Roger Dean

Senior Pastor, Batesville & Versailles Campuses

Ordained through the Assemblies of God, Pastor Roger Dean has served as the Lead Pastor at Church on the Rock since August, 1992. He was raised in a nominally Christian home and, at the age of 14 was water baptized in the Ohio River at Bethlehem, IN (Clark County). Shortly thereafter, he succumbed to the lure of the flesh and remained on a wayward path for 14 years until he came back to the Lord and went into the ministry. After reaffirming his commitment to God, Pastor Roger attended New Life Bible School in Cleveland, TN. For several years he coordinated a singles ministry at the First Assembly of God in Madison, IN, while taking Berean School of the Bible courses. It was through the singles ministry that he met his future wife, Cheryl. They were wed in June, 1993. Pastor Roger serves as the president of the Southern Ripley Ministerial Association and the Batesville Area Ministers Association. He also serves as the Ministry Presbyter in his area for the Assemblies of God and on their Credential Committee and Church Development Cabinet. In 2008 Church on the Rock at Versailles merged with the Batesville Assembly of God and the church moved to Batesville. Five years later Versailles was restarted and now there are the two campuses.

Cheryl Dean

Associate Pastor, Batesville & Versailles Campuses

Pastor Cheryl was raised a follower of the Catholic faith in Girard, PA. It was while she was in high school the she was “saved” and fully dedicated her life to Christ. While attending Indiana University of Pennsylvania, the now Registered Nurse became active in Chi Alpha Campus Ministries. Her nursing degree brought her employment in Louisville, KY, and she later moved to King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison, IN. She remains employed part-time as an RN at KDH.
Pastor Cheryl is ordained through the Assemblies of God. Pastor Roger and Pastor Cheryl were blessed with two children: Daniel and Sarah. She assists Pastor Roger in all areas as needed, including preaching.


Dan May

Pastor, Versailles Campus

Pastor Dan & Heather May have been the campus pastors at Church on the Rock – Versailles since March of 2014. They also ministered as the Youth Pastors for all of Church on the Rock from September of 2001 to September 2019.

Pastor Dan is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God. He loves running, hiking, backpacking and just being out in God’s creation. In October of 2019 he finished hiking every trail in every state park in Indiana and recently completed his first 40-mile Ultramarathon. His life verse is Hebrews 12:1-2, “Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”


Jennifer Furnish

Kid’s Ministry Coordinator, Batesville Campus

Jennifer (Jenny) started attending and became a member of Church on the Rock in 2003. Growing up, she was active in church. However, as a young adult, found herself out of relationship with the Lord.
Her call within the church has evolved through various roles. She has been involved with the cleaning ministry, nursery volunteer, children’s church teacher and events Hostess. Jenny called into the role of Kid’s Ministry Coordinator. She has remained active in RSYM (the church youth ministry) as well.
Jennifer and her husband, Oliver, Have two children: Amelia and Kyndell. The couple enjoys spending time watching their daughters’ tap dance as well as showing their horse.  Oliver currently is a member of the Board of Director’s for the church and has been active on the Praise and Worship Team for many years.
“I enjoy watching relationships blossom with the Lord as they learn more every week about His word and His love for them.”