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Ryan Axtell

Ryan Axtell

Worship Pastoroffice: (805) 656-7766, x269

Ryan Axtell joined our team as our Worship Pastor in August, 2014. Previously, he served at Cornerstone Church in Arizona for over 8 years. Ryan and his wife, Danielle, have three children, Kingston, Stella, and Sloane.

Ryan’s desire is to glorify God, encourage His people, and point them to the Gospel through music and the arts. In addition to serving at ENCOUNTER, Ryan leads and shares his music nationally with a wide collection of churches, camps, and events.

Along with his love for songwriting, Ryan enjoys surfing, reading, and food! You can connect with Ryan and check out his music on his website.