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About Us

Encounter Revival Ministries was established in 1991 out of a burden for the discipleship of young people and the need for spiritual renewal among believers. Originating in Charlotte, North Carolina by Ardy Parlin, Encounter began as a team of young adults trained in music and youth ministry for schools and churches. Encounter soon expanded to include week-long church meetings with a special emphasis on spiritual revival.

In 1997, Encounter moved their headquarters to Mt. Lou San Bible Camp, located in Harrisburg, PA. From here, the ministry continued to grow as year after year, young men and women continued to commit a part of their life to the ministry and discipleship available at Encounter Revival Ministries.

God has continued to bless the ministries of Encounter for over 25 years and each day more and more people are being reached with edifying Biblical teaching and the good news of the Gospel. In addition to a full schedule of revival meetings in various states, Encounter's ministry has multiplied in far away areas like India, Zambia and Myanmar. Encounter strongly supports native missionaries in each of these countries to assist in caring for orphans, widows, the poor, the sick and the spiritually lost - showing Christ's love in dark and needy places to make the Gospel known.

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Encounter Revival Ministries is a faith-based organization trusting in God to supply, through His people, the funds needed for operation. You can partner with us in many ways – through prayer, through sharing the ministry with others, or by giving financially. You can give a one-time gift or become a LIFE-CHANGER with a monthly donation of any amount. To learn more about LIFE-CHANGERS, click here.


To influence the world with the truths of God's Word, by calling the lost to Christ and believers to walk in obedience to the Scriptures through:

    Practical Bible Teaching
    Discipleship of Young Adults
    God-Honoring, Uplifting Music
    Extended Local Church Ministries
    Printed Materials
    School Chapels
    Summer Camp for Children and Teens
    Orphan Care, Poverty Relief & Church Planting in India
    Discipleship Team, Youth Ministry & Poverty Relief in Zambia
    Facilitating Trips for Missions Teams from the U.S.