• Jean F. Larroux, III
    Senior Pastor
  • Will Spink
    Associate Pastor / Director of Shepherding
  • Melissa Patterson
    Executive Assistant
  • 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
  • General Contact
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  • Host Team HuddleSun, Jan 11
    When: Sunday, January 11 at 9:00am
    Where: Gathering Space

    January 11th at 9am
    Current host team members and anyone interested in learning more about serving with Southwood's host team on Sunday mornings is invited to join us for fellowship, refreshments, and some very important training Sunday January 11th at 9am in the Gathering Space. The host team is a critical part of expressing grace to our members and guests on Sunday mornings, and we need your help!
  • Jr. High-LifeWed, Jan 14
    When: Wednesday, January 14 at 6:00pm
    Where: The Lodge

    7th and 8th graders meet in the Lodge from 6-7:30PM. Bring $3 for dinner.
  • Express Grace ConferenceFri, Jan 16
    When: Friday, January 16 at 12:00am
    Where: Southwood Sanctuary

    This year's conference will feature speaker and author Scotty Smith, founder of Christ Covenant Church in Franklin, TN. We will also be hosting a missions fair on Saturday evening.
  • Sr. High-Life Winter RetreatFri, Feb 6
    When: Friday, February 6 at 4:30pm
    Where: Camp ToKnowHim in Pisgah, AL

    9th-12th graders come together for a weekend away in Pisgah, AL. More details to be sent in the mail!
  • All Church WorkdaySat, Mar 7
    When: Saturday, March 7 at 8:00am
    Where: Meet in church parking lot between 8 - 8:30

  • Southwood Women’s RetreatFri, Mar 13
    When: Friday, March 13 at 4:00pm
    Where: Joe Wheeler State Park

    Mark your calendars and plan to join us March 13-15 at Joe Wheeler State Park. Sign up at http://southwood.org/womensretreat

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Love Contrasted, II | Jean F. Larroux, III
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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]

Session Update
Session Update

It was with heavy hearts that the Session heard of our Senior Pastor’s resignation prior to the worship service on November 9. Over the next few weeks, we have experienced many of the emotions you have had as well—sadness and grief, hope and anticipation. The latter feelings are… [more]

All That Is Fair: Christmas Lights of the World
All That Is Fair: Christmas Lights of the World

Winter mornings are my favorite.  The house is quiet, and cold.  Steam from my coffee rises like a ghost.  And there is a soft warm glow trying to make its way around my curtains.  The sun is coming up, waking the world with light.  First light… It must… [more]

Pastor’s Note
Pastor’s Note

What Are You REALLY Thankful For?

Every year at this time you can pick up a local newspaper or open your inbox and find a list of things from kindergarteners that they are thankful for. Sometimes you will receive an email oozing with pseudo-spiritual sappiness… [more]

Same Difference
Same Difference

Gender issues are consistently topics of conversation in a variety of spheres of life: personal, political, social, and many others. But what about in the church? What does the Bible have to say about men and women, their similarities and differences, their place and function in the… [more]

Hasta Luego
Hasta Luego

The Gospel provides a message of fixing the most broken relationship that ever existed: mankind separated from God. Last year the churches of the Monterrey valley invited Southwood to visit them and build relationships, and that we did: Ben, Sarah and Riley Niemitz, and us. We built… [more]