• 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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  • Jobs For Life Informational MeetingSun, May 17
    When: Sunday, May 17 at 4:00pm
    Where: Seminar D

    Join us from 4 to 5pm on Sunday, May 17th to learn more about Jobs For Life. Southwood is partnering with The Cornerstone Initiative to recruit and train volunteers for this vital ministry in alleviating poverty in Huntsville.
  • Edge 2015Sat, Jun 20
    When: Saturday, June 20 at 11:25am
    Where: Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, GA

    The EDGE is a summer conference for our Jr. High students (completed 6, 7, 8 grades). We will spend the week with over 600 jr. high students enjoying great teaching, amazing worship, games, activities, a day trip to Whitewater Atlanta and much more! Sign up deadline is April 22. Spots are limited so sign up today. http://www.southwood.org/edge

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, John 1:1-5, 8:12-20
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Pastor’s Note
Pastor’s Note

Praying Like a Two-Year-Old

My two-year-old, Lily, is just learning to pray, and it often sounds like this: “Thank you Mama, Dada (how come Mom is always first?), Caitlyn, Allie, Mama, Dada, Allie, Caitlyn (hey, at least she loves her family!) …… [more]

Back to Good Again
Back to Good Again

The creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have… [more]

Taking Root & Locally Sourced
Taking Root & Locally Sourced

Taking Root: The Apostles, Broken Churches and the Glory of God
by David Clark

“So, this is not good at all…” I thought to myself, staring out of my study window for a while, not inclined to look back down at the Bible sitting open on my… [more]

Being the Church
Being the Church

What if one of the most powerful ways for a church to serve her community was by being what God already designed her to be….the Church?

You can drive around Huntsville and quickly find the neighborhoods where needs are obvious and other neighborhoods where the needs are… [more]

Session Update
Session Update

During the final weekend of February, the elders and deacons gathered at Desoto State Park for a two-day retreat. On this retreat, your officers spent time in fellowship, worship, study, prayer and conversation. Coming out of this time, the church officers continue to be united as a… [more]

All That Is Fair: Goodnight, Box Elder
All That Is Fair: Goodnight, Box Elder

I’m not too familiar with L.J. Booth, but I heard this song performed by David Wilcox in Knoxville, Tennessee.  It must have been 17 or 18 years ago, but this song has stayed in my memory.  It talks about an invasive shrub called a box elder that has been taking over… [more]

Pastor’s Note
Pastor’s Note

Concrete Box

Of all the labels you could put on me, one of the truest would be that I am a “feeler.” For those unfamiliar with this colloquialism, this means that I find myself particularly aware of and sensitive to the immediate emotions of myself… [more]

Justice Smiles and Asks No More
Justice Smiles and Asks No More

Justice is a central theme in the Christian worldview. It is a fair and needed answer to the dissonance of the world in which we live. Plato understood justice to mean “harmony.” In The Republic, he wrote of harmony with self and harmony with others as being the central tenet to… [more]

A Calling (and Coffee)
A Calling (and Coffee)

On Sunday, February 15, Southwood ordained and/or installed eight new officers elected by the congregation to church leadership. In the following reflection, one of these newly ordained elders offers his perspective on the journey in his heart from nomination to ordination.