Meet BPC

The Batesville Presbyterian Church exists to bring glory to God through its worship and ministry throughout the greater Batesville area. This Christian family maintains a wide variety of programs to nurture our growth in faith and serve people's needs in the community. Why not join us for one of our worship services, programs, or events? In this loving family of faith, you will find a genuine welcome and warm smile. Men and women; young and old; there's a place for you here! We hope to see you soon!

~ Rev. Jerry Long, Pastor

Ministry Staff

Rev. Jerry Long, Pastor

Rev. Jerry Long


Rev. Jerry W. Long, pastor of Batesville Presbyterian Church, is a native of Decatur, Georgia and a graduate of the University of Georgia and Columbia Theological Seminary. A second career minister, Pastor Jerry spent the first 25 years of his adult life in the marketing and communications field, working with advertising and marketing agencies as well as a number of small and large corporations.

Pastor Jerry and his wife Shannon joined the community of Batesville Presbyterian Church on January 1, 2015.

Prior to accepting the call to Batesville, Rev. Long held pastorates in Georgia at First Presbyterian Church of Bremen and First Presbyterian of Valdosta as well as in South Alabama at First Presbyterian Church of Andalusia. In addition, Pastor Jerry has served as Youth Director at Carrollton (GA) Presbyterian Church. He and his wife, Shannon, have one son, Will, the Assistant Basketball Coach at Ogelthorpe University in Atlanta and a sports broadcaster in the Atlanta area.


Tracy & Chris Hannaford

Youth Directors

Tracy and Chris Hannaford are both from Batesville. They have one daughter, Sydney Claire. Chris and Tracy have been members of Batesville Presbyterian Church for 6 years.

Heather Cox

Heather Cox

Administrative Assistant

Susanne VanDyke, Music Director

Susanne VanDyke

Music Director

Cherie Matthews, Church Organist

Cherie Matthews

Church Organist

Church Officers

More Ministry Staff
Rev. Jerry Long Moderator of Session
Gina Kilgore Clerk of Session
Woody Drake Moderator of Deacons
David Honnoll Presbyterian Men of the Church Moderator
Debi Honnoll Presbyterian Women of the Church Moderator
Jerry Lightsey Sunday School Superintendent

Men of the Church
Women of the Church

Ministry Teams

Administration and Finance

Session Moderator: William ColeLead Deacon: Charles Wilson
Session Members:Deacon Members:
Will FlemingWoody Drake
Hal HerronKay Nickle
Russell PaulkClay Vance
Jay Williams

Christian Education

Session Co-Moderators: Mina Lightsey
& Cathryn McKee
Lead Deacon: Leigh Taylor Unruh
Session Members:Deacon Members:
Margaret DotyHerron Williams
Candy HopperKellen Burkes
Jay WilliamsAmanda Hankins
Michelle Mundroff
Clay Vance

Evangelism and Hospitality

Session Moderator: Margaret DotyLead Deacon: Meredith Fleming
Session Members:Deacon Members:
Will FlemingCici Brasell
Candy HopperMichelle Mundroff
Leigh Taylor Unruh
Clay Vance


Session Moderator: Russell PaulkLead Deacon: Kellen Burkes
Session Members:Deacon Members:
Jerry LightseyDenise Brooks
Mina LightseyMeredith Fleming
Laurie Monteith


Session Co-Moderators: Matthew Herron
& Jerry Lightsey
Lead Deacon: Woody Drake
Session Members:Deacon Members:
William ColeChristopher Reed
Margaret DotyCharles Wilson
Hal Herron
Jay Williams


Session Moderator: Russell PaulkLead Deacon: Michelle Mundroff
Session Members:Deacon Members:
Cathryn McKeeAmanda Hankins
Jerry LightseyLeigh Taylor Unruh
Laurie MonteithHerron Williams


Lead Deacon: Amanda Hankins
Deacon Members:
Cici Brasell
Christopher Reed
Clay Vance
Herron Williams

Congregational Care

Lead Deacon:Denise Brooks
Deacon Members:
Cici Brasell
Kay Nickle