• Will Spink
    Senior Pastor
  • Wyketa Shipman
    Executive Assistant
  • Ron Clegg
    Associate Pastor, Discipleship
  • Shannon Clark
    Administrative Assistant
  • James Parker
    Chief Musician
  • Peter Render
    Assistant Pastor, Youth/Families
  • Christine Betts
    Assistant Director, Youth/Families
  • Ty Commons
    Youth & Families Intern
  • Kim Delchamps
    Administrative Assistant
    Youth/Children
  • Derrick Harris
    Assistant Pastor, Shepherding & Young Families
  • Angela Sierk
    Director, Children's Ministry
  • Niña Banta Cash
    Director, Nursery
  • Robert Blevins
    Director, Community Development
  • Janice Crowson
    Director, Facilities/Finance
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    Print & Digital Media Specialist
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  • CLIMBMon, Jun 17
    When: Monday, June 17 at 9:00am
    Where: Southwood Lodge

    Climb is for completed 6th & 7th graders and their friends! We will serve in the community at a couple different places during the week. Join us!
  • VBS 2019Mon, Jun 17
    When: Monday, June 17 at 9:00am
    Where: Southwood Presbyterian Church

    VBS at Southwood Presbyterian Church exists to give K-5th grade students an opportunity to meet Jesus and grow in their understanding of a relationship with Him through fun activities that focus on Scripture, Community and Leadership Development.

    With that in mind, we hope your child will join us this week for a fun-filled, gospel-packed Super Heroes Week - where we will discover the heart of a Super Hero! Register at southwood.org/vbs
  • Small Group 101Sun, Jun 23
    When: Sunday, June 23 at 12:00pm
    Where: Gathering Space (near fireplace)

    If you are curious about small groups or have an interest in helping lead a group, please make plans to attend this lunch after the Connect Hour on June 23. Pastors Derrick Harris and Will Spink will be there to answer questions and briefly share the vision and needs of small groups at Southwood. Lunch and childcare will be provided. Please RSVP to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) by Thursday, June 20.
  • Teach Me to WorshipSun, Jul 14
    When: Sunday, July 14 at 9:30am
    Where: Sanctuary and K1Explore Small Group Room

    During the worship hour on July 14, parents and students, Kindergarten through Second Grade (completed) may participate together in a guided worship service designed to teach younger children how to worship. Families will engage in various elements of our worship service together, which will be explained real-time. We will even include a mini-sermon by Pastor Derrick Harris. It’s a great opportunity for families to worship together in an environment where wiggles are welcomed in hopes that our children gain a better understanding of what it looks like to worship with our larger church family. The heart behind these special family services is to help ease the transition for younger children to worship in the sanctuary and to encourage and equip parents seeking better ways to engage their children in worship.

    At least one parent should plan to attend with their child(ren). You will be dismissed from the sanctuary during the offertory and will meet upstairs in the K1Explore Small Group Room. We will dismiss you prior to Communion so you may participate in the Lord’s Supper in the sanctuary.
  • Ice Cream SundaySun, Jul 21
    When: Sunday, July 21 at 6:00pm
    Where: Southwood Presbyterian Church

    Enjoy fellowship and ice cream at 6pm. More details coming soon!
  • Southwood Kids Fall Parent PreviewSun, Aug 4
    When: Sunday, August 4 at 11:00am
    Where: Southwood Presbyterian Church

    Join us during the Connect Communities Hour. More details coming soon!
  • Slugs & Bugs Family ConcertFri, Aug 23
    When: Friday, August 23 at 6:30pm
    Where: Church Sanctuary

    Get your tickets now! More information at http://www.southwood.org/slugsandbugs

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Rejoicing and Weeping in Community | Ron Clegg
One Another: Living in Gospel Community (3 of 10), Romans 12:9-10,15
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Pastor’s Note: The Summer of “One Another”
Pastor’s Note: The Summer of “One Another”

I was talking recently with a young man who has a good job in a good city with a good family. But he admitted to me, “I just don’t have any really good friends. There’s no one I really connect with that’s passionate about the things I believe really matter and really gets me.”… [more]

Toward Gospel Community: The Beauty of Relationships with Others Needing Jesus, Too
Toward Gospel Community: The Beauty of Relationships with Others Needing Jesus, Too

The Root

The epidemic of loneliness has invaded our culture in a manner that is unprecedented in Western history. While we can simplify this reality and blame cell phones and other amazing innovations of technology, I would suggest that there is something much… [more]

Serve with The CornerStone Initiative
Serve with The CornerStone Initiative

Last summer, I had the opportunity to serve as an ally for the CornerStone Initiative’s first Faith & Finances class. The Cornerstone Initiative is one of Southwood’s local ministry partners, and they are focused on breaking the cycle of poverty in Huntsville’s Westside neighborhood.… [more]

Pastor’s Note: The Benefits of the Resurrection
Pastor’s Note: The Benefits of the Resurrection

“For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be… [more]

VBS: Who’s the Hero of Your Story?
VBS: Who’s the Hero of Your Story?

In the movie Superman Returns, Superman is having a conversation with Lois Lane and it goes like this:

Superman: “Listen; what do you hear?” Lois Lane: “Nothing.” Superman: “I hear everything. You wrote that the world doesn’t need a savior, but every day I hear… [more]

The Unifying Savior: How Jesus helps us connect word and deed in his Church’s mission
The Unifying Savior: How Jesus helps us connect word and deed in his Church’s mission

What does the Bible mean when it talks about “justice,” and is that really a “Gospel issue”? Isn’t the Church supposed to focus on spiritual matters and not get distracted by other concerns? Is it possible we’re losing sight of the Gospel in an effort to pursue mercy ministry… [more]

Our Seniors
Our Seniors

As we prepare for our seniors to go off on their new adventures, we desperately long for them to be fishers for community. Most of your children look forward to becoming nurses, architects, or lawyers, but first they are fish and called to be fishers. High-Life exists because believers… [more]

Ask a Pastor with Derrick Harris
Ask a Pastor with Derrick Harris

How is God’s power “made perfect” in our weaknesses, sufferings, and hardships as written in 2 Corinthians 12:9?

Excellent question! First, let’s take a look at this verse in context. When we do that, I hope that… [more]

All That’s Fair: Elvis Presley Blues
All That’s Fair: Elvis Presley Blues

“You must have the humility to work out your own salvation in a darkness where you are absolutely alone … And so it takes heroic humility to be yourself and to be nobody but the man, or artist, that God intended you to be.” - Thomas Merton

When I was young, my… [more]