ABOUT US

LEARN MORE ABOUT SUMC

Together we are a community of believers. What does that mean, the word community? We believe that together in fellowship, we grow closer to God and one another. The bible speaks about iron sharpening iron. We believe that together we grow stronger. We are a community of believers. 


We have a beautiful campus, but we strive to be a church without walls. Jesus calls for us to go outside the walls to reach the lost and the broken. It is there that the lost will be found. It is comfortable to stay within the walls, but we make it an effort to be like the church from the book of Acts to see our city changed.


We highly value our relationships with one another. We look to grow through fellowship and ultimately growing closer to God. We respect the word of God and the leadership of the Holy Spirit. We look to extend grace to all of the lost and broken and lead those with no hope to the hope of Jesus Christ.


WHO WE ARE

 OUR MISSION IS TO HELP PEOPLE LEARN, LOVE AND LIVE JESUS

Together we are a community of believers. What does that mean, the word community? We believe that together in fellowship, we grow closer to God and one another. The bible speaks about iron sharpening iron. We believe that together we grow stronger. We are a community of believers seeking to learn, love, and live Jesus.


OUR TEAM

Phillip Short

Senior Pastor

Phillip and his wife Giova have been a part of leading Southside since 2019.  He has a heart for Jesus, is a gifted story teller and likes to hike in the mountains when he has the chance.

Dale Tedder

Minister of Discipleship

Dale and his wife, Suzanne have been a part of Southside for over 20 years.  They have 4 awesome children.  When not leading or teaching Dale enjoys reading and is a big C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien fan.

Ian Stake

Director of Evangelism, Worship Leader

Ian and his wife Caroline have been a part of the Southside community since thier two boys were in preschool here (over twenty years ago).  He loves music and connecting with people. You can often find him at the beach.

Angie Cosper

Director of Childrens Ministry

Angie and her husband Chip have three children and have been a part of the Southside community for over 20 years.  Angie has a love for kids and a keen eye for design.


Amy Franks

Director of Students Ministires and Missions

Amy and her husband John have three children and have been a part of the Southside community for over 15 years.  She has a love for students and for missions and prayer.  She enjoys travelling with her family.

Leslie Devooght

Director of Women's Ministry

Leslie and her husband Carlton have three children and are usually on the go with their sports and school activities. Never short on humor and encouragement, Leslie is an author of women’s fiction.

Jennifer Dickson

Financial Administrator

Jennifer and her husband have three children and she helps all us stay financially sound and organized.


Melissa Frankie

Office and Facilities Manager

Melissa has two sons and keeps all of us organized while handling the administraion of our campus and front office.


Darren Dailey

Director of Traditional Music

Darren and his wife Suzanne have two daughters and he leads our traditional music program.  Darren also leads the Jacksonville Children's Chorus.

HELPING PEOPLE

LEARN, LOVE AND LIVE JESUS