Machelle Perry

Position: Women’s Ministry Director
and District Pastor

Birthdate: November 14

Spouse: Chris Perry

Children: Three

Education: Cosmetology degree; bachelor’s degree of Biblical Studies from SUM Bible and Theological Seminary

Evangel Staff Q&A


What is your favorite movie?
I like all different types of movies, but one of my favorites is “The Lord of the Rings.”

What is your favorite dessert?
Flourless chocolate cake.

What is your favorite restaurant in Louisville?
Jeff Ruby’s.

What would we be surprised to know about you?
I’m an overcomer, a trophy of God’s grace. I almost lost my eye when I was 5 years old due to a little neighbor boy who completed a “Three Stooges” joke on me!

What’s the No. 1 most played song on your iPod?
“This Blood” by Rita Springer.

If you could go anywhere in the world where would you like to visit?

Who would you like to go to dinner with?
Heidi Baker.

What is one of your favorite quotes?
“Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.”
― Albert Einstein.

What chore do you absolutely hate doing?

Do you have any hobbies?
I enjoy fashion or trends in clothing, makeup and decorating.

What would you do with $5 million?
Tithe, sow into missions, help family/friends pay off debt and buy an almost new convertible.

Who is your favorite author?
Fiction: Francine Rivers, Frank Peretti and “The Shack”: Non-fiction: “Revolution in World Missions” by KP Yohannan and many autobiographies.

What is the first thing you bought with your own money?

What is your favorite scripture?
Today it is Philippians 3:12 (The Message): “I’m not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me.”

What is the hardest thing you have ever accomplished?
Parenting (I’m not finished!) and overcoming what others thought I should be or do.

What are the top three things on your “bucket list”?
Travel the world, run a marathon and hiking/rafting anywhere where the weather is pleasant.

How long have you been at Evangel and what brought you here?
We’ve been here since 2009. The Holy Spirit led us here after leaving where we had been attending for 17 years. We didn’t know where to go, but we had been listening to Pastor Bob for years every morning on the radio. We simply came to visit and never left!