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.