Our History

  • We began on October 4, 1970 as the Batesville Church of Christ.
  • We were planted by the Whitewater Christian Evangelizing Fellowship (W.C.E.F.), a group of local established churches wanting to start new churches.
  • The first worship service met at the Batesville Memorial building; with five attendees.
  • The Batesville Church of Christ stayed in the Memorial building for four years.
  • A 20-year, $40,000 mortgage was obtained. The minister’s salary was guaranteed by W.C.E.F.
  • A new building was started on 3 ½ acres in 1973. It was completed in December, 1974.
  • The mortgage was burned on October 28, 1991.
  • On April 25, 1998 ground was broken for a $300,000 addition.
  • In 2006, the house next-door was purchased for $140,000 to be used as a parsonage.
  • In 2007 the church changed the name from Batesville Church of Christ to Batesville Christian Church.
  • In 2014, construction was started on a $1.6 million-dollar classroom addition and general building upgrade.
  • We have supported missions in Haiti and Barbados, area missions, Mission Batesville and Mission Indy.
  • We are active in the local food pantry, Batesville Area Ministerial Association, summer food program, Safe Passage, Celebrate Recovery, and Mahoning Valley Christian Camp.
  • The attendance has increased from 5 in 1970 to over 300 in 2018.
  • As of July, 2018 we have two Sunday morning Worship Services, 4 adult classes, 6 classes for children ages birth through high school, 8 small adult groups and 5 small youth groups, all administered by two full-time and one part-time church staff members.