Independent Presbyterian Church Leadership
Independent Presbyterian Church is a member of the Presbytery of Sheppards and Lapsley, a governing body of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and follows the Book or Order and Book of Confessions. Men and women are nominated and elected by the congregation to serve three-year terms as ordained elders and deacons.
IPC also elects a President and Vice President of the Congregation and members of the IPC Foundation Board of Directors.
The session is the chief governing body of the church and is made up of the clergy and active elders.
The deacon board attends to congregational care and hospitality and deacons also serve on church committees.
Meet Our Staff
Rev. Kevin Long
Associate Pastor, Congregational Care & Adult Faith Formation
Rev. David Seamon
Associate Pastor, Faith Formation
Director of Youth Ministries
Director of Family Ministries and the Children’s Fresh Air Farm
office (205) 933-3729
cell (205) 790-1665
Director Operations & Administration
Director of Communications
Food Services Director
Dr. Jeff McLelland
Director of Music & Fine Arts
Executive Director Finance and IPC Foundation
Rev. Melissa Self Patrick
Director of Community Ministries and Outreach
office (205) 933-3709
IPC Social Services Coordinator
Engagement and Assimilation Coordinator
IPC Day School Director
Assistant Engagement and Assimilation Coordinator