JEFF STONE / lead minister
When invited to lead Batesville Christian Church, Jeff felt called to combine his years of solid ministry experience with the potential that exists at BCC, to make an eternal impact on Batesville and the surrounding areas. He works to communicate God’s message with stories, humor, and clarity.
Jeff, a graduate of Oak Hills High School and Cincinnati Christian University, is married to his college sweetheart and they have three grown children and two grandchildren. He enjoys Saddlebred horses, watching sports, being outdoors, and music.
Jeff loves to watch the “life change” that people undergo as they discover God's grace and begin to grow closer to the Lord. That never gets old and it drives Jeff daily in his conversations with all he encounters.
Justin Sutherland / Worship & Student Minister
Justin grew up and lived most of his life in Columbia, Missouri – Home of the MIZZOU Tigers. He and his wife, Carli, met at Johnson University where they served in the Student Government Association and were married in July 2020. Justin has a high passion for youth ministry and helping others take their next step of faith, whatever it may be! You’ll probably see him if you stop by Liberty Park after work playing a round on the disc golf course.
Alisha Hacker /Administrator & Children's director
Alisha loves Jesus and her desire is to walk closer to Him. Alisha is a Johnson Bible College graduate and has a passion for serving youth. Alisha likes being outdoors, tinkering in woodworking, spending time with her family and friends, and clings to the simpler things of life. When time allows, she explores small town coffee shops and breathes in the calm while sipping a decaf coffee. Alisha is thankful to be onboard the BCC staff and looks forward to serving Christ through this position.