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.
Announcing IPC's New Pastor
IPC joyfully announces its eighth Pastor-Head of Staff in the congregation’s 105 year history. The congregation unanimously voted Sunday, May 2, to extend a call to Reverend Kevin J. Long who will begin his new role as pastor and head of staff later this summer. Learn more.
Meet Our Staff
Associate Pastor, Congregational Care and Adult Faith Formation
Rev. David Seamon
Associate Pastor, Faith Formation
Director of Children and Youth Ministries, Children's Fresh Air Farm Program Director
office (205) 933-3729
cell (205) 790-1665
Director of Communications
IPC Day School Director
Food Services Director
Director Operations & Administration
Dr. Jeff McLelland
Director of Music & Fine Arts
Director Finance and Executive Director IPC Foundation
Rev. Melissa Self Patrick
Director of Community Ministries and Outreach
office (205) 933-3709
IPC Social Services Coordinator
Director of Children's Faith Formation
Assistant Engagement and Assimilation Coordinator
Director of Youth Faith Formation