• 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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  • Churchwide BBQ LunchSun, Jun 25
    When: Sunday, June 25 at 12:00pm
    Where: The Lodge

    Don’t miss out on the Churchwide BBQ Lunch at the Lodge this Sunday, June 25, following the worship service. Food and drinks will be provided. Please bring a dessert to share if you are able. Donations will be taken at the door (suggested $5/person, $15/family).
  • Jr. High Edge 2017Sat, Jun 24
    When: Saturday, June 24 at 12:00pm
    Where: Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, GA

    5 day camp for our Jr. High students (completed 6, 7, 8 grades) at Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, GA. Registration is now closed, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to be put on a waiting list.
  • Water WarsTue, Jul 11
    When: Tuesday, July 11 at 11:30am
    Where: East Lawn, 1000 Carl T Jones Drive, Huntsville, AL 35802

    Kindergarten through 1st grade completed - 10:30am-12noon
    2nd grade through 5th grade completed - 1pm-3pm

    Join us for fun in the sun where kids can enjoy inflatable water slides, pools and sprinklers. Time brackets are above. Bathing suit is required, don't forget to bring your towel and sun screen!
  • Family Movie NightFri, Aug 18
    When: Friday, August 18 at 7:00pm
    Where: The Lodge

    All are invited! Popcorn and Grilled Hotdogs provided ($4 person or $15 family). TBD concerning movie shown. Bring a finger friendly (peanut free) dessert to share.

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Pastor’s Note
Pastor’s Note

Saying Yes (or No) to Serving Opportunities

Is it merely over-spiritualizing to say that God has at Southwood the exact people He wants with the exact strengths and weaknesses, gifts and experiences? Not from the perspective of I Corinthians 12. In that chapter… [more]

Southwood’s Core Commitments
Southwood’s Core Commitments

The Alabama football team under the leadership of Nick Saban may run lots of different plays with lots of different players, but every Saturday we expect to see a disciplined, hard-nosed, tough team on the field. The Beatles have played many different songs, but we consistently recognize… [more]


Honored.  Privileged.  Humbled.  Thankful.

Southwood, when I think about working for this church, I am so thankful for you.  It has been an honor to work here with you—an honor so great that it is not easily expressed in words, but I will try. I won’t… [more]

Praying for Peru
Praying for Peru

You probably know by now that we have 15 members and students going to Peru this summer, but did you know that you are sending them? If you are tithing at Southwood, part of that money is making this trip and ongoing partnership possible. If you ate at Big Rosie’s, joined in the… [more]

Ask A Pastor
Ask A Pastor

Culture and Gospel Meet

Q) What motivates today’s Christian youth?

A) The question of motivation is one that is most readily answered by a Monday morning, armchair quarterback.  Parents, coaches, teachers,… [more]

Session Update
Session Update

What a joy it was to celebrate the ordination and installation of Peter Render to be set apart for the ministry of the gospel and to be our assistant pastor for youth and families! The Session encourages you to join us in following the admonition of Elder Todd Gandy, who charged us… [more]

All That Is Fair: The Serenity Prayer That Willie Taught Me to Pray
All That Is Fair: The Serenity Prayer That Willie Taught Me to Pray

We’ve all heard it before.  The serenity prayer.  “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”  It was written in the 1930s by Reinhold Niebuhr and later… [more]

Pastor’s Note
Pastor’s Note

Living Into The Future

Last month in this column I wrote about “Living out of the Past”—not being stuck in the past, but at the same time not forgetting the character of God and the lessons learned from previous chapters of our story. It’s vital that… [more]

Hope for the Future
Hope for the Future

As winter melts away and spring weather ushers in a new season of life, the students of Huntsville have a physical reminder of the passage of time. For seniors and their families, it can be an especially bittersweet season. It is a season that with every rain as well as every sunny… [more]