What Should You Expect When Visiting With Us 

Walking into a new church can be intimidating and at times terrifying depending on your previous church experience. If you are considering attending one of our worship gatherings, we pray that you would take the vulnerable step and come check it out! We can't fully describe what you will experience, but at least we can try to give you an idea of what to expect.

On a Sunday morning you might see some people in a suit and tie, others in a t-shirt and shorts, and a lot of in between.  We believe that God doesn't expect us to clean ourselves up before we come to Him and His church; so we say, come as you are.  Our 9 am service is more casual and opens with a time of contemporary worship music followed by the preaching of God's Word and prayer.  Our 11 am service is more tradtional with a choir, and more formal elements of a worship service.  On the first Sunday of each month we celebrate Communion and periodically conduct baptisms and times of healing prayer as part of our services.

Our prayer for every gathering is that you would feel welcomed and loved. We want you to leave our services amazed at God’s radical love expressed through the finished work of Jesus Christ.

If you don't remember anything when you leave our gathering except how radically awesome Jesus is, we view that as a huge success!



We love hearing from you. Feel free to email us whenever you have a question or comment about anything that is going on around here. You can email about anything. 

Email: support@southsidemethodist.org

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Feel free to call us whenever you have a question or need to know more about our ministries. You can even speak to our Pastor or ministry leaders regarding specific needs for you and your family.



Call us at 904-396-2676


We love seeing and visiting with you. You can stop by to ask a question or get a tour of our campus.

3120 Hendricks Avenue

Jacksonville, FL 32207


We also welcome you to join us in serving our community.




9:00AM & 11:00AM

WEDNESDAY Dinner & Programs: 

5-7 pm


Mon-Thurs. 9 am-4 pm

Friday 9 am- 1 pm

On Wednesdays, our staff is onhand until 7 PM for our weekly dinner & programs, so swing by any time!




Bruce Jones

Pastor Bruce Jones  serves as the lead pastor of our church.  He has a passion for preaching the gospel and sharing its practical and relevant application to our lives. He is a pastor, husband, and father of two adult children. He enjoys kayaking and photography.  He regularly serves with Kairos Prison Ministry and is part of a community prayer group that prays for victims of violence in our city & their families. 

Dale Tedder

Dale Tedder serves as the Minister of Discipleship at our church.  He is called to proclaim the faith of the church, teach God’s Word, lead others into Christian discipleship, and help them understand their calling to serve others and bear witness to the world on behalf of Jesus Christ. He is passionate for teaching and developing leaders within the church through his online ministry, Walking Points.  [Read More]

Ian Stake

Ian Stake is our Contemporary Worship Leader and Connections Pastor.   He is passionate about reaching out into the community to serve the needs of people where they are.  You can usually spot Ian on the move with a cup of coffee or engaging with people in our community during outreach events.  In his every day life, his mission is to empower young lives through music and technology.