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CREATIVITY | PASSION | EXPERIENCE

Our Story

Based in Austin, EPIC Ministries uses expert event planning and high energy interactive shows to reach and teach children and families at churches, schools, camps, and community events. Our team is composed of experienced children pastors, former professional mascots, and nationally-touring motivational speakers who have been preaching and performing to national audiences for years. We love to work with churches from all over the U.S. and have a heart for international missions as well.

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Our Epic Team

TAYLOR GRISWOLD
Jack of All Trades/Master of Fun (Executive Director)

EPIC Ministries founder, Taylor Griswold, has entertained children and adults throughout the U.S. for over 25 years, and has been featured on national TV shows like NBC “America’s Got Talent,” the CBS “Early Show,” Fox Sports, ABC Radio, the NCAA Final Four, and at sports arenas nationwide.

Taylor is known as a “jack of all trades, master of fun.” He has a broad range of experience in public speaking, acting, juggling, magic, mascot performance, puppetry, music, dance, event planning, sales and marketing, and sports entertainment.

Taylor has a passion for using quality entertainment to share the Gospel and a BIG heart for kids. While in college, he won the UCA National Mascot Championship representing Auburn University as their official mascot “Aubie the Tiger.” Taylor was honored when “Aubie” was inducted into the Mascot Hall of Fame in 2005. Taylor then spent eight years performing as the mascot and dunk team director for the NBA Detroit Pistons basketball team, captivating crowds of 22,000 each night. He used his well-rounded experience to create EPIC Ministries. He now uses his best practices as a pro mascot and traveling entertainer to teach kids and families about the love of Jesus Christ. Originally from Montgomery, Alabama, Taylor is married to his best friend, Amy, and they have an adorable daughter named Eden. The Griswolds love serving their community through positive, uplifting entertainment.

AMY GRISWOLD
Co-Founder

MATT HOLLAND
Director of Operations

DANIEL MONPLAISIR
Director of Motivational Entertainment

JOSÉ MARTINEZ
Event Producer

ASHLEY MONPLAISIR
Motivational Entertainer

JAMIE SHAW
Motivational Entertainer

CHASE COLLINS
Motivational Entertainer

KENRICK GOULD
Motivational Entertainer

AVERY WALLACE
Motivational Entertainer

EPIC MINISTRIES

Statement of Faith

SCRIPTURE

We believe that all Scripture - the Old and New Testaments of the Bible - are, in the original texts, the inspired, inerrant Word of the one, true, living God. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

SIN

We believe that through Adam’s sin, all people are inherently sinful and that we have fallen short of the glory of God. That we all have failed to obey God and keep His commandments, and that there is a just consequence for our sin: death and eternal separation from God, because sin cannot be in the presence of God. (Genesis 2 & 3, Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23)

SALVATION

We believe that God, in His love, sent his only Son, Jesus, to save the world from sin. Jesus was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, gave signs through miracles that He is God’s Son and the promised Messiah, and died a sacrificial death on the cross. His death was in our place, providing a once-for-all payment for our sins.

Therefore, Salvation is not something anybody can earn, but it is a free gift, given by the grace of God. We believe the only way to receive Salvation and restore relationship with God is to confess that Jesus is Lord and believe that God raised Him from the dead. (John 3:16, John 14:6, Romans 10:9, Romans 5:8, Ephesians 2:5-8)

RESURRECTION

We believe that three days after Jesus’ death on the cross, He conquered death and rose back to life. His resurrection proves that He is God and allows for us to once again have a relationship with God. (Mark 16:5-7)

CHRISTIANS

We believe that those who have put their trust in Jesus Christ become a new creation, and are called to share the Gospel to all who will listen. (2 Corinthians 5:17, Matthew 28:19)

EVANGELISM

We believe that the ministry of evangelism and discipleship is a responsibility of all followers of Jesus Christ. (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8; Romans 10:9-15; 1 Peter 3:15)

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