Nelson Christian Church Staff
Mark and his wife Gail joined the Nelson Christian Church family in August of 2017. They have served churches in Kentucky, Indiana, and Georgia. They helped plant a church in Bluffton, South Carolina. Mark received his Bachelor’s degree from Cincinnati Christian University and his Master of Ministry degree from Kentucky Christian University.
Mark loves to preach and teach God’s Word. He enjoys reading, basketball, and deer hunting. He’s also an avid photographer. He pulls for the UL Cardinals, the Indianapolis Colts, and anyone playing the New England Patriots! Mark believes that everyone has a “next step” in their spiritual journey, from the skeptic to the seeker to the seasoned Christian. He has traveled extensively on short-term mission trips and is passionate about world evangelism. He has written three books, his most recent, “Four Steps From Jesus: A Skeptic’s Journey to Faith.” Mark and Gail have three grown children and two granddaughters.
Marc is an ordained Minister and has worked with Nelson Christian Church for 15+ years. Marc followed in the footsteps of his grandfather and father by becoming a minister. He is married to Hannah, and as a blended family, they have four children: Justin, James, Norah, and Jaxon.
Marc works with student ministry (middle/high school age), oversees children’s ministry, and works closely with the NCC missions team. Marc also started his own non-profit ministry, Commission Encounter, which sends mission teams around the world. Marc is a UK fan, he enjoys playing basketball, and watching movies. He loves to spend time with his family, being outdoors, hunting and fishing. Marc holds two degrees from Louisville Bible College and Cincinnati Christian University.
CHILDREN’S MINISTRY DIRECTOR
Hannah joined Nelson Christian Church in January of 2019. She grew up near Indianapolis and was a member of Plainfield Christian Church. She graduated from Indiana University with a bachelors degree in social work and a minor in legal studies, and worked for the Department of Child Services in Indiana as a family case manager for 3 years. She then worked for a community mental health agency as a life skills specialist. She is now NCC’s part-time children’s director.
Hannah enjoys reading, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends. She and Marc love serving together in ministry, partnering with parents and volunteers to help children connect with the God who loves them!
Judy was born in Bardstown and lived in Lebanon Junction for 44 years. She became a Christian at the age of 11 at First Christian Church in Lebanon Junction. She served as Sunday school teacher and organist there. She graduated from St . Benedictine high school, earned a Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Rank 1 in education. An employee of JCPS for 35 years as a teacher and principal, Judy retired in 1998. She became a member of NCC in 1995 and has served the Lord in many different roles since then.
Pat Jackey came to Bardstown in 1977. With her husband Mike and son Damon, they opened and managed Bikes n’ Bargains from 1983-2005. Mike and Pat had a photography business from 1985 to 2015, Jackey Photography. Pat has been a member of NCC since 1989 and became the treasurer in 1991.