• 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
  • 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
  • Daniel Brown
    Print & Digital Media Specialist
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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 to pray for Peter, to be patient with Peter, and to partner with Peter for the sake of the gospel in the lives of the youth of Huntsville and their families. 

We look forward to having Sophie Cordes, a student at Western Carolina University, join Peter as our summer youth intern this year. Please pray for God’s direction as we pursue the hiring of assistant directors for the youth ministry as well. Remember our other ongoing staff searches that we mentioned last month: director of community development and assistant pastor of shepherding and young families. Please pray for these search teams as they pursue filling these important positions and seek God’s provision for the Southwood staff.

This summer starts off quickly with the Peru Mission Team leaving June 2 and VBS starting a bit earlier than usual this year on June 5. There are many different ways all of us can serve with these significant ministries—either by praying or by volunteering in person. What great opportunities to enjoy serving together as the gospel goes forward both in Huntsville and around the world!

Finally, please be praying for the upcoming General Assembly of the PCA (our denomination). Pastor Will, Pastor Ron, and Elder Ray Sheppard will be traveling to Greensboro, NC, June 12-15 for this annual meeting. Along with many other topics, there will be significant conversation surrounding ongoing efforts with racial reconciliation as well as engaging women in the ministry of the church.