Once Upon a Time…

The backstory

During a time of prayer and fasting for another ministry in 2008, Ellen Ledbetter, our Founder and CEO, was given a vision with Scripture of connecting those that are willing to lead with prayer intercessors (1 Corinthians 12:12). The prayer was to be given locally, nationally and globally online and anonymously to those in all segments of society. This deep desire to give prayer (and to support intercessors and the prayer movement) came out of a passion and great love for Jesus and Ellen’s understanding that the intercessors are a key to encountering God through prayer and His word. Through the Father’s divine connection, Ellen partnered with intercessors and other intercessor groups (nationally and globally) to form the foundation of prayer that allows the EncounterAmerica Prayer Participant to encounter the love of God and His Word in transforming ways. Through the Father’s direction, Ellen took the concept and prayer model to application in an online prayer system.


The first of its kind

The EncounterAmerica Prayer System is the first and only of its kind: a safe place online where people can come to seek God in their situation with the partnership of trained intercessory prayer.

We are growing

We have seen countless individuals step along-side EncounterAmerica out of obedience to God. These individuals have brought their unique gifting and relationships to EncounterAmerica in order to broaden our impact on America and the globe. We have had the opportunity to reach globally, and are working on developing a relationship in all segments of society. If you’d like to join us on this journey, you will find more information on our Contributions page.
Executive Council

Ellen Ledbetter, Founder & CEO

Ellen Ledbetter

EncounterAmerica is the second business Ellen has founded, having also co-founded the Lead Demand Marketing Firm RareAgent and established the evangelistic ministry Life Share. Ellen has 32 years of leadership experience in corporate America and non-profit organizations. She has spoken at conferences and many professional and ministry networks events locally, nationally, and internationally about managing...…[more]

Natosha Back-Ledbetter, Senior Director Web, Video, and Graphic Design

Natosha Ledbetter

Natosha graduated from the University of Georgia Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture. While in school, she was a member of Sigma Lamda Alpha, a national honor society and was the recipient of many competitive scholarships, including the Wesley Thurmond Howell Scholarship and the Neel Reid Memorial Scholarship. She also participated in a...…[more]

Dr. James B Keiller, Executive Advisor

Dr. James B. Keiller,B.A., LL.B., M.A.R., M.A., B.D., Ed.S. Th.D., D.D., has been Vice President and Dean for Academic Affairs, Beulah Heights University, since 1964. He also served as Global Missions Director and a member of the Executive Committee and General Board of the International Pentecostal Church of Christ. He held both positions from 1964...…[more]