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About Us

Our Mission

To reach and teach everyone to know and follow Jesus.

Our Pastor

Pastor Colby is a millennial, multiethnic, multiplying leader, pastor, and church planter who is passionate about reaching the city of Waldorf, MD and creating a church that even people who don’t like church would want to attend. Colby is a raw, passionate, and humorous teacher of God’s Word.

Pastor Colby is married to his middle school sweetheart LaToya, who is an administrator and master teacher in her own right, having served in education and leadership for over a decade. She currently works as the Lead Instructor for the Goodwill Excel Center charter school in downtown Washington, D.C. Toya is a loving wife and mother, has a heart for ministering to women and teens, and is known and loved for her keeping it real style of ministry.

Originally from Indianapolis, Colby and LaToya made their way to the DMV in 2019, after serving in various ministries and pastoring for nearly 10 years. Shortly after relocating, Colby became the Lead Pastor of Encounter Church in May of 2020 and together with his wife, began the process of replanting it as REAL Church.

The Hill’s are foodies and love great food whether home cooked or discovering a new restaurant. They’re always down to play tennis, host a game night or karaoke with friends – and are of course committed to living, loving and leading like Jesus in every aspect of their lives. Colby and LaToya live in Waldorf, MD with their three children – Taylor, Trinity, & Chase.