Steve arrived at SHCC December 1, 2010. He was born and raised in southern Ohio, and graduated from Kentucky Christian University in 1983. He spent over twenty years working with abused, neglected and abandoned children at Christian Children’s Home of Ohio. Most of that time he served as the Director of Advancement. Steve and his wife Joan have two grown children, Corina (CJ) and Ryan. Steve has a passion for preaching, teaching, and evangelism. He enjoys golf, biking, and motorcycles. Most importantly, Steve loves people!
Children, Youth and Family Minister
Josiah has been married to his beautiful wife, Megan since 2005 and together they have four children; Avery, Eden, Deacon and Mason. Josiah graduated from Florida Christian College (now Johnson University) in 2005 with a BS in Bible/Youth and Family. He has worked for the Church in a variety of positions including children’s minister, youth minister, associate minister and senior pastor.
He was born and raised in Indianapolis before moving to Florida for college in 2000 and just moved back to Indy in 2018. He loves playing board games and Super Smash Bros; enjoys playing basketball and fantasy football, following the Pacers and the Colts and spending time with his family.
Derek and his high school sweetheart, April have been married since 2003 and together they have two children—Noah and Aubry– both of which attended Southport Heights Christian Daycare. They are originally from Southern Indiana and moved to Southport in 2010.
Derek has been in a variety of full time ministry roles for over a decade. However, musical worship has always been a deep part of everywhere he has served. He has a background in musical theatre and the performing arts. He uses this combined with his ministry experience to help people connect with Jesus through worship.
Director of Care Ministry
Southport Heights Christian Daycare Ministry Director
Gayle obtained her bachelors degree in Elementary Education from Northern Kentucky University in 1991, and attended Fort Wayne Bible College for several years. She has been a Curriculum Director and Kindergarten teacher before coming to fulfill her role as Daycare Ministry Director for Southport Heights in 2002. She joined the SHCC congregation in 1996.
She enjoys traveling around the country, reading, scrapbooking, her three cats and guinea pig.
Janna is the Office Manager to the leadership at SHCC and has served in this capacity since November 1, 2006. She is a 2003 graduate from Ivy Tech in Visual Communications and is responsible for the communication and marketing of information via various media forms at SHCC (print, web, etc.) and serves with the Property Ministry on building maintenance and upkeep. She also is the clearinghouse for the church event and meeting calendar, membership database in addition to all of the other day-to-day duties that come across her desk. Janna and her husband have been members since December 2006. They have two, adult daughters and three grandchildren between the two. Together they enjoy relaxing, photography, travel, movies, concerts, golf and just hanging out at home with their and their dogs.
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Environmental Services Director
Melanie has been employed with Southport Heights since August 2007 (she previously worked with us back from 2004-2005). She takes loving care of our facilities and can be seen from noon-3p each week day. If you’re in, take a moment to stop her and say “hi”! Melanie has two daughters, Merranda and Mariah. Melanie recently married the love of her life, Clayton. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with her husband and kids, including her grandson ‘Hunter’ watching movies, scrapbooking and going out to eat.
Church Organist and Sisters In Song Director
Evelyn Badgley has been a member and organist for SHCC since 1977. In addition to playing the organ beautifully on Sunday mornings, Evelyn also leads our Sisters in Song ladies choir who travel each Friday (Sept. – May) to various nursing homes and rehabilitation centers to sing and minister to those who can’t get out. Evelyn is the proud mother to Trish (Mark) Roberds and Angie (David) Smith, and grandmother to Amy, Tara, Danny, Sara, Jamee. Evelyn enjoys playing and practicing organ and piano music, naps and adopting homeless cats and dogs.
July 29, 2018, SHCC celebrated Evelyn’s 40 years of faithful service at Southport Heights.