• Jean F. Larroux, III
    Senior Pastor
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    Associate Pastor / Director of Shepherding
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    Associate Pastor / Director of High-Life
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    High-Life Assistant Director
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    Director of Children's Ministry
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    Assistant Director of Children
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    Admin. Assistant Children/High-Life
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    Director of Community Development/Assimilation
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    Director of Communication
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    Director of Facilities/Office
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Pastor’s Note
Pastor’s Note

I never forward emails…

I typically HATE (and I use that word on purpose) e-mail forwards. This problem is compounded by the age of my father. He is now in his 70’s and for some reason (I’m assuming there must be a private list for older parents) he… [more]

Rooted In Relationships: Why We All Need Small Groups
Rooted In Relationships: Why We All Need Small Groups


We all know at some level the pain of these words and can sense that the epidemic of loneliness and relational distance in our culture is not the way things are supposed to be. Many of us have more acquaintances and… [more]

Love Your Neighbor
Love Your Neighbor

The truth about volunteering

It is August, which means back to school routines and the onslaught of sign up opportunities. As a professional volunteer recruiter, this is like the first day of deer hunting season. Everyone’s rested from the summer and ready… [more]

Ask A Pastor
Ask A Pastor

Q: “You have quoted Steve Brown as saying, ‘The only people who get any better are those who know they don’t have to…’ What does that mean? Is it true?”

A: Yes, it is true and here’s what it means: If your life is spent with one… [more]

Session Update
Session Update

The Southwood Session met for the months of June and July during a combined meeting on Tuesday, July 1. The Session was excited to reflect on the first half of the year and all the ways that God has provided spiritually and physically for Southwood. The Session is also very excited… [more]

My Summer at Southwood
My Summer at Southwood

by Kalie Deaton Youth Intern
When I left Asheville in May, I had no idea what to expect from Huntsville except that it was a giant leap out of my comfort zone, hot, and full of people who say “Roll Tide.” I now realize that I really underestimated… [more]

Pastor’s Note
Pastor’s Note

20 Questions to ask yourself…

It is as old as the Apostle Paul and it comes up in every generation. It is the assumption that preaching the radical, free and accepting grace of God is the first step on a licentious, slippery slope toward antinomianism.… [more]

Struggle To Be Free Or Free To Struggle?
Struggle To Be Free Or Free To Struggle?

I want you to imagine a man who has abandoned reading Scripture and has a secret addiction to pornography. Imagine that same man writing a letter to his pastor, confessing the struggle and asking for help. Imagine a pastor writing a “Dear Abby” type response to his question.… [more]

Ask A Pastor
Ask A Pastor

Q: Are merit, guilt, or fear ever appropriate as secondary motivations (to holiness)?

A: First, let me say that merit, guilt and fear are present in all of our motivations, but the most important word in your question is “appropriate.”… [more]