Epikos Church is one church with four locations. The locations of the churches are one on the east side of Milwaukee, in West Allis, Sherman Park, and Mayfair Road. It is the first church in the Milwaukee metro area to have a church with four locations. As other churches usually plant new churches with different names and different head pastors, Epikos is different from the teaching pastor doing the services each week for both locations.
One Church Four Locations
Epikos Church is a church with four locations. The locations of the church are one on the east side of Milwaukee and the second one is located in West Allis. The location on the east side of Milwaukee is located at 2308 E. Belleview Place and the second location is in West Allis at 6229 W. Greenfield Avenue. They are in the process of expanding once again with a third church in which will be located somewhere on the north side of Milwaukee. Epikos Church is a nondenominational church.
Epikos is a Greek word meaning epic. The definition that is given by the dictionaries for the word epic means a long poetic composition, usually centered upon a hero, in which a series of achievements or events that are significant is narrated in elevated style.
Pastors Of Epikos Church
The teaching pastors of Epikos church are Danny Parmalee (Lead Pastor), Paul Stevens (West Allis Pastor), and Kurt Owens (North Side Pastor). Danny Parmalee is the founding pastor of Epikos Church on January 8, 2005. Danny is also a Chaplin for the Milwaukee Admirals (hockey team). Paul Stevens is the pastor for the West Allis location and also preaches on a rotating basis with the other teaching pastors at all locations. Kurt Owens serves as pastor of the north side campus, he also helps with the shepherding and empowering the people of the community and helps out on the preaching team.
Photo credit: with permission from the Epikos website
The worship part of the service at Epikos Church plays a variety of different contemporary types of Christian music. Some of the music that they play is from Hillsong United, Matt Redman, Worship Central to name a few. The worship pastor that oversees the worship team at Epikos Church is led by Micheal Morgan.
Epikos Church is very big on having small groups to provide an environment where relationships and resources are designed to foster true discipleship. They believe that with the structure in place that it is possible for them as a church to grow in faith and numbers while but to also be small. The meaning of that is they mean that the church can continue to grow by the numbers while not forsaking relational intimacy and the depth in discipleship. It is also their desire to continue to grow and multiply what God has done in and through them. The pastor that oversees the small groups at the church is Ryan Boyer. Ryan is also the Discipleship Pastor as well at Epikos.
Epikos Church website is a great place to find back sermons of past weeks for people who were unable to attend church or reference back to them to see if they didn’t get the first time around when they did attend. You can also check out the upcoming events that are going on at the church and catch their latest blogs of what is going on as well. If you have a smartphone they do have an app to download if you so choose to.
My Review Of Epiko Church
My wife and I have been attending Epikos Church at their West Allis location for the past couple of years and it is a wonderful church. The West Allis location was a theater many years ago. They remodeled the theater great. They offer the following at the church nursery, preschool, and elementary programs (Infant through 5th grade) for every service at both locations except for the 5:30 pm service at the eastside location. For the school-aged children, they offer a children ministry called HERO Central. They have ministries for junior and senior high school kids as well.
I have been serving the church as part of the Connection Team for the last year and a half. I enjoy greeting people either at the door or handing out bulletins to people coming into the worship center of the church.
The church also offers for free once a month on a Sunday offers pizza with the pastor. The people who attend especially if you are new in coming to the church will hear from one of the pastors, about how Epikos got started, what is currently going on and people can get involved in the church.