My name is Mark Rouse, and I serve as the Lead Pastor of Epic Church. I am responsible for the overall leadership and vision of the church. I’m passionate about leadership and love to help others discover their purpose and potential.

My wife, Rebecca, and I were married in 2005 and we have two daughters, Kaia and Olivia. Although I spent a few years living in New York City and North Carolina, I am a Buffalo native.

I graduated from Daemen College (Amherst, NY) with a BA in Elementary & Special Education and was a 4th grade teacher for three years before going into ministry. I’ve been in ministry since 2005 and was ordained through The Journey Church (New York, NY) and the Free Methodist Church of North America.

I spend my free time playing basketball, golfing, exercising and reading. My favorite television show is Seinfeld and I have trouble sitting still through most movies.

No matter where you are at in your faith journey, I’d like to invite you to Epic Church. When we started the church in 2013, we knew Buffalo didn’t need another church. However, we did feel it needed a life-giving place where people could experience the difference that following Jesus can make.

Hope to meet you soon!

Mark Rouse