Leadership

Pastors & Staff

Rev Mattew Cottrill

Senior Pastor

Rev. Matthew M. Cottrill has been a part of ministry his entire life.  Born into a pastor’s home, he grew up learning the intricacies of leadership and the qualities that make a great pastor.  Bro. Cottrill attended Indiana Bible College and graduated with an associate degree in Theology.  He also attended Indiana Wesleyan University and Ivy Tech for Criminal Justice.
After graduating from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in 2010, he began working as a police officer and police chaplain.  He resigned as a full-time officer in 2016 in order to more fully serve the ministry.

Bro. Cottrill was ordained in 2006 and has served in various capacities within the Indiana District and local churches as a sectional youth director, assistant pastor, promotional director, and youth pastor.  He, along with his wife and three children also pastored for several years in Michigan City, IN before returning to Bourbon.

Brandie Cottrill was also raised in ministry and felt the Lord leading her to pastoral ministry at a young age.  She has served in various capacities over the years as a Sunday school teacher, ladies ministries director, youth leader and Sunday school director.

Pastor & Sis Cottrill along with their three children love the Bourbon community and its people.  They are devoted to giving of themselves so that our community can flourish.

Rev Mark Cottrill

Bishop

Bishop Mark Cottrill has been involved in teaching Bible studies since he was 13 years old. He became part of the leadership team in his local church as a teenager; church trustee; class president at the Apostolic Bible Institute, Saint Paul Minnesota and a pastor for 39 years. He has served in many sectional and district offices in Indiana and is currently serving as a Presbyter on the Indiana District United Pentecostal Church board. He had the opportunity to minister in 15 different countries in his ministry.


He retired January 1, 2019 and became the Pastor Emeritus/Bishop of the local church
 
Lady Jane Cottrill started teaching her own Sunday school class at age 13 and has taught children each Sunday for the past 52 years. She served as class Secretary at the Apostolic Bible Institute where she met Mark. They both received their Bachelor of Theology degrees in Apostolic Studies. She also served as the Indiana District Ladies President for 8 years. She enjoys speaking out at various conferences and events. She continues to serve as Bourbon United Pentecostal church prayer coordinator and teaching fifth and sixth grade Sunday School classes
 
Mark and Jane married in June 1975. They served as the Assistant Pastor in Bourbon, Indiana in 1976 – 1979; pastored together in Bucyrus, Ohio for 5 years before moving back to Bourbon Indiana in 1985.

Children's Ministries Director

Sis. Brandie Cottrill
I started teaching Sunday School when I was 12 years old. Over the years I’ve taught many different ages. I have passion for students and their spiritual growth. My desire is to see students find their identity in Christ and see them be used to their full potential.

Student Ministries (Youth) Director

Dillon and Jennifer Meadway
Dillon and Jennifer Meadway currently serve as the youth pastors of the Bourbon United Pentecostal Church. They  are passionate about this generation of youth and desire to see them grow in their relationship with God. They enjoy to travel and spend time with loved ones.

Focused Family Director

Richard and Heather Fox
We believe that families and marriages built upon the foundation of Jesus Christ are those where the rest of life falls into place. This ministry's goal is to develop godly marriages and families that go the distance, equip parents to raise great kids and put Jesus Christ at the center of the home. A solid family and home with God at their core changes its corner of the world. Changing the world starts one home at a time. 

Bridge Director

Emily Overmeyer
Ever since I was young I have loved to help wherever I could. I started my ministry serving as a janitor, helping in the Sunday department, and then joined the ladies committee. I am excited to take on the new role as Bridge director

Ladies Ministries Committee

Emily Overmeyer, Marcia Faulkner, Jessica Johnson, Sherry Sell, Jill Tillman, Brandie Cottrill, Lorenda Hanley
This committee serves the Bourbon United Pentecostal Church in many ways. They each have a job within the department and each do it with a servants heart. Each of these ladies have been a part of the Bourbon church serving and giving of themselves for many years.

Men's Ministries Director

Men's Ministries Director
I have attended Bourbon United Pentecostal Church with my family for 12+ yrs. I attended IBC where I studied theology. I am currently an usher, involved in the pulpit ministry,  and serve as the "Catalyst" Men's Ministry Director.

Upper Class Directors

Bill and Becky Harvey
The upper class ministry is one of collaboration with the elders of the church 55 and up.  We gather quarterly to fellowship and share experiences.
It is our pleasure to meet and discuss the word, life events and how each has or continues to deal with situations both good and bad as we progress into the later season of life.

Singles Ministries Director

Paula Meredith
I believe first and foremost that singles should take advantage of this time in their lives to minister and devote themselves to the Kingdom of God (1 Cor. 7:7-8). I also believe that single Apostolics should serve as a source of support, friendship, and accountability to other single individuals in the church body. My goal as Singles Director is to promote an environment in which both of these are possible by creating a network of support while connecting individuals to ministries in which they can serve God and lead others to salvation. I hope to eradicate the negative stigma that comes with being single in today’s culture, and equip these individuals with the tools they need to thrive on their own, and should so they choose, seek a companion under God’s direction, with wisdom and patience."

Prayer Coordinator

Lady Jane Cottrill
Lady Jane Cottrill started teaching her own Sunday school class at age 13 and has taught children each Sunday for the past 52 years. She served as class Secretary at the Apostolic Bible Institute where she met Mark. They both received their Bachelor of Theology degrees in Apostolic Studies. She also served as the Indiana District Ladies President for 8 years. She enjoys speaking out at various conferences and events. She continues to serve as Bourbon United Pentecostal Church prayer coordinator and teaching fifth and sixth grade Sunday School classes.

Music Director

Molly Fishel
My interest in music began at an early age. My sister and I would help with nursing home services lead by my parents. Then when I was nine, my pastor encouraged me to take music lessons which began and continued through high school. I will never forget the day I sat down at my organ and began to play song after song my mom named without having to use sheet music. What had began as an ordinary day, transitioned quickly into an extraordinary day by receiving a special gift from God. It has been an honor and privilege to be able to play musical instruments and sing specials since childhood. It is a pleasure to lead the Bourbon UPC Praise & Worship team. Psalm 100:1-5

Social Media & Promotions Director

Matt Harvey
My introduction to camera’s and computers came at a young age. Most of my summer days were spent making home movies with my brother and drawing in Paint on the computer. After High School I studied Film & Video at Ivy Tech. My desire has always been to use the talents that the Lord has given me for His kingdom and Glory. It is my joy and honor to serve in this capacity here at the UPC of Bourbon.

Administrative Assistant

Shanna Nelson
I have attended Bourbon United Pentecostal Church for 12 years. I attended Indiana Bible College and studied music. I am very involved in our music department, playing piano and leading worship. I am excited to be part of the executive staff as Administrative Assistant.