Come Experience the Shaking
The vision for Epicenter was given over five years ago when the Lord called Bishop Jarod and Christy Cruthis to plant a church in Beaufort. After many years and a few local pastorates, the Lord said that it was time for the shaking to begin. Epicenter was birthed on October 14, 2017 with the consecration of our Senior Pastor, Bishop Jarod Cruthis. This new convergent church has caused quite a stir around Beaufort and throughout the county. Now we hope to take on the Newport area with the Good News and the power of the Holy Spirit. We hope you choose to come and join us to see what the shaking is all about. For more on the backstory of this great mission, check out the About Us section of our site.
We are fully Charismatic in our worship, our beliefs, and in the practice of our Faith. To be fully Charismatic simply means that we believe in the gifts of the Holy Spirit. We believe that these gifts were poured out in the book of Acts and are still active today. Our worship is spirit led, spirit filled, and most of all spirit inspired. It is our belief that God wants to pour out His Spirit on all who will receive this amazing gift.
"Evangelical" is a fairly simple word. It is from the Greek euangelion which means good news or gospel. An evangelical Christian is one who believes it is important to tell others the good news about how Jesus can save us from our sins. At Epicenter, the Word of God is not only our foundation, but our guiding Truth in all areas of life and godliness.
We view the Sacraments as Holy elements that should continue to be honored and incorporated into our regular Mass and worship services. At Epicenter we fully embrace the seven sacraments and observe the Lord's Supper or the Eucharist during our weekly Mass. This is a wonderful opportunity for our family to join around the altar for a communal meal of the Body and Blood of our Savior.
Who We Are
What We Believe
One of the most important questions to ask when looking for a church is "What do they believe?". Sadly, many have attended the same church for years without truly knowing the core values and statement of faith of that church. To learn more about us, simply click below.
Now here's a question that we are asked at least weekly. "What is Convergence?" It's pretty simple and yet rich in history, deeply rooted in the Word, and fully enveloped by the Holy Spirit. There is certainly more to learn on our About Us page. Simply put, we preserve the ancient tradition of the one, holy, Apostolic, catholic church, while embracing a newer and more modern form of worship.
Meet Our Bishop
Our Senior Pastor and Priest, Bishop Jarod Cruthis has been in pastoral ministry for nearly twenty years. He has planted and pastored multiple churches and now serves as Epicenter's Rector. Bishop Jarod was ordained into the priesthood in October 2017 and consecrated a Bishop in May of 2019. He would love to meet you and learn how he and Epicenter can be a blessing to you and your family.