• Will Spink
    Senior Pastor
  • Rita Clardy
    Executive Assistant
  • Ron Clegg
    Assistant Pastor, Discipleship
  • Peter Render
    Assistant Pastor, Youth/Families
  • Winnie Winford
    High-Life Assistant Director
  • Kim Delchamps
    Administrative Assistant
  • Niña Banta Cash
    Director of Children's Ministry
  • Sarah Niemitz
    Director of Community Development/Assimilation
  • Janice Crowson
    Director of Facilities/Office
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  • HeyDay - This Sunday

    Invite your friends and come enjoy an afternoon of fun, food and fellowship on Southwood’s north lawn from 3-6pm. What to bring: Costumes, cash for ice cream and lawn chairs.

  • HeyDay Dunking Booth Donations

    Items needed include Facial tissue, Disinfectant wipes, 3-ring binders, Scotch tape, Play-doh, Capri Sun, Copier Paper, Construction Paper, Hand Sanitizer, Applesauce, Fruit Cups, Mini Water Bottles, and Individually-wrapped Fruit Snacks, Goldfish Packs, Graham crackers, Granola bars, Animal crackers, Popcorn, Cheese or Peanut butter snack crackers.

    Bring one of these items to the booth and exchange it for a ticket and your chance to dunk one of six special guests - including our pastors! All donations support our mission partner, Village of Promise.


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  • Harvest HeyDay (Fall Festival)Sun, Oct 22
    When: Sunday, October 22 at 3:59pm
    Where: Southwood Campus

    Mark your calendars now for a fun-filled afternoon of Inflatables, Midway Carnival games, hay rides, food, and fellowship. Fun for the whole family and a great opportunity to invite your neighbors! Give your kids a chance to wear their costumes more than once this season.
  • Jr. High Fall RetreatFri, Oct 27
    When: Friday, October 27 at 4:00pm
    Where: Camp Skyline in Mentone, AL

  • Presbytery-Wide Reformation ServiceSun, Oct 29
    When: Sunday, October 29 at 6:00pm
    Where: Southwood Presbyterian Church, 1000 Carl T. Jones Drive, Huntsville, AL 35802

    Please join us Sunday night, October 29, at 6:00pm, as we celebrate the rich theological heritage we have inherited from Luther and others in the Reformation at a Presbytery-wide worship service in the Southwood sanctuary. Nursery will be available and light refreshments will be provided immediately following the service.
  • Behold the LambThu, Dec 14
    When: Thursday, December 14 at 7:00pm
    Where: 1000 Carl T. Jones Drive, Huntsville, AL 35802

    The Behold the Lamb of God Christmas concert is returning to Southwood this year after a several-year absence. Join us Thursday, December 14, at 7:00pm, as top Nashville singer-songwriters led by Andrew Peterson present “the true tall tale of the coming of Christ.” Prior to the songs that chronologically take us through this great story, these acclaimed artists entertain us with some new and old favorite original tunes. General admission tickets are $25 and available at southwood.org/beholdthelamb.

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Pastor’s Note
Pastor’s Note

Nervous Excitement
As I’ve been preparing this week for a trip to India later this month, I’ve felt two sets of emotions increasing at the same time: nervous anxiety right alongside exhilarating excitement. I want to share just a little window into my heart… [more]

Session Update

The Session is excited to announce the hiring of Robert Blevins to be our Director of Community Development. Robert has been working with our denomination’s Mission to North America agency to equip churches around the country for mercy ministry and community development. Please be… [more]

Core Commitments: Relationships
Core Commitments: Relationships

We are Driven by Relationships
It is people who are in need of God’s grace, and it is in the hearts and lives of people that God’s kingdom is first and foremost extended. So we genuinely love people and are committed to developing life-giving relationships… [more]

95 Theses 500 Years later: Luther’s List Speaks Powerfully Today
95 Theses 500 Years later: Luther’s List Speaks Powerfully Today

On October 31, 1517, a German monk named Martin Luther nailed a list of concerns to the door of the church in Wittenberg. This list of concerns, now known as the 95 Theses, are widely credited with sparking what is now called the Protestant Reformation. Originally titled “The Disputation… [more]

Q&A with Derrick Harris
Q&A with Derrick Harris

The Southwood Session has called Derrick to be an assistant pastor for shepherding and young families. This means Derrick’s responsibilities on the pastoral team will include leading the staff and session in general congregational shepherding as well as overseeing the children’s… [more]

If I was a Missionary…
If I was a Missionary…

In the strict sense, I have been a missionary, living in Hungary for six years.  Life as a missionary was different.  Being missionaries changed the way we thought about so many things. 
We chose where we wanted to live, not based on geographical preference. … [more]

All That Is Fair: The Wages of Sin is Death, the Wages of Art…Not Much Better
All That Is Fair: The Wages of Sin is Death, the Wages of Art…Not Much Better

Art.  What is art?  It refers to an artifact or a performance that is made by a person or by persons.  As Christians, we say we value people, yet we often neglect to consider the person behind the art.  We tend to focus on the face value of the artistic offering. … [more]

Pastors’ Note: The Experience of Expressed Grace
Pastors’ Note: The Experience of Expressed Grace

Coming out of seminary, I was warned of the perils that my family was sure to face in church life.  Many of these things we already have painful experience in from other places, so we felt prepared as we moved to Huntsville.  Emily and I both know the reality of our life together. … [more]

Core Commitments: Dependence and Prayer
Core Commitments: Dependence and Prayer

We recognize our deep dependence and need for prayer.
We are a community constantly dependent upon God both individually and corporately. In fact, this is a large part of what it means that we must continually experience grace ourselves. Our relationship with… [more]