Leadership Team

Get to Know the Leaders at Epic Church
Pastor Rick Barnes

Pastor Rick Barnes

Lead Pastor

Pastor Rick “Stepped into The Story” at the tender age of seven.  He was filled with the Holy Spirit at 18, and was called into full-time ministry a few months later.  After high school, he proceeded to Central Bible College in Springfield, MO where he met Kathy, and the two were married in 1980.   After graduating in 1982, he served as a full-time youth pastor for 10 years, until he made the transition to lead pastor in 1991.

Both Rick and Kathy love the pastoral ministry, where they strive to be servant leaders, guiding believers to a deeper relationship with Christ.

Rick loves all sports, and still enjoys participating in them. As for favorite teams, Rick is a fan of the Cubs (“Go Cubs, go!”), while Kathy loves to cheer on the Steelers.

Both Pastor Rick and Kathy are honored to be a part of the leadership here at Epic Church!