Senior Pastor – John Nappo

John Nappo was born in Buffalo, NY (please don’t hold that against him:)  Upon graduation from high school, John moved to Colorado where he began a job in construction.  It was in Colorado that he was introduced to the Christian Church and where he gave his life to the Lord Jesus.  John met his wife Patricia in Colorado.  While there, they married and had their first two children.

Later John and his family moved to Arkansas. There he became active in the church, especially in the Youth Ministry and outreach to a children’s home. When the minister moved to another ministry, John was asked to preach for the church. After preaching for a year, he decided he needed a stronger background and enrolled in Ozark Christian College where he received his Bachelor’s degree. While in college his two younger children were born.

Following College, John had ministries in Florida and Ellettsville, Indiana, both in youth and senior ministry positions.  After leaving Indiana, John accepted a ministry in New Bern, NC. After a 5 year ministry, he began working with a new ministry in homes focusing on the un-churched.  John moved from this ministry to accept a call in Vincennes, Indiana.  John comes to us here in NC with 30 plus years of Ministry experience in Youth & Preaching. In August of 2016, John accepted the position of Minister at Burlington Christian Church. The church here is ready to move out and accomplish great things for the Lord Jesus. As of 2022 John and Trish have 4 grown children and 8 grandchildren.

John’s goal in ministry is to exalt the name of Jesus and the Word of God in all that he does. He strives to do this in his home with his wife Patricia and with his children Rachelle, John, Kaylee and Natalie and then going out into the life of the church and community. He believes that the Lord Jesus called him into ministry for two purposes: first, to point the church back into the stream of effective ministry and be relevant to the world in which we live, then to reach this generation through acts of love and create opportunities for them to express their God given gifts and abilities for His glory.

John’s book – ‘Stop going to church’

2023 Leadership Team

Here at BCC we take our Leadership responsibilities very serious. These are not titles to be held but a calling from God to be responded to. Our leaders will work together to carry out the mission of Jesus in this area and to the world. Please feel free to contact our leaders if you have a question or need someone to pray with you.

BCC Eldership Team:

Dan Stipetich ( Treasurer

*Steve Dailey (

Deacon Team:

David Capps ( – Fellowship

Andy Laws ( – Building

Rich Konzelman ( – Safety

Bill Cumbee ( – Finances


Children’s Leader – Tricia Nappo (

Youth Leaders 6/10TEENS  – John N, William P, Kelli T

Students Seniors/College – Steve D, Andy L

Worship Leader – (in search mode)

Nursery – Tracy Rimmer

Men’s Ministry – John & Elders,

Womans Ministry – Trish Nappo

Seniors Ministry – Dan Stipetich

Finance Ministry – Dan Stipetich & Bill Cumbee