With more than 30 years of experience in ministry, Pastor John Wagner, along with his wife, Pastor Ilena Wagner, Ph.D. leads Epic Church International in Sayreville, NJ. He simultaneously teaches and ministers nationally and internationally through John J. Wagner Ministries, which he founded in 1991.
As a community leader for more than 7000 regular attendees, he continuously casts vision, crafts relevant messages, develops vocational and volunteer leaders, and communicates creatively. Additionally, Pastor John Wagner trains and inspires other pastors and leaders through an active schedule of conference speaking.
In 1987, Faith Fellowship Ministries ordained Pastor John Wagner as a minister. For four years thereafter, he held a position as a Youth Pastor at Faith Fellowship Ministries World Outreach Center. Throughout his career as a pastor, he has led 1,000s of church members from a wide range of ethnic, generational, and cultural backgrounds. His sermons discuss inspirational topics such as faith, hope, love, motivation, priorities, and family. Recent sermon titles include “Rescued, Ransomed, and Redeemed,” “Supernatural Love,” and “Fortify.”
Even aside from his dedicated ministry work, Pastor John Wagner has donated his time, finances, and efforts to both local and international communities. He led Turning Point Community Church’s contributions to Charitywater.org and Living Waters International, to fund the building of 34 wells to supply clean water to more than 6500 people. Additionally, John Wagner serves Covenant Ministries International as President and CEO, serving over 1,000 pastors and ministers in more than 90 nations.
Much of Pastor John Wagner’s ministry focuses on helping people in need through partnerships with nonprofit initiatives and engagement in issues such as fighting human sex trafficking and responding to natural disasters. Outreach programs at Pastor Wagner’s Turning Point Community Church have affected thousands of people. He also directed an award-winning cable television commercial for the Teen Suicide Hotline.