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One of Epic’s goals is to live in the kingdom of God by practicing a discipline of justice. Like other spiritual practices that are good for us, our discipline of justice keeps us grounded in God’s heart for the world while not allowing our lives to wander far from the needs of our neighbors.  Engagement as a way of life is the norm of Christ’s disciples.

Locally, our desire is to encourage and empower the whole church to be involved relationally among our neighbors as a normal and regular part of their faith practice—particularly in Fullerton, our corporate epicenter. All of us have different convictions and passions, and our hope is to encourage initiative on God's leadings for the sake of the world. Globally, we form partnerships with organizations and churches ministering among the urban poor in cities where the gospel is greatly needed in its various forms.  Our goal is sustainable ministries that care for the whole person and work toward long-term solutions to complex problems.

Though individuals and groups in our congregation are involved in a variety of justice ministries, our Local and Global lists are those partners represented in our annual budget.

“Join us in loving our neighbors!”

Local

JOYA Scholars

GARNET NEIGHBORHOOD, FULLERTON

JOYA Scholars is a non-profit collaborative organization birthed from Epic in 2009 with the goal of inspiring and preparing students from the Garnet Neighborhood in Fullerton toward higher education. JOYA works with middle, high school, and college students and their families through one-on-one mentoring, tutoring, college prep workshops and tours, and cultural events. 

Solidarity

GARNET, MAPLE, & RICHMOND NEIGHBORHOODS, FULLERTON

Solidarity is a local non-profit Christian organization whose mission is to equip and empower believers to live out their faith by impacting communities toward holistic transformation. Solidarity works with youth and families in the Garnet, Maple, and Richmond Neighborhoods in Fullerton and spearheads Solful, a collaborative of summer programs in these neighborhoods each year. Epic supports Solidarity’s many ministries.

Abeni

“YOUR GOALS. OUR SUPPORT.” – ORANGE COUNTY

Abeni exists to create a safe, confidential place for those working in the OC sex trades, including those who've been domestically sex trafficked. Being a present source of relevant , relational, and holistic support for those in the sex industry (past/present), Abeni helps to negotiate the challenges of the industry for those who are there by choice, circumstance, coercion, or force. No strings attached, no ulterior motive, no hidden agenda ... It's that simple.

Anne Hong

INTERVARSITY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP, USA

Anne is a member of Epic and currently serves as an Interim Ministry Team Member and GFM West Area Director with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, USA.

American Baptist Churches of LA, Southwest, and Hawaii (ABCOFLASH)

LOS ANGELES

ABCOFLASH is our denominational covering and affiliation. Together we share a commitment to the urban city, supporting immigrant churches, church planting, world mission, and racial reconciliation. ABCOFLASH provides training, assistance, and support to our pastors and board members.  Epic’s pastors are also a resource to the denomination through teaching, participation, and membership, and our congregation provides an annual offering to the denomination's efforts to minister to the poor in the City of Angels and around the world.

Global

Melanie Baggao

AMERICAN BAPTIST INTERNATIONAL MINISTRIES

Melanie Baggao is endorsed as a development worker by American Baptist International Ministries (IM). She serves in Lebanon with IM partner, The Lebanese Society for Educational and Social Development. Melanie is a member of Epic Church.

Jake and Emily

SIM IN SOUTH ASIA

Jake and Emily are working with SIM in South Asia in order to build relationships, love their neighbors and serve the poor through community development work.

Mason Family

OASIS CHURCH, JAPAN

Chris and Michael Mason are pastors of Oasis Church, an international house church in Osaka effectively reaching the Japanese for Christ. Epic enjoys a mutual relationship of support and exchange involving the Masons.

Simons Family

CRM - MALAGA, SPAIN

Jeff and Sara Simons are members of Epic and are CRM missionaries to Malaga, Spain, a strategic member care hub for the organization. The Simons' provide training, counseling, and development to missionaries and ministers in the field for CRM. Epic, as their home base, provides financial and spiritual partnership for their work abroad.