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    Senior Pastor
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    Executive Assistant to the
    Senior Pastor
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    Director of Worship
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    Assistant Pastor of
  • Kim Delchamps
    Administrative Assistant of
    Youth/Children Ministries
  • Derrick Harris
    Associate Pastor of
    Shepherding/Young Families
  • Shannon Clark
    Administrative Assistant of
    Adult Ministries
  • Angela Sierk
    Director of Children's Ministry
  • Tyanna Holbrook
    Director of Nursery
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    Director of Facilities/Finance
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    Director of
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What do you love about serving in Children’s Ministry?

When was the last time you spray painted your hair green to help spread Jesus’ love? Well, this is just one of many ways to make lessons fun and exciting as I teach 3rd to 6th graders.  From learning about missionaries like St. Patrick to biblical truths in the children’s catechism, I’ve found the joys of teaching are reflected in the truths we learn. God has entrusted us with much and He expects us to bless others as we have been blessed.  When I am feeling dry of spirit, I go upstairs (it is closer to God, you know) and touch the face of God through the children of Southwood.  They have been given many talents and are a blessing to all of us; the world is just beginning to be blessed by them too.
-David Rigby

“We want to sing Fruit of the Spirit” the children cried out, as I stepped towards the stage to lead them in worship. What a joy it has been to have the kids request songs that they particularly enjoy, and to hear them be able to remember verses from God’s Word because we have set them to tunes and added motions! I count it an honor and privilege to join with the kids every week in doing what Paul exhorted us all to do “…speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord…” (Eph. 5:19). Plus, it sure is fun to be able to wave your arms, stomp your feet, dance, be zany—all while praising the Lord from your heart!
-Heather Morris

Serving in children’s Sunday school is very rewarding.  The children’s energy, joy, and smiles definitely make it worth the effort.  The icing on the cake is to see our children open up to a visitor, who is typically a little reserved in a new environment.  They welcome the new child into their game, sit with them during the Bible lesson, and walk with them to their small group time. Witnessing our young ones love others unconditionally makes my heart overflow with God’s joy.
-Scott Thomas

One neat thing about being involved in Children’s ministry is the opportunity to serve with my friends! It’s amazing to see their heart for Jesus in a different environment! It’s also been a great way to get to know people that I otherwise would just smile at in the sanctuary. Plus I love getting to watch the sweet kids’ faces as they soak in God’s truth and power!
-Kim Watkins

As teachers of children, we often feel that we get so much more than we give.  Each Sunday we are both encouraged and exhorted as we see the children’s enthusiasm and excitement as they learn the catechism, memorize verses, sing songs and listen to stories from the Bible.  This enthusiasm was displayed one Sunday when, during the lesson, one of the boys yelled out, “Wait a minute, I’ve got to go to the potty, but I’ll be right back!”  He literally ran to the bathroom and when he came back he asked with an earnest voice, “Did I miss anything?”  What a timely reminder it was for us, the teachers, not to simply “go through the motions” of worship and Bible study, but instead desire not to “miss a thing” that God has for us in his Word.
-Ken & Stephanie Newberry