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About Encounter Band
"Encounter Band was a vision given to frontman and founder, Will Vallarino. God spoke a very specific word to him back in early 2016 which re-birthed a passion for worship leading in him and sparked a flame in the hearts of many others who connected with the vision and had a desire to be a part of what God is doing in the earth in the area of worship.
Encounter Band's vision is to call worship leaders and worshippers out of darkness, give them an opportunity to encounter the tangible and mighty presence of God, learn how to enter into His Secret Place, and find freedom and rest through their expression of worship to the Father.
Today the band is comprised of 8 talented musicians and singers from across the Dallas area, all who love the Lord with all of their hearts."
Adam began playing music in high school and wrote secular love songs in the Indie-Folk vein of Bon Iver. He began touring with an artist from Columbia Records and was interviewed for a record deal with Elektra Records, but the person who had auditioned him from Elektra Records had a family tragedy happen the next day and forget about Adam and the deal never happened. Around the same time Adam was radically encountered by God while studying abroad in London, UK and Adam began to fall in love with God.
This journey in pursuit of Jesus led him to Redding, CA and the Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry. Adam studied in the Worship Track under Brian and Jenn Johnson in 2008 and played for the BSSM 1 Worship. Later, he was trained by William Matthews (Bethel Music/IHOP) and led devotional sets and played in Harp & Bowl sets at Bethel in the prayer room. Adam's passion is for the secret place with God and for giving the world a taste of how real and how good God is.
Listen to a live version of one of Adam's original worship songs The Dwelling Place on Youtube
Marcelo Almeida is a Worship Minister, Young Adults Leader and Revivalist who has a passion for igniting this generation into an intimate, passionate and loving relationship with Yeshua (Jesus) as their Lord and Savior in every aspect of life through Worship, Prayer and the Word of God as a lifestyle.
Marcelo attended Christ For The Nations Institute in Dallas, TX from 2010 to 2012 where he led Worship/Prayer sets in the GLHOP prayer room. After graduating from the School of Worship and Tech Arts, Marcelo was a part of Ministério Adoração Central-Central Worship as a singer/minister in the Album ‘Sobre Coisas Espirituais’ and also led the prayer room and Worship/Prayer sets in the CDO Central-Central House of Prayer in his church in São Paulo, Brazil which he launched along with his pastor at the time.
Marcelo is now back in the Dallas/Fort Worth area to see revival take place and fullfill God’s calling in his life.