Changing lives with the love and hope of Jesus: one person, one family, one neighborhood at a time. ONE MORE!

About Us

Epic Christian Church is an independent, non-denominational Christian Church. Our roots are from the Restoration Movement (Independent Christian Churches and Churches of Christ). Our Elder Board, established in early 2012, guards us spiritually and strategically through prayer, teaching the Word, protecting sound doctrine and shepherding the flock.

Epic was planted through STADIA, an international ministry dedicated to planting independent Christian Churches, and four parent churches: Central Christian Church, Broadway Chrisitan Church, Chandler Christian Church (no Compass Christian Church) and Spring of Life Christian Church (now CCV-East Valley). Pastor Jeff and Chrissy Myal launched the church on February 27, 2005.

In August of 2014,  Jim Herzberg became the Lead Pastor. Jim and his wife Kelly moved from Colorado Springs, CO at the end of 2009 to join the Epic Team as the Associate Pastor of Adult Discipleship. The Herzbergs have three daughters, two sons-in-law and three grandchildren!

Epic has met in three different locations. After a year of meeting at Kathryn Sue Simonton Elementary School, Epic moved to Walker Butte K-8 School in Johnson Ranch and remained there as a portable church for over 10 years. On Dec. 4th, 2016, Epic started holding one service at 10:30am by leasing from an Apostolic Assembly of Faith in Christ Jesus congregation at 5330 E. Skyline Drive, San Tan Valley, 85140. In November of 2018, we started two new service times at 9:00 and 10:45am.

Our heart is to be a sending church, both locally and globally and a church that plants churches who plant churches! We have helped plant hundreds of churches through Stadia and specifically Real Life Christian Church in Chandler in 2007, Day Twelve (which is now New City Church) in 2011 and Mt. Olivos Church in Tosagua, Ecuador in 2012. We are currently partnering with Broadway Christian Church to plant Rhythm Community Church which will launch in Sept. of 2019.


Our 5 Pillars


We seek to give God glory in all we think, say and do!

(Isaiah 43:6-7; Ephesians 3:21; Revelation 5:12)


We have a sense of urgency about joining God in His work of saving the lost!  (Proverbs 24:11; Romans 7:24-25)


We will be a reproducing church! Disciples who make other disciples who make other disciples. We will also plant churches that plant churches.

(Matthew 28:18-20; 2 Timothy 2:2; Proverbs 27:17)


We will be a family that sacrifically serves one another with grace, compassion and empathy! (John 13:34-35; Galatians 6:10)


We will be intentional about making an impact for Jesus in our community and world with the Gospel!

(Matthew 24:14; Isaiah 58:6-7; Micah 6:8)

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Our Team

Jim Herzberg, Lead Pastor

Pastor Jim has been with Epic for 10 years. He began his ministry with Epic as the Associate Pastor of Adult Discipleship. In August 2014 with Kelly, his wife of 36

years, he accepted the role of lead pastor. 

April Pagnotta,

Worship Team Leader

April has been leading the worship team since 2014.  She has been involved with worship teams since she was a teenager.  April is married to Cory and together they have three beautiful children.

Kris Rainwater, Student Ministry Coordinator

Kris took over the Student Ministry Coordinator position in February 2017.  Kris has worked with kids for the last severalyears and has enjoyed stepping into Student Ministry.  Kris loves his family and enjoys the opportunity to work side by side with his wife.  

Kami Rainwater, Family Ministry Coordinator

Kami has been the Family Ministry Coordinator since February 2017.  She started teaching in 5th and 6th grade and her love for serving the Lord grew from there.  Kami and Kris have been married for 11 years and they have three awesome children.

Valerie Dominguez, Administrator

Valerie has been working for Epic since January 2006. If you have any questions concerning Epic, she is the person to go to for the answer. She has been married to her husband Ernie for 25 years. They have 3 children and two beautiful grand-daughters. 

Epic Elders & Wives

Don and Kathleen McReynolds

Richard and Patty Martin

Bob and Margaret Bubik

Walt and Pat Griffin

Chuck and Mari Fennell

Pedro "Pete" and Linda Ybarra

Pastor Jim and Kelly