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"Because anyone who serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and approved by men. Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification."
   Romans 14: 18-19

Our Pastor & Staff

Jason Thornton, Pastor

Jason Thornton was appointed to Epworth as pastor in July of 2014. Jason was born and raised in California, but has been pastoring churches in North Carolina the past seven years. He and his wife, Tammy, have three grown sons. Jason has a Master's of Divinity from Duke Divinty School and a BS in Biology from California State University in Sacramento. His life experience is diverse and his warm inviting nature brings joy to those around him.

Ashlee McGarity, Communications Coordinator

Ashlee joined the office team in June, 2015, as our new Communications Coordinator and stepped in as Office Manager when, after 16 years, our beloved Linda Brown said good bye to the church office in August, 2015. Ashlee also spends her time serving in the music ministries of Epworth and as Youth Group Leader, among other things.

Jackie Warburton, Music Director

Jackie considers it a blessing and an honor to be part of such a loving church family as the music director. In addition to sharing her musical talents with Epworth, Jackie works at Banner Churchill Community Hospital in Health Information Management.

Mike Irby, Organist & Pianist

More information on Mike coming soon...