EPI Center

Communicating God’s Word Completely and Consistently

What We Do

2 Timothy 2:15: “Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”

Rightly dividing the “word of truth” every week requires diligence along with the right tools to produce messages that not only explain the text accurately, but also provide challenging applications.

The EPI-Center wants to help in this process. We provide affordable, two-day workshops throughout New England using the best available teachers who bring the principles of expository preaching to light, and encourage continuing education through a “cohort-based” model of development.

How We Do It

Training Institutes

These one or two day events are located throughout New England, these events utilize the best available teachers, helpful study materials and easy online registration. EPI Works with local pastors to cultivate the context and venue that best serves area pastors.

Cohort Groups

Locally-based cohort groups of up to 8 preachers meeting quarterly for further training and encouragement. These cohorts meet every other month to graciously engage each other’s sermons, offering helpful feedback. Additionally, they work through preaching resources to sharpen their own and each other’s preaching.


EPI provides ongoing financial resources to facilitate further training and cohort material to sharpen your preaching.


Connect with one of our groups in your area. Our current groups and their leaders are:

  • NH – David Pinckney
  • Western MA – Chris Raker
  • Central  MA – Noel Sherry
  • Southeastern MA – Kenn Bongiorno
  • RI – Chuck Pierce
  • Northern VT
  • Maine – David Christensen

Interested? Get in touch with us and we can get you connected with a group:

New Hampshire

Western MA

Central MA

Southeastern MA

Rhode Island

Northern VT


Our Partners

We’ve partnered with an array of preaching centers throughout the United States giving us access to resources helpful for all levels of preaching.

Hear Experiences from our Past Conferences

“Very effective teaching techniques. Lots of information with lots of examples. We had to learn to apply the principles on the spot!”

EPI-Center Attendee

Feb. 3-4 2017

“Extremely informative, very interesting and helpful. I’m ready to use what I learned in my small group Bible studies.”

EPI-Center Attendee

Feb. 3-4 2017

“Excellent presentation! I was deeply impressed by the inherent power of the ‘story’ as a way to enrich my ministry of preaching. The session on Deep Preaching touched me deeply.”

EPI-Center Attendee

Feb. 3-4 2017

“I loved the format. Dr. Edwards modeled narrative preaching (and) the explanation was simple and clear. I feel and believe I can do it and I understand how!”

EPI-Center Attendee

Feb. 3-4 2017

Get in Touch

Reach out to us via the form or contact our leaders directly:

Rick Francis: rick@cbdf.org

Paul Johnson: paul@cbdf.org