Nicole Anne Henderson-Johns has been our pastor since July 2014. Nicole is a native of Western New York, where her parents still reside. She graduated from Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY, in 2008 with her Bachelors of Arts in Religious Studies, and graduated from Methodist Theological School in Ohio, with her Masters of Divinity specializing in Mission and Evangelism in 2012.
Nicole is passionate about mission, discipleship, and youth ministries. She is always seeking new oportunities for the church to get out into the community and serve the world. By growing and strengthening relationships within our congregation and community, Nicole strives to make more disciples for Christ. She loves spending time with our youth and children, seeking to grow their love of Christ.
Nicole and husband Chris, were married on July 24, 2011, and have a big four-legged family including cats Frasier and Lilith, and dogs Buddy and Carter. In 2017, they expanded their family by welcoming twins, Ella and Joseph into their "ark." After loosing Buddy in 2021 Ezekiel (Zeke) was added to the four-legged family.
Nicole was ordained on June 7, 2016 as an Elder in the United Methodist Church.
Brief History of Faith United Methodist Church
1871 mission of the Ohio German Conference (of the United Brethren Church) from Cincinnati was established in Batavia and other communities in Clermont County
1876 Batavia mission numbered 46 and purchased land to build their first building at Fifth and Wood Streets
1920 Congregation had grown to 100 or more and a building fund was started to build a larger facility
1926 Original church building razed and foundation is laid for current church building
1927 Dedication of current church building
1930 German language discontinued in worship services
1946 merger of Evangelical and United Brethren denominations formed the Evangelical United Brethren Church (EUB)
1968 merger of EUB and Methodist Episcopal denominations formed the United Methodist Church & the congregation chose to rename the church "Fatih United Methodist Church
Today: Under the able leadership and ministry of our present pastor, Rev. Nicole Henderson-Johns we continue to worship, serve, and witness to the community.
Mission & Vision
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey my commands. And remember I am with you always, even to the end of the age. - Matthew 28:19-20
We believe that it is our purpose to grow in our own discipleship so that we may share our faith with others to invite more people to follow Christ.
At Batavia Faith UMC we...
Celebrate God through worship and fellowship.
Serve God by serving others.
Share God by growing in our own faith and telling our stories.