Marcus started Commission Encounter because he saw a need for smaller churches to have the opportunity to go and be a part of the mission field. Many of the churches did not have the resources, connections or time to do this. This is where CE can help fill that void.
Marcus felt called to Ministry from an early age. He started his first Ministry during his freshman year of college. He always enjoyed working with youth, and one of his favorite things was experiencing mission trips with them. After 10 years in Ministry, he started to feel God leading me to a deeper love of missions.
He has worked as a youth minister at River Valley Christian Church in Prospect Kentucky, Highland Park Christian Church in Louisville Kentucky, and at Nelson Christian Church where he is currently the associate minister. Marcus has partnered with other Mission organizations in the past.
Marcus has two great boys Justin and James and has lived in Bardstown for the last 13 years.
Amanda Rife is Associate Director for Commission Encounter. She is a senior at Central Christian College of the Bible, and on track to graduate this coming December with a degree in General Ministry. Mission work has always had a special place in her heart, and this will be her third year serving with Marc. She will be mainly been working in the office, doing some behind the scenes and clerical duties.