Nelson Christian Church Staff

Mark Jones

Mark Jones

SENIOR MINISTER

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 one granddaughter.

Marc Mobley

Marc Mobley

STUDENT MINISTER

Marc Mobley 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 has two sons, Justin and James. He 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, Commission Encounter, which sends mission teams around the world.

Marc is a UK fan. He enjoys playing basketball and watching movies. He and his sons often spend time outdoors hunting and fishing. Marc holds two degrees from Louisville Bible College and Cincinnati Christian University.

Hannah LeMasters

Hannah LeMasters

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY DIRECTOR

Hannah and her family joined Nelson Christian Church in January of 2019. Hannah 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 she 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’s excited to serve Nelson Christian Church by partnering with parents and volunteers to help children connect with the God who loves them!

Bryan Kellem

Bryan Kellem

WORSHIP LEADER

Bryan began leading worship part-time at Nelson Christian Church in February of 2018. Playing both guitar and drums, he has served in a variety of worship team capacities around Nelson County since 1999.

In addition to music, Bryan has a passion for the Spanish language and culture and has been teaching Spanish at a Bardstown High School since 2000. He has lived and studied in Mexico and Argentina, and has traveled to Nicaragua three times to serve as translator and to support mission work in local churches there. He is a tinker and enjoys fixing anything with a motor or a screen – from cars to mowers to cell phones. He is a fan of all things Volkswagen. Bryan is originally from Southern Indiana but adopted Bardstown as home in July of ‘99. He and his wife Amy have three children.

Judy Dennis

Judy Dennis

OFFICE COORDINATOR

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

Pat Jackey

FINANCIAL SECRETARY

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.