• Will Spink
    Senior Pastor
  • Rita Clardy
    Executive Assistant
  • Ron Clegg
    Assistant Pastor, Shepherding
  • Peter Render
    Director of High-Life
  • Winnie Winford
    High-Life Assistant Director
  • Kim Delchamps
    Administrative Assistant
  • Niña Banta
    Director of Children's Ministry
  • Sarah Niemitz
    Director of Community Development/Assimilation
  • Janice Crowson
    Director of Facilities/Office
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  • Church Family Work Day March 4

    Join us for our annual Church Family Work Day. Meet at Lincoln Academy at 8:00am for breakfast and spend the morning learning new ways to engage with a familiar ministry partner. All ages are welcome, but parental supervision is required - no nursery will be provided. Please sign up in the Guest Center or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to email Shannon Clark.

  • Register for Women’s Retreat

    Southwood’s Women’s Retreat is March 24-26 at Doublehead Resort in Towncreek, AL. Our guest speaker is Melissa Patterson. Make plans to attend a weekend retreat to rest and encourage one another. Click here to register. (Limited Space Available)


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  • Officers RetreatFri, Feb 24
    When: Friday, February 24 at 10:00am
    Where: DeSoto State Park, Fort Payne, AL

    Please pray for our Elders and Deacons as they attend our Officers Retreat at DeSoto State Park on February 24-25. Pray that God will deepen their relationships with each other and guide their discussions concerning our church.
  • Ash Wednesday ServiceWed, Mar 1
    When: Wednesday, March 1 at 6:00pm
    Where: 1000 Carl T. Jones Drive Huntsville, AL 35802

    Join us for a special Ash Wednesday service at 6:00pm on Wednesday, March 1. We will focus our hearts on prayer, repentance, and preparation for Easter. Nursery provided.
  • Church Family Work DaySat, Mar 4
    When: Saturday, March 4 at 8:00am
    Where: 1000 Carl T. Jones, Huntsville, AL 35802

    Come and join us for our Church Family Work Day coming up on Saturday, March 4 from 8:00am to Noon. More details to follow!
  • Women’s RetreatFri, Mar 24
    When: Friday, March 24 at 4:00pm
    Where: Doublehead Resort in Towncreek, AL

    Join the ladies of Southwood for a weekend retreat to rest and encourage one another. Guest speaker is Melissa Patterson. Register at: http://www.southwood.org/womensretreat
  • Peru Mission 2017Fri, Jun 2
    When: Friday, June 2 at 9:00am
    Where: Lima, Peru

    A team of 16 adults and students will travel to Kusi, a boys’ home run by Scripture Union Peru. They will be assisting with construction projects and developing relationships with the abandoned boys who live in this particular home.
  • 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). Registration starts usually in March. Limited space available....look for more information in the mail soon!

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Foundation Issues, Church Edition | Will Spink
, I Corinthians 3:9-11
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Pastor’s Note
Pastor’s Note

Deeply Known, Deeply Loved

I recently enjoyed the privilege of spending the weekend with four other pastors who travelled to Huntsville so the five of us could spend 48 hours together. We talked, we prayed, we laughed, we cried. We asked each other hard questions… [more]

Single in the Church
Single in the Church

On February 14, 270 AD (or close to it), a priest was brutally executed by the Roman Emperor Claudius. This priest defied Claudius’ clear orders that marriages within his realm were outlawed because married men were not enlisting in the military in sufficient numbers. This priest,… [more]

Session Update
Session Update

Please join us for our annual congregational meeting on Sunday, February 5, following the worship service. We look forward to the opportunity to celebrate together what God is doing and to look together to the future as well. The Session is delighted to recommend two elder candidates… [more]

What Does Love Mean To You?
What Does Love Mean To You?

We asked our kids what love meant to them. Here are a few of their responses:

“We love each other as much as we love God. We spend time together.”
—Mia Welch

“It means family.  I give them hugs and kisses and… [more]

Re-reading Relationships
Re-reading Relationships

A Pastor’s Perspective on the Express Grace Conference

Sometimes I find it helpful to re-read a book—perhaps because of how much I love the story or the content, perhaps because it’s so rich that I need to process what it really means for me. For both of… [more]

Beyond Barriers
Beyond Barriers

Over the past five years, you have heard me say repeatedly that the local church needs to be committed to the long-term work of community development. We believe that transformation happens through the restoration of relationships first between people and God, and then between people… [more]

Live in Grace
Live in Grace

As Christians, we are called to a life of repentance.  We sometimes view this as a dour endeavor, constantly seeking out sin and reliving pain, shame, and guilt.  Other times, we view this as a systematic endeavor, planning to live righteously and then reacting to the odious… [more]

All That Is Fair: Dare You to Move
All That Is Fair: Dare You to Move

Failure is universal.  All of us at some point will fail at something.  Most likely we will fail at lots of things.  Some of these things will be big and some of them will be small…  The boy who asks his crush out on a date only to be rejected, the girl who… [more]

Pastor’s Note
Pastor’s Note

The “Both-And” of Express Grace

When I was in high school, I traveled long distances for several mission trips. I remember how excited I was to share the good news of Jesus with people in places like Arizona, South Carolina, and even Sweden. I also… [more]