In 2014, Pastor Jeff reached out to Jackson County schools regarding the then-vacant South Jackson Elementary School—the place where the church began—about using the space in some capacity. Little did they know that God would open the door for the church to use the entire campus! The church family again accepted the challenge of renovation; but this time it was 72,000 square-feet and 28 acres! On March 29, 2015, Southside Church moved “across the road,” back to where it all began and brought life back to South Jackson Elementary. To see a school that was once filled with children learning, laughing, and playing come to life again with families filling the classrooms, hallways, and worship center (the old gymnasium) have brought tears to people’s eyes and joy to fill their hearts.
Today, Southside Church continues to see people’s lives powerfully transformed by Jesus. Located on the south-corner of Jackson County, Southside Church exists to build real followers of Jesus. We believe that happens when Relationships Encourage Action that Leads to life-change. God is indeed changing people’s lives through the ministries of Southside Church. We invite you to come and see for yourself what makes this place so real.