Staff

Whether paid or volunteer, our staff is passionate about inspiring others to become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ!

Duane Bower

LEAD PASTOR

My name is Duane. I'm married to my wife Sadie and I have 6 kids! I enjoy movies, video games, woodworking, playing ukulele, knitting, and pretty much anything else I can learn on YouTube.

Melanie Pierce

CONNECTIONS PASTOR/XPLODE HIGH SCHOOL DIRECTOR

I am happily married to an amazing man Chad Pierce and I have 2 boys, Brendan and Kyle. I love to spend time with my family, shop and enjoy the beach at Lake Michigan whenever possible. And I LOVE Mickey Mouse!

Steve Cymbal

COMMUNITY LIFE PASTOR

I have a beautiful wife and 2 amazing girls!  I am an extrovert and love being around people and meeting new people.  I'm a Star Wars nerd and eat too much candy! 

Sadie Bower

CHILDREN'S MINISTRY DIRECTOR

I am Sadie Bower. I am wife to Duane and mom to 6 kids! I love teaching, coffee, music, reading, coffee, and going to plays!  I love my church family!

Todd Svanda

XPLODE MIDDLE SCHOOL DIRECTOR

Hi, I'm Todd! Together with my wife Betsy we have 4 awesome kids.  I love serving with kids of any age.  I also love to travel with my family.  I'm a die-hard Wisconsin Badgers fan!

Jon Baum

WORSHIP LEADER

I am a lucky man who is married to an amazing woman Angie and we treasure our son Jackson! I enjoy playing and listening to music, camping, and spending time with family. I have been a part of the Epic community since 2010.

Terry Scarborough

LOCAL MISSIONS LEADER

Hi, my name is Terry Scarborough. I am married to my best friend Maylynn, together we have 3 wonderful kids. We enjoy camping and spending time at the sand dunes. I have a passion for our community and love to help those in need.

1455 E. Grand River Ave, Portland, MI.

Sundays at 9:15am & 11:00am

(517) 647-7750

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