• Will Spink
    Associate Pastor / Director of Shepherding
  • Melissa Patterson
    Interim Administrative Director
  • Chad Townsley
    Associate Pastor / Director of High-Life
  • Winnie Winford
    High-Life Assistant Director
  • Niña Banta
    Director of Children's Ministry
  • Nancy McCreight
    Assistant Director of Children
  • Kim Delchamps
    Admin. Assistant Children/High-Life
  • Sarah Niemitz
    Director of Community Development/Assimilation
  • Jonathan Barnette
    Director of Communication
  • Janice Crowson
    Director of Facilities/Office
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  • Registration for C4 Conference

    Do you have a heart for the impoverished? Have you ever wondered why all of our charitable efforts have not decreased the number of people living in poverty in our community? Is it time to rethink our methods of poverty alleviation? Join the conversation:

    Cornerstone Conference for Community Compassion
    Tuesday, February 24, 2014, 8:30am to 3:30pm
    The Jackson Center, 6001 Moquin Dr NW, Huntsville, AL 35806

    For more information and to register: C4 Conference


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Pastors’ Note
Pastors’ Note

The Good Shepherd

Seriously, a Pastor’s Note with the apostrophe moved over? Are we that corny? Well yes, we are, but there’s actually a reason we intentionally wanted to write this together. We will only do it this one time, but we want you to know how… [more]

Your Gospel is Too Small
Your Gospel is Too Small

One of my favorite parts of Christmas this year was seeing my young daughters begin to think about giving gifts to others. Instead of simply asking “What do I want?” (which we spent plenty of time on, I assure you), they also had moments of excitement considering “What would she… [more]

Express Grace Conference 2015
Express Grace Conference 2015

I will never forget the day I gave a homeless man my home phone number. My middle-school youth group was serving lunch to the homeless at a park in Dallas, and I struck up a conversation with a young man who said he wanted to be a banker. “My dad is a banker,” I said, “I bet he… [more]

Session Update
Session Update

The Session is excited about a number of things happening in the life of Southwood in the coming month. The Express Grace Conference will occur on January 17 and 18 with special guest Scotty Smith. We encourage everyone to attend the Saturday evening dinner and teaching session as well… [more]

On A Personal Note
On A Personal Note

Dear Southwood,

Since the announcement of Jean’s resignation, many of you have asked me or Christy if I am a candidate for senior pastor. After prayer and consideration, I have decided at this time not to be considered for that position. Let me try to explain briefly.

Pastor’s Note
Pastor’s Note

An Open Letter to the Next Senior Pastor of Southwood

I am writing this to you publicly so that everyone might hear what I am telling you. There are several things I want you to know—

First, you are blessed beyond your ability to know it right now. This… [more]

How Giving Stole Christmas
How Giving Stole Christmas

Perhaps none of you are like me, but I have to admit that there is something particularly compelling about the fact that the homeless will be cold on Christmas—more compelling than the fact that they will likely be cold on January 15th. Charities capitalize on the benevolent and generous… [more]

Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room
Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room


Everywhere you turn these days, room is being made for Christmas to come. Stores have cleared shelves to make room to stock holiday merchandise before the calendar even turns to December. Families have shifted furniture around to make room for a tree… [more]

Review of Unwrapping the Greatest Gift
Review of Unwrapping the Greatest Gift

“In the beginning—that is where this story begins. Which is far better than a story that begins with any old ‘once upon a time.’ This story is better than the greatest fairy tale you’ve ever heard—because this story is all true. And this story is our story—your story.”… [more]