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ENCORE Ministries are uniquely designed to minister to the needs of adults 60 years and older. We provide serving opportunities and help keep them involved in the ministry activities and vision of the church.

Weekly Bible Studies


Join this friendly group of 60+ adults for an interactive Bible Study led by Elder Mike Otto.

Participants will engage and grow spiritually while studying a book of the Bible together.  No registration is required and walk-ins are welcome!
Contact: Mike Otto


Sunday School led by Mike Jones.
A warm and friendly crowd will be pleased to welcome you to this on-going, in-depth Bible study.
No registration required.

What We Do

ENCORE Ministry provides:

Pastoral Care

Sunday School

Mid-Week Bible Studies

Social/Outreach Activities

Volunteer/Ministry Opportunities

Spiritual Counseling

Memorial, Funeral and Wedding Services

Our Core Values

  • Provide a sense of community and a sense of connection, participation and inclusion in the various ministries and activities of Creekside.
  • Provide ministry opportunities for adults who are 60+ and prepare them to fulfill those needs.
  • Provide spiritual encouragement, counsel and pastoral care as needed.

Encore Staff

Earl Estep

Position: Men's Coordinator
Phone: (916) 685-4821x127
Email: earl@creeksideeg.com
Categories: Discipleship Pathway, Pastoral Care Team
Earl began attending Creekside in 2016 and has been on staff since 2019. Having accepted Christ when he was 20, he began full-time ministry in 2008. He married Michelle in 2000, and they have six adult children in their blended family. Earl was born in Corpus Christi, Texas but grew up in the Houston, Texas area, although he has also lived in Sunnyvale, Dallas, and Virginia. Earl loves reading, traveling, and doing home improvements projects. His favorite verse is: · 1 Peter 1:3-5 – Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.

Earl Estep

Men's Coordinator

Earl began attending Creekside in 2016 and has been on...

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