Bible Drills and co-leading the youth group from 2007-2011. Sam finished his B.S. in 2011 and then went on to receive his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Belmont University in 2014, He currently co-owns BenchMark Physical Therapy in Greeneville, TN.
It was during Sam's time in Nashville that he felt God's calling to take a more active role in the church, specifically feeling the call to be 'the right hand man' to his life long friend Jesse Bible. This was truly a work of God as Sam was feeling this call at the same time that Jesse was getting the call into the ministry.
Sam married his wife Kassie in 2012. They welcomed their first child, Adler Joy Lawson, in November of 2016. They currently reside in Mosheim, TN and look forward to moving back to the family farm in Mohawk.Email Sam Lawson
Vince was born and raised in upstate New York. He was not raised in church, and by the time he was a teenager he didn’t believe that God existed at all. Vince’s youth was a difficult time that left him feeling desperate and hopeless.
In December of 1999, Vince was confronted with the truth of the gospel and experienced a dramatic conversion at the age of 18. His life was changed forever by the power of the cross. Since then Vince has felt a call from God to minister to those who are in desperate need of hope.
During his college years in Florida, Vince fervently prayed for a wife and the Lord answered his prayers with Jessica. Bound by a common desire to serve the Lord, they moved to East Tennessee in 2007 to start their family. They now have three young children - Vinny, Sammy, and Katie.
Vince and Jessica are passionate about outreach and missions. Vince is currently finishing his Master’s degree as a Family Nurse Practioner at ETSU. He hopes to use his medical skills to glorify God in hard to reach places throughout the world.
The Bergamo family has been attending Encompass Church since 2016. Their desire is to pursue God’s call on their life and bring hope to the hopeless through the gospel of Jesus Christ.Email Vince Bergamo
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