Justin Epstein


In addition to being an ordained Unity Minister, Justin Epstein is also an author, actor, humorist, licensed yoga instructor, authority in golf psychology and an inspirational-motivational speaker. In his inspirational messages, he integrates insights from both East and West, including Christianity, Judaism, Yoga philosophy, psychology, science, and personal development.

(l to r) Unity Principal Vocalist Stephen Lehew, Marianne Williamson, Justin Epstein, Olga Butterworth at Lincoln Center.
(l to r) Unity Principal Vocalist Stephen Lehew, Marianne Williamson, Justin Epstein, Olga Butterworth at Lincoln Center.

As a dynamic inspirational speaker Justin has given over 130 presentations to thousands of people in Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall. He has shared the stage with such notables as Dr. Maya Angelou, Iyanla Vanzant, Larry Dossey M.D., and Marianne Williamson.

Justin has spoken to groups across the United States and internationally. Some of the companies and institutions he has addressed include; New York’s Roosevelt Hospital, Pop Sustainability, Hilton Head Island Chamber of Commerce, Lifelong Learning programs for The University of South Carolina and Hilton Head Island Learning Annex.

As a Magna Cum Laude graduate from James Madison University, he received a B.S. degree and double-majored in Communications and Religion/Philosophy. He has been interviewed on numerous radio and television programs throughout the country.

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Justin Epstein doing Stand-Up Comedy at Caroline’s on Broadway

There’s a unique aspect of Justin’s education that brings light-heartedness and fun to his messages. He is a graduate of the American Comedy Institute, and performed stand-up comedy in clubs throughout New York City, including, “Carolines on Broadway.”

Justin Epstein at Ananda Village in northern California.

In 1993, Justin attended Unity Institute in Missouri, and was ordained a Unity Minister. He also lived for three and a half years at Ananda Village in California, one of the most successful Yoga and Meditation Retreat Centers in the world, where he became a licensed yoga instructor.

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Justin Epstein, an Enlightened Golfer!

In addition to being a dynamic speaker, Justin is a prolific writer. He is the author of the top selling book, SUPER YOU: 7 Steps to Profound Peace & Personal Power. He wrote a newspaper column for seven years called “Practical Spirituality.” He has also written hundreds of audio programs, including “The Enlightened Golfer: Merging Mind, Body & Spirit Through the Game.” In addition, he produced and hosted the cable television series, “Practical Spirituality,” which aired in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Justin served as Associate Minister at the Center from 1999 to 2004 and had the rare opportunity of working with Eric Butterworth. He had many private conversations with him on a variety of topics, including golf! In November of 2011, Justin became the Senior Minister of The Unity Center of New York City.

Justin’s Vision of the Unity Ministry

A ministry exists as a community, a body of people who have come together to support one another in spiritual growth. As a minister, I can share with people Spiritual and Personal Growth Principles to enable them to express their potential as an individualized expression of God.