The head of the Church is Jesus Christ! We are stewards of God's creation and the gifts God has given to us. We follow the biblical model of leadership as we are ruled by elders (that is what Presbyterian means). Our leadership of ruling elders is called Session. These elders prayerfully seek the will God and mind of Christ in the decisions they make for the Church. The pastor serves as moderator of Session. If you have any questions or would like more information about BPC please call us at (812) 358-4198 or email by clicking here. We hope you'll come safely worship with us soon. May God bless you and keep you!
You are always welcome here!
Rev. James (J.C.) Blankenbeker
Pastor J.C. has been with BPC since September 2019. Before coming to BPC, J.C. served 5 years as a hospital Chaplain. J.C. is a native of Indiana, graduated from Indiana University, and is a proud Hoosier! Pastor J.C. earned his Master of Divinity degree from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary where he met his wife!
From the pastor:
"Hi! I'm so glad you are checking out our website. You are always welcome here, no matter who you are or where you are on life's journey! God is real and God is good! Jesus loves you and invites you into to new life through faith in Him! Join us anytime! I have a beautiful wife and two lovely children and we are thrilled to be a part of the Brownstown community and look forward to serving this community in the time ahead! Come join and be a part of the family of God at BPC!"
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If you'd like to email Pastor J.C., you can do so by clicking HERE.
Our ruling elders
"WELCOME! We are so glad you are here and checking out our website! There is a lot of good information about the Church and what it means to be Presbyterian (Click Here to check out some videos on the subject). Join us anytime and come be a part of God's family at BPC!"
We are the "Session" of the church. We are a group of ruling elders who serve as the leadership for the local church. The Session has the responsibility for governing the congregation and guiding its witness to the sovereign activity of God in the world, so that the congregation is and becomes a community of faith, hope, love, and witness.
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Current Session ruling elders
- Kathy Ellis (Clerk of Session)
- Megan White (Administration)
- Dave Ellis (Administration and Finance)
- Mary Sue Spurgeon (Praise Team)
- Jane Fletcher (Spiritual Growth)
- Jeff Bond (Physical Plant)
- Angie Vonfange (Spiritual Growth)
Jane Fletcher serves as our music director along with several other committees and outreach ministries in the area. She has been serving in this role for over a year and is a blessing to our church and our community! Her heart for the LORD not only comes out of her music but also through the giving of her time sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with our community. She is a leader with R.E.C. and has a heart for those in need.
Brenda is a lifelong resident of Jackson County and has served as office manager for BPC since 2014. She does a great job keeping the wheels of ministry moving! She is a proud mother and grandmother and enjoys spending time with her family.
You can contact Brenda by clicking HERE.
Dena is the custodial manager for BPC and has served faithfully in that role for many years. We are blessed to have her on our team!