Registered in Spain as The Evangelical Christian Fellowship, we are a multi-national, English speaking church in Calahonda on the Costa del Sol. We praise and worship God with a combination of contemporary and traditional music and the Word of God is preached in a practical way.
visitors are always welcome
Our Church is now a member of Elim Global Missions.
We meet together to praise and worship God, to hear the Word of God proclaimed and to pray for the needs of people.
Encounter Church host regular Meetings You are welcome to all our events!
We share Communion once a month and this is always a special time with the Lord.
It is our desire that our church be a place of healing, restoration, refreshing and encouragement to all who come into the Fellowship. When a believer is strengthened in faith he or she becomes a more effective witness for Christ in the world.
We meet in a modern church building in Calahonda with an entrance ramp and a toilet for the disabled. There is ample parking nearby. We meet regularly in an informal and relaxed way in Calahonda for fellowship. Visitors are always welcome! A great way to meet new friends!
A place where the word of God is preached and the love of God is shared
Rev. David Hodgson and Naomi Coley Hodgson were married in 2009 and have a young daughter, Melissa Rose.
Both Dave and Naomi sensed God calling them into ministry as a couple and from May 2014 they took up the pastorate of the Calahonda Church, now called Encounter Church.
Rev. David Hodgson
Dave spent several years in the motor trade but after many years of sensing the call of God on his life he went to Elim Bible College. After graduation he then became the Assistant Pastor at Coventry Elim for 6 years. During that time Dave had Spain on his heart and he responded to the call in 2009. He became the Assistant Pastor at the Elim Family Fellowship in Benalmádena where he met his wife Naomi.
Naomi Coley Hodgson
Naomi is a qualified school teacher having graduated from Malaga University in 2005. She has lived in Spain since she was 8 years old, enabling her to be fluent in Spanish and, as the daughter of pastors, she has been involved in church ministry for most of her life.
Statement of Faith
We believe in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, in their original writing, as fully inspired of God and accept them as the supreme and final authority for faith and life.
Did you enjoy our sermons? Would you like to listen again?
Through the power of modern technology we can now offer the service of being able to download our weekly sermons and a selection of bible studies and lectures, so if you have been a visitor to our church and enjoyed our sermons and teachings you can now listen on line or download them at your leisure.
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.” – 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
“Bear with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgive each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.” – Colossians 3:13
“Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.” – Matthew 6:9-13
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