Acting lead Pastor at Epic Church International, John Wagner, has more than 30 years of experience in ministry, and he leads church along with his wife, Pastor Illena Wagner. His journey of career has been quite interesting, as, in 1987, he was ordained as a minister by Faith Fellowship Ministries. For four years thereafter, he held a position as a Youth Pastor at Faith Fellowship Ministries World Outreach Center.
During his career as a pastor, John Wagner 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.”
Along with his duties in Church, Pastor John Wagner 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.
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.
Additionally, John Wagner acts as Apostolic Team Leader for Covenant Ministries International (CMI), a global Christian organization with a membership base of more than 1,500 spiritual leaders. Traveling regularly to deliver sermons before a worldwide audience, Pastor Wagner has shared his words, vision, and reverence for God’s teachings with more than 100 congregations in the United States, Italy, Austria, Germany, South Africa, and the Caribbean.