• 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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  • Session Letter to the Congregation

    The Session met at a called meeting on Tuesday night and received a report from the Transition Committee. Click here to read the letter from the entire Session communicating the next steps before us at this time.

  • Last Call for Santa’s Secret Shop

    The toys are being picked up by Second Mile Ministry on Monday morning. So, if you would like to participate, bring unwrapped gifts to the Sanctuary on Sunday, November 23.

  • Deck the Halls

    Help the Flower Buds decorate the church and children’s wing for Christmas on Sunday, November 23 from noon-3pm! Advance sign ups required, so please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) by November 16 to sign up.


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  • Deck the HallsSun, Nov 23
    When: Sunday, November 23 at 12:00pm
    Where: Southwood Sanctuary, Gathering Space, Lodge & Children's Hall

    Come help the Flower Buds and Children's Ministry "Deck the Halls" on Nov. 23rd, for the Advent Season here at Southwood. Please sign up at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
  • Sr. High-LifeSun, Nov 23
    When: Sunday, November 23 at 7:00pm
    Where: Normally the Lodge, this week 7222 Statton Drive, 35802.

    Grades 9-12, if you are in town come hang out with us at Steve & Amy Williams' home (7222 Statton).
  • Jr. High-LifeWed, Dec 3
    When: Wednesday, December 3 at 6:00pm
    Where: The Lodge

    7th and 8th graders meet in the Lodge from 6-7:30PM. Bring $3 for dinner.
  • Sr. High-LifeSun, Dec 7
    When: Sunday, December 7 at 7:00pm
    Where: The Lodge

    Sr. High (grades 9-12)....join us for our last 2014 high-life!
  • Fa La LodgeSun, Dec 21
    When: Sunday, December 21 at 6:30pm
    Where: The Lodge

    Join us in the Lodge at 5:30pm or 7pm for a fun night of Christmas music.
  • 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 Conference 2015Fri, 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

  • 2015 Southwood Women’s RetreatFri, Mar 13
    When: Friday, March 13 at 5:00pm
    Where: Joe Wheeler State Park

    Mark your calendars and plan to join us March 13-15 at Joe Wheeler State Park. More details to follow.

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Love Defined | Jean F. Larroux, III
LOVE: A Christmas Story (1 of 7), 1 John 4:10
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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]

Kids Listening Guide
Kids Listening Guide

Worshipping as a family can be where some of the sweetest memories are made. It’s those memories that leave a lasting impression on a child. They may not remember the sermon title or a specific offertory song, but they’ll remember the experience of worship.  They might… [more]

Relationships In Small Groups
Relationships In Small Groups

How has God designed the body of Christ to work, and what does this mean for our relationships, particularly in small groups? Paul pens a masterful chapter on the Body of Christ in I Corinthians 12 that is full of lessons for us.

No Lone Limbs
“For… [more]

Ask A Pastor
Ask A Pastor

Q: “What are some important theological principles to remember as I vote as an American Christian?”

A: There are two principles (or tendencies) that I think many of us are susceptible to as we vote and enter into political discourse.

Session Update
Session Update

As the church and its families move through the Fall semester, the Southwood Session is excited to see God working in our midst. At our October meeting, we received great reports from all ministry committees about the exciting events, activities and widespread impact that Southwood… [more]

All That Is Fair: I Know A Secret
All That Is Fair: I Know A Secret

Ginny Owens has been a familiar face in the Christian music world for 14 years.  She has had lots of success and notoriety over the years.  And she deserves every bit of it!  She’s one of the kindest people you will ever meet who also happens to have an impeccable… [more]

Pastor’s Note
Pastor’s Note

Committed vs. Involved

A chicken and a pig were looking in a farmhouse window at the family eating breakfast.  The hen commented to the pig about how involved she was in producing so many fine eggs for the first meal of the day.  The pig paused and then answered… [more]