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Epic Leadership

Get to know a little about our pastors and staff: who they are, what they’re passionate about, and most importantly, where they think you can find Philly’s best cheesesteak.

Kent Jacobs

Lead Pastor

In 2008, Kent and a few others started to dream about a church where anyone, regardless of where they came from, could come to know Jesus...

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Joanne Domagala

Executive Pastor of Operations

Joanne has been with us since the beginning. She’s our Executive Pastor, and helps to run so much of what makes Epic a great community...

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Justin Dela Cruz

Executive Pastor of Locations & King of Prussia Location Pastor

Justin grew up in New Jersey, by the shore, and made the decision to follow Jesus at an early age. He attended the University of Valley...

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David Cowan

Executive Pastor of Creative

David is from all over—including places like Arkansas, New Orleans, and Las Vegas—before coming to Philly...

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Jake Rainwater

Roxborough Location Pastor

Jake moved to Philadelphia, from Lancaster, in 2006, to pursue a career in civil and environmental engineering. Around that time,...

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Will Gwynn

Center City Location Pastor

Will was invited to Epic by a friend in 2008 while in college at the University of Valley Forge. He began attending and serving at church,...

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Emily Gyimesi

Fairmount Location Pastor

Emily is from Reading, PA. She worked for Penske (the big yellow trucks) for 17 years in four different states. She made her way to Epic...

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Preston Turpin

Parkside Location Pastor

Preston is from Blacksburg, Virginia. He's the location pastor at our Parkside Location. Preston is passionate about seeing people...

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Paul Heggie

Teaching Pastor

Paul is another one who’s been with Epic from the start. Paul loves communication, and he helps us to communicate the truth and grace...

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Allison Dotson

Executive Assistant & Events Director

Allison is our Events Director and Executive Assistant to our lead pastor Kent. She cares about serving God and her community...

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Tiffany Jacobs

Family Ministry Pastor

Tiffany has been dreaming alongside of Kent since those first days in 2008. She’s helped to create fun, energetic environments for our kids...

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Ron Benson

Worship Pastor

Ron helps us to create awesome worship experiences every Sunday that point us to Jesus...

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Richard Murphy

Director of Expansion and Community Outreach

Richard makes sure everything in our office runs smoothly, and he organizes our service projects. He plans and facilitates...

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Iana Facciolla

Operations Coordinator & Baptism Director

Right before she started at Epic, Iana thought about joining the Air Force because she wanted to help change the world for the better...

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Dan Emas

Life Group Director & Interim Youth Director

Dan oversees the Life Groups for our five Epic locations. Finding and developing relationships and community is so important for all of us...

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Jaquiline Dao

Connections Coordinator

Jaqi is our Connections Coordinator. She's passionate about seeing people learn and grow, and she works hard to create a great environment...

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