Mark Knight - Lead PastorI’m Pastor Mark Knight, Lead Pastor of EPICENTER Church; I’m blessed to be married to my best friend and love of my life Kim Knight. She is my breath of fresh air and an incredible partner in the journey of life. We have three boys; Michael, Cody, and Jacob. I became the Lead Pastor of Calvary Assembly in 2006. Before beginning my fulltime life mission in the church, I ran a successful business for 15 years. Fayetteville has always been our home; we love it and are so thankful to be able to give back to the community we grew-up in.
My heart is for people; seeing lives changed. Seeing heartache transformed into healing. Several years ago, I had a vision of impact for Fayetteville and the surrounding community. This vision was that the church would become an epicenter of change and restoration. A place where people far from God would be welcome and lives would be changed. In 2011 the birth of EPICENTER Church has made that vision a reality. Our mission is to serve you, our community and beyond. We would love to partner with you in your life Journey; come join us and find your place in the story.
Can’t wait to meet you!
Kim Knight - First Impressions / Care PastorKim is the Care Pastor and the wife of Pastor Mark. Together they have three boys and a heart for the City of Fayetteville. She coordinates Epicenter’s E Women ministry, which allows her to fulfill her passion for ministering to women and developing friendships among them that will last a lifetime. She enjoys time with her family, watching the Cooking Network and Regis & Kelly.
Ian O’Brien - Family Life PastorIan O'Brien oversees the kids' and student ministries at Epicenter Church. Ian has been working with kids and students for over 13 years. He has coached sports teams, led bible studies, and spent 4 1/2 years as an elementary school teacher. Ian believes that being young does not mean a person cannot do amazing things for God. He has a desire to see kids and students from all walks of life changed by the grace and power of Jesus Christ, and is passionate about seeing the city of Fayetteville changed by God. Ian and his wife, Tianna, have been married for 4 years, and have a one year old son named Liam.
Jessica Kringel - Financial SecretaryJess has been Epicenter’s financial secretary since February of 2009. She grew up in Fayetteville and has attended Epicenter Church since she was a young teenager. In 1991, she met her husband Rob on a youth retreat. With a little “help” from their 2 kids, Jess and Rob volunteer in the church Coffee Shop before and after each service. “We love being able to meet all of the first time guests that come to the Coffee Shop to get their free cappuccinos!” She enjoys sports, reading, and hanging out with her kids in her small backyard farm.
Matt Gilliam - Creative Arts PastorI’m Matt Gilliam, Creative Arts Pastor of Epicenter Church. I am married to the most amazing woman of God, beautiful both inside and out, and truly my best friend, Jamie Gilliam. We have been doing ministry all of our lives and are radically passionate about encountering the presence of God. We are dedicated to modeling an authentic relationship with Jesus Christ and using music and media to keep Church both engaging and relevant.