Jeff Cox

Lead Pastor

Pastor Jeff Cox has been serving as the Lead Pastor of BFA since July 2007. He is originally from St. Louis, Missouri, and has served Jesus in the areas of youth pastoring, music ministry, senior pastoring, and as a missionary to Africa in his time before joining Batesville First. His passion is equipping and empowering followers of Jesus to reveal a loving God to the world in which they live. In his spare time, he enjoys taking care of his yard, washing his truck, and spending time with his wife and family.

Steve and Kathi Rippy

Children's Pastors

Steve and Kathi have been serving as our children's ministry directors since June of 2017.  They have a huge heart for kids, carry a vision for their ministry, and serve to see a love for God established in the children of BFA.  They have a beautiful family and we're so thankful to have them be a part of our BFA family!

April Carnaghi 

Ministry Assistant/Bookkeeper

April Carnaghi has been serving as BFA's secretary since September of 2007.  She began attending this church with her family when she was only 3 years old and was raised in the Batesville area. She guides her career office by Colossians 3:23 "Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people."  In her spare time, she spends time with her family, crochets, and enjoys reading.

Kaleb Brown

Youth Pastor

Pastor Kaleb Brown became our Youth Leader in May on 2018. His desire is to see the youth in our church be the light of our community. He is passionate about getting the students involved so that they can be excited about following Jesus. Kaleb is also in leadership over our Sons and Daughters Ministry. Any spare time is spent with his wife and children!


Sydnie Brown

Worship Leader

Sydnie Brown became the Worship Leader in May of 2018. Her goal is to help create an atmosphere where the Holy Spirit can move freely during the worship on Sunday mornings. She believes there is healing in praising our Father! Sydnie is the wife of Pastor Kaleb an also enjoys spending her free time with her family.