Mark KnightLead Pastor
Iâ€™m Pastor Mark Knight, Lead Pastor of EPICENTER Church; Iâ€™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.
Canâ€™t wait to meet you!
Kim KnightFirst Impressions / Care Pastor
Kim is the First Impressions Pastor and the wife of Pastor Mark. Together they have three boys and a heart for the City of Fayetteville. She coordinates Epicenterâ€™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 Oâ€™BrienFamily Life Pastor
Ian has been on staff at Epicenter in some capacity since 2011. In his current role as Family Life Pastor, Ian oversees all of the kids' and student ministries at Epicenter Church, as well as filling various other duties. Ian has been working with kids and students for over 14 years. He has coached sports teams, led bible studies, and spent 4 1/2 years as a public school teacher, and he believes that being young does not mean a person cannot do amazing things for God. Ian and his wife, Tianna, have been married for 6 years. They have a 4 year old son named Liam, and a newborn daughter named Lauren.
Laura EdwardsConnections Pastor
Laura has served as the Connections Pastor at Epicenter since the fall of 2015. Before that she worked in hospitality at several camps and other non-profit organizations. She oversees all of of our Connections ministries at Epicenter, including Host teams, eGroups, and so much more. She and her husband Isaac live in Fayetteville.
Jessica KringelFinancial Secretary
Jess joined Epicenter as Business Manager & Financial Secretary in 2009. She is native of Fayetteville and has been attending Epicenter for over twenty years. Epicenter is where she met her high school sweet heart and husband. She has two teenagers that keep her extremely busy between sports, music and their social lives. She loves everything outdoors, reading and hanging with friends and family. A fun fact: Jess and her husband Rob share a love for hotrods, the faster and louder the better.