Mark Rouse / Lead Pastor
My name is Mark and you can find out a bit more about my story HERE.
Ray Hammond / Executive & Worship Pastor
My name is Ray, and I oversee the worship and financial areas of the church. I’m passionate about helping followers of Jesus discover how to worship Him in every area of their lives. My wife, Lisa, and I were married in 2001, and we have two children: Jonas & Ava. Born in Ohio and raised near Pittsburgh, PA, I’ve lived in Western NY since 2001. I enjoy sports, music, photography, reading and ice cream.
Christel Arslanian / Next Generation Pastor
My name is Christel and I have the privilege of leading our Next Gen Ministries (Birth – 12th Grade). I grew up in Rochester, moved to NYC for college and was on staff at a church in the city for 6 years. In 2013, I moved back to WNY to help launch Epic Church! I love spending time with people (and my rescue pups), home DIY projects, and ice cream 😀
Rebecca Rouse / Next Steps Director
My name is Rebecca Rouse and I serve as the Next Steps Director at Epic Church. Mark Rouse (lead pastor) is my husband and we have two daughters, Kaia & Olivia. I love to read and hanging out with family and friends energizes me. I’m passionate about helping people take next steps in their faith and I love watching people grow as disciples of Jesus.
Juan Gonzalez / Production Director
My name is Juan Gonzalez and I serve as the Production Director at Epic Church. My wife, Roz, and I have one daughter, Lucia. I have a passion for helping people find faith in Jesus and I believe reaching people online is a great opportunity. I lead our Production Team (audio, video, lighting) and would love to connect with you if you’re interested in serving on the team!
Amanda Bunz / Executive Assistant
My name is Amanda and I serve as the Executive Assistant at Epic Church. I was born and raised in Buffalo NY. I love spending time with my family and friends, adventuring around WNY, and all things Disney. It excites me to see people find faith and become ALL-IN followers of Jesus.
Rachel Leonard / Epic Kids Coordinator
My name is Rachel and I am grateful to be part of the Epic Team as the Kids Coordinator. I have a passion for teaching with a background in special education. My husband, Mark, and I have two children, Grace & Noah. We love being a part of Epic and what God is doing here in this community! In our free time, we love watching movies, playing board games and spending time outside.