Dan serves as the Lead Pastor of Epic Church and has a deep passion to lead a growing church that reflects Jesus Christ in a new and relevant way to people of all ages and in all walks of life. A key part of this passion is reaching those who have never given church a try, or for some reason have given up on the church at large.
Dan strives to present the truth of God’s Word in a way that speaks to today’s culture, and each week he gives practical ways to live out those truths in everyday life. He believes that each life has a divine purpose and that the church is the place where each person's God-given story unfolds.
Dan is a Rochester native and received his Master's of Divinity degree from Northeastern Seminary located on the campus of Roberts Wesleyan College. He and his wife, Becky, reside in Henrietta and are the proud parents of two sons and two daughters who range from ages 18-22.
Since the beginning, Becky has led beside her husband, Dan, doing whatever it takes to get Epic Church up and running, She directs and shapes the vision of the church and invests time daily leading staff as she oversees the administration and execution of the vision.
Becky holds a Bachelor's Degree in Church Education and is a gifted teacher and communicator who possesses a vision and a passion for helping people of every age reach their God-given potential. In addition to serving alongside Dan, she uses her gifts of teaching and leadership to lead our Women's Ministry, to develop our leaders and leadership teams, and also to lead our First Impressions ministry. Becky was born in Rochester, but the majority of her childhood was spent in Chicago.
Aaron and Brenna Locklear serve as Assistants to the Pastor and have hearts that beat with a passion for local church ministry. Since early ages, they have both experienced amazing life change and freedom largely due to the community and support they found in their local churches. Their dream is to support the Epic Church leadership team to create vibrant, life-giving and exciting Sunday morning experiences that feel comfortable and inviting, and lead people to a fresh encounter with Jesus Christ, no matter their religious or denominational background.
Aaron is a second year master's student at the Eastman School of Music pursuing a degree in Percussion Performance. He received his Bachelor of Music from Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. In addition, Aaron also served on the worship team at Church of the Highlands, Auburn and Opelika Campuses as a drummer and musician developer during his college years.
Brenna has Bachelor's degrees in both Music Performance and Public Relations from Auburn University. She began serving in ministry and leading worship at age 7 and continued to do so in her home church until graduating high school. During her time in Auburn, she served Church of the Highlands, Auburn and Opelika Campuses as a worship leader, orientation leader and vocal developer. She also spent time serving as interim worship leader for Cornerstone Family Fellowship in Amory, Mississippi during her sophomore year of college.
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Bri is a highly skilled administrator and has been a vital part of the growth and development of Epic Church. As administrative assistant, Bri helps ensure the vision of Epic Church progresses forward by providing support to the pastoral staff. Bri and her husband, Zeb, were married in 2014 and live in Rochester.
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