Epic is a discipleship and mentoring ministry based in Queen Creek Arizona.  We are currently serving those in full-time ministry and have just recently begun working with military and first responders. 

For ten years we served as an outreach and discipleship ministry on the ASU Polytechnic campus.   During the COVID shutdown,  our advisory team asked us to take a sabbatical and consider what the next ten years would be our focus.

After much prayer and counsel, we shifted our ten years of “campus ministry, and twenty years of pastoral service in the Phoenix area to focus on discipling pastors and church leaders.  We have now been invited to partner with another ministry that serves both military, first responders and their families. 

We invite men to an intensive three-day “getaway”.   Each retreat is hosted at one of our four host locations.  Six men and two mentors are invited to attend.

After the retreat, we invite each of the attendees to three weeks of  “one one-on-one” mentoring sessions.   If they so choose to continue,  they join a small group of “like-minded” men for three months of discipleship. 

We also minister to their wives and children by inviting them to one of the three ranches in the Phoenix and Prescott areas.   They join our community through regular worship nights,  shared meals, and ranch work projects.  Their children are given the opportunity for weekly one-on-one mentoring and care for a horse in a ranch environment. 

Twice a year marriage and women retreats are also available for those in the community. 

We currently minister with a network of the following ministries:

To contact the McFarlands: [email protected]

Greg and Sheli McFarland and the EPIC ministry are funded completely by donations.  For tax-deductible contributions, please make checks payable to “Community Ministries” and mail to:

Community Ministries International
For: Greg and Sheli McFarland
P.O. Box 1245
Tempe, AZ 85280-1245

To give online by credit card or ACH withdrawal, click on the “GIVE NOW” button (at the top of this page) on the CMI website. Then designate funds for “McFarland, Greg and Sheli” from the drop-down menu and fill out the online form.  Thank you!