We are all about kids at southside! Sunday mornings we offer nursery services and children’s church for elementary age kids. On Wednesday nights we have an elementary Bible study called Kids for Christ!


180 is a group of middle and high school students doing life together while loving people and serving Jesus. We meet for Bible study on Wednesday nights at 5:30 for dinner and begin our program at 6:30.


Being plugged into a small group is an important part of your spiritual journey. We offer several different small groups that meet throughout the week, that will encourage you to grow deeper into your relationship with Jesus!

– Our Staff

Pastor Kelly has been the pastor at Southside since August of 1999! He is married to his lovely bride Audrey who is a native Wilmingtonian. They brought their adopted daughter Emmie home from Bulgaria when she was 13 on March 26, 2015. PK’s family has three West Highland Terriers: McAlister, Katie, and Oliver, as well as a cat named Libby. PK loves aviation, the outdoors, reading, hiking, jet skiing, the beach, teaching/preaching, anything made by Apple, and trying to enjoy the most out of life! PK also likes to surf and wants to learn to scuba dive. He has earned a B.S. from Campbell University, a Masters in Religious Education from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary and a Masters of Divinity from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Pastor Christian Rutherford 
Pastor Christian joined the Southside team in August of 2017 and serves as the Pastor to Children and Youth. He married his beautiful wife Maria in 2013 and they welcomed their little miracle, Poet, into the world in January of 2017. The Rutherford clan has 3 dogs, Louis a miniature schnauzer, Ralph a schnorkie, and Georgie a Dachsund as well as a sugarglider named Sully. Christian is an extreme sports enthusiast and enjoys snowboarding, skateboarding, and surfing. He also enjoys people and creating new relationships, playing xbox/switch with Maria (who is more of a gamer), teaching/preaching, reading, and playing with Poet! He earned a B.S in Religion with a focus in Youth Ministry and a Masters of Arts in Christian Ministry with a focus in Discipleship and Church Ministry from Liberty University. 

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We hope to resume on-campus worship services June 7. Further updates to come. Thank you!



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