Zack, his wife Rachelle, and their five children followed the call of God upon their lives and founded Encounter Church Las Vegas in 2009 in a small coffee house. The church experienced much growth as hundreds gathered each week to experience the manifest presence of God and hear His Word. Prostitutes, pimps, drug dealers, the religious, and prodigals turned their lives to Jesus. In 2020 Zack and Rachelle accepted the call to Pastor Encounter Church in Rochester, NY. 

  • zack wechsler

    senior leader / lead pastor

    Zack has over a decade of senior pastoring experience. He has also pioneered a Church/Movement in Las Vegas, NV. Zack’s primary focus is to see lives radically transformed by the love of God. Zack is a seasoned worship leader, author, teacher, and conference speaker. He also leads the Scandalous Love movement.


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  • rachelle WECHSLER

    executive pastor

    Rachelle is a passionate communicator of God's word and has a heart to see people healed and restored.  Rachelle has over a decade of pastoring experience and also, along side her husband Zack, has pioneered a Church/Movement in Las Vegas, NV. Rachelle also has a passion for women's ministry and is a season teacher and conference speaker. 

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