Our Staff

Mark Bond, Minister of Worship & Discipleship

COMING SOON - Bryce Hotchkiss, Lead Pastor

The Elders of Batesville Christian Church are excited to announce that on Sunday, December 2, 2018, the congregation confirmed by vote the recommendation of Bryce Hotchkiss to be our next Lead Pastor. Bryce was then offered the position and we are pleased to announce that he has accepted the position as Lead Pastor. Bryce's first day of employment with BCC will be Friday, February 8, 2019, and he will be preaching on Sunday, February 10, 2019. 

Bryce has a passion for making disciples for Jesus by communicating the Word in a way that honors the original meaning yet also makes its truth relevant for the world of today.  Bryce is originally from Florida, but has lived in the Midwest since graduating from Ozark Christian College. He and his wife Kelsey have been married since June 2010, and they have an amazing son named Chandler.


Mark Bond, Worship MinisterDiscipleship

Mark, his wife Rachel, and their children Ruthy, Moriah and Javan moved to Batesville in May of 2014.  Mark and Rachel are both graduates from Central Christian College of the Bible and have been partners in ministry for nearly 20 years.  They have been foster parents since 2012 and adopted their son, Kayden and daughter, Abigail in 2018. Mark’s heart beats to see others truly experience the freedom that Christ offers and to respond in the pursuit of a genuine relationship with Him through discipleship. Mark enjoys taking in a baseball game in any ballpark and is especially fond of the St. Louis Cardinals. Most of all, he enjoys time with his family, laughing with his wife and kids, and throwing a fishing line in the water with them all.  You may contact Mark Bond here.

Mark has been the Interim Lead Minister and will transition to Worship Minister upon Bryce Hotchkiss's start date.

Mark Jacobs, Interim Minister of Discipleship (MS - Adult)

Mark, his wife Jennifer, and kids Greg, Maria, and Anne moved to the Milan area in 2016. Mark graduated from Cincinnati Bible College in 1999 with a 4 year degree in preaching. His passion is disciple making, leading leaders, and helping to strengthen the Church in her mission to reach the lost with the good news of Christ. Mark enjoys golfing, listening to and playing music, laughing, and roasting and drinking coffee.  You may contact Mark Jacobs here.

Sarah Garvin, Administrative Assistant

Sarah, her husband Jacob, and their young children, Brooks and Lou, moved to Batesville in 2017. Sarah is a Jill-of-all-trades with a wide-ranging geographic and professional background. Since November 2018, she has been the friendly voice on the other end of the phone when you call the church office. Outside of keeping BCC organized and connected, she enjoys exploring the outdoors, long meals with good friends, and curling up with a good book.  You may contact Sarah Garvin here.