Our Staff

David Patrick - Lead Pastor

Pastor Dave married his high school sweetheart, the former Pamela Gayle Thompson in July of 1982.  Both Pastor Dave and his wife Gayle are natives of Jacksonville, Florida.   She is a graduate of the University of North Florida (Go Ospreys! SWOOOOOP) and he attended Baptist Bible College (Springfield, MO), completed his Theology degree from Trinity Theological Seminary (Evansville, IN), and earned both his Master’s in Psychology/Counseling and his PhD in Communications/Leadership  from Louisiana Baptist University (Shreveport, LA).   The Patricks have served in full-time ministry together since 1982 in Florida, Texas, Virginia and Australia.    Pastor Dave’s ministry experience includes Youth Pastor, Administrative Pastor, Senior Pastor and Missionary to Australia.   The Patricks have two daughters, Amy (married to Matthew and living in the Atlanta GA area), Amanda (married to Albin and living in the Dallas TX area) and a son DJ (married to Juliet) who serves at EPC as our Student Ministry Pastor. One of Pastor Dave and Lady Gayle's greatest joys is being grandparents. They thank God daily for Luka, Lincoln, Hudson and Mila.  They would be thrilled to show you the latest pics of those incredible grandkids!

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Fitu Tafaoa - Executive Pastor

Pastor "T" was born in Oceanside, California but moved to Hawaii at 3 months old. He graduated from the University of Hawaii with a B.A. in political science. He later graduated from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary with a Masters of Arts in Religion. He then received an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Emmanuel Seminary, Kota, India.  He is married to his High School Sweetheart Noelle, with a beautiful daughter Sydney, and grandson Joel Tavita. He loves Fishing, Cooking and watching Sports. Go Rainbow Warriors! 

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Sean Doyle - Worship Pastor

Our worship pastor, Sean Doyle, was born in Michigan and moved to Jacksonville at the age of 7. He and his wife Amanda were married in 2011 are blessed with three beautiful daughters. Sean graduated from Florida State University in 2009 with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting and is a fan of the Seminoles and the Jacksonville Jaguars. Sean began serving in the worship ministry at East Pointe Church in 2011. He is also an avid chess player and loves to study Christian apologetics.   

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Mark Gibbs - Family Pastor 

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Brian DeFazio - Student Ministry Pastor

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Phil Thompson - Children's Pastor

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Gayle Patrick - Pastoral Admin Assistant

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Sally Kelly - Book Keeper

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Jill Mericle - Administrative Assistant/Pre-School Coordinator

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Robbie Hinson - Life Group Pastor

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Justin Locke - Creative Arts Director

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Mark Yoachum - Facilities Manager

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