Dear Pastor/Partner,

Thank you for your time as you review the information in this folder. 

Encompass Ministries/Lion & Lamb Productions is a multifaceted evangelistic ministry, incorporating the arts and entertainment to tell the story of Jesus and His love.  For over 30 years, our ministry has been following in the footsteps of the Master Storyteller, bringing timeless truths and biblical characters to life on stage.  We are a unique tool that many churches have used to introduce thousands of people to a relationship with Jesus Christ.  We have produced live drama in church auditoriums, outdoor venues, and public theater houses such as the Palace Theater in Lockport, NY.

During these years, it has been our dream to bring a permanent home to Christian Theater in Niagara Falls area.  At this time, we have been given a unique opportunity to use a beautiful facility in the N. Tonawanda area.  It is the Theater in the former Lowry Middle School at 621 Payne Ave, N. Tonawanda, NY.  The theater’s new name will be the Gateway Theater.

There are many things you can do to help bring quality family entertainment to this area.  As a church, you can:

  1. Join us as a Prayer Partner to pray for this ministry and the lives it will touch.
  2. Display posters in your church to let people know there will be a place in Western New York for Quality Family Entertainment.
  3. Help us distribute copies of materials and invitation cards.  Multiple copies are available.  Just call us at 716-930-7700 and we will get you as many as you would like.
  4. Let your congregation know when auditions are available and that they are open for any who would like to try out.  We have volunteer positions for actors, singers, dancers, stage crew, makeup, costumes. lighting, sound, ushers and concession workers.
  5. Become an Evangelistic Partner by recommending our ministry as an evangelistic tool for your congregation
  1. Become a Discipleship Partner with us.  As an Evangelistic Ministry, we strive to bring people to a saving relationship with Jesus, but we need churches to recommend to people where they can be fed and grow in Christ.  We ask that you read and agree with the attached basic tenants of faith, be willing to provide a Bible to new Christians who come and may not own one, and be willing to train them up in Christ.  In return, we will list your church’s name, address and phone in our literature given to anyone asking about a relationship with Jesus.
  2. Encourage your staff and congregation to use as their Internet Search Engine and input “Encompass Ministries” on the charity line.  (We receive a donation from Good Search every time someone does a search in our name.)
  3. Become a Business Partner with us by purchasing advertising in our programs.
  4. Become a Ministry Partner by giving a donation to help us purchase and renovate this wonderful facility. Any amount is appreciated.  We use these funds to help renovate the theater and purchase technical equipment.
  5. Encourage anyone you know to come out and help us renovate this beautiful building.  We meet each Saturday morning at 9am until at 621 Payne Ave, N Tonawanda, NY.  We need cleaners, painters and anyone with construction or electrical experience.

We will be developing this facility into a full time family friendly arts complex including stage productions, recitals, concerts, galleries and more. Will you consider investing in the future of Quality Family Entertainment?

Thank you, in advance for your support of Encompass Ministries, Lion & Lamb Productions and this endeavor. Please note that all gifts are tax deductible.

Please make your check payable to “Encompass Ministries” and mail to: Encompass Ministries, 38 Nichols St, Lockport, NY 14094.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 716-930-7700.

In His Service,

Rev. Dave & Laurette Hulse


DOWNLOAD DOCUMENTS: What We Believe                             Discipleship Letter
                                                     Children's Salvation Packet             Adult Salvation Packet

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Our Theater is located at 621 Payne Ave, N. Tonawanda, NY 14120