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Founder & Facilitator

I am an Inner Healing Lay Counselor at heart. I authored the book Encounters and produce a weekly podcast to help you encounter God through biblical meditation and faith activations. While I began in Bethel Sozo and Inner Healing ministry much earlier, in 2019, I sensed the Lord asking me to give away what I had received from Him. He used the word "Encounter", which I have come to define as, any moment subjective or objective where you are left knowing that God is real. God has delivered me and built me up in Christ and being an analytical person, I paid attention, built tools, and have been able to help numerous people encounter the reality of God. This is now my passion. My beautiful wife Mary Marcengill and I live and work in a small AL town. 



Tina Hester is the author of Healed By Love: A Journey into Freedom from the Past. Her book provides the reader with practical and biblically based insight into breaking free from the hurts that can cause feelings of inadequacy, worthlessness and lack of confidence. As a Freedom Coach, she helps individuals walk in their God-given identity and heal from the traumas of their past. With over 20 years in ministry, Tina has mentored and coached countless individuals, helping them to heal and overcome various obstacles in their lives. Tina is a Certified Christian Counselor, a graduate of World Changers Bible Institute, Breakthrough to Destiny School of Ministry, and Bethel Atlanta School of Supernatural Ministry. She is also a Southeast Regional Trainer for Bethel Sozo and travels, teaching inner healing and raising up ministry teams. In her spare time, Tina loves painting, hiking and enjoying her grandkids.

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On the 20th of October 2013, Hugo had an encounter that radically changed his life when Christ called him away from his anger and worldly living through the salvation of Jesus. God called. Throwing himself fully into the calling of God, he began serving at his local church and participated many inner healing ministries and courses dealing with topics such as shame, guilt, hopelessness, confusion. Hugo attended a yearlong bible school,
facilitated by his local church as well as attending. Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry in Johannesburg South Africa. Throughout this time, Hugo also traveled frequently to serve internationally in rural areas. These trips were fundamental in teaching Hugo the power of healing / deliverance prayer and biblical teaching. In 2016, God called Hugo to attend a ministry school in the United States to deepen and mature his Spiritual life. Hugo attended Legacy School of Discipleship as a student and afterwards served on staff with the school for 5 years. During this time Hugo served in many capacities including Student Pastor, where he had the privilege to help students overcome strongholds to sin, depression, and religious dogma. Hugo helped many young adults grow in their spiritual lives with God through bible studies, inner healing prayer, counselling, life coaching and supernatural ministry. He guided students to discover and step into their calling, with an emphasis on how to fellowship with God even in the everyday responsibilities of life. In each of his unique ministry roles, Hugo’s greatest joy continues to be guiding believers to cultivate a vibrant, intimate walk with Jesus. He is passionate about
helping others develop a deep and abiding knowledge of God’s presence and the confidence to hear and follow the leading of The Holy Spirit


Communications Director

Mary grew up in a small town in GA where she spent most of her days going into town for dance, theatre or to work. After graduating she decided to further her dance career by attending a training Center in FL for a year and then in TX for 2 years. She met Joshua, Founder of Abundant Encounters, when she felt the Lord was calling her to return home in 2011 and now they have been married since March 31st of 2012. She attended 1st and 2nd year of the Bethel Atlanta Supernatural School of ministry and then served as a Revival Pastor for the next 3yrs. In 2020 her and Joshua felt the Lord was leading them to move to Selma AL where they currently live working at a local church while also following the Lords leading to start an online platform for Inner Healing. She loves creating for Abundant Encounters and hopes that as the Lord continues to open doors for this ministry that many lives will be blessed and be able to connect to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit so they can live life to the fullest free from the wounds that life can give. 

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