Southside Baptist Church Staff
Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.
Dr. Hugh Cooper
Interim Pastor

As the primary teaching pastor, Dr. Cooper has a passion for carefully unpacking the truths of Scripture. He has served at numerous churches throughout his career. Dr. Cooper and his wife, Carol are passionate about the church and have a heart for the members.

Lillian Drawdy
Church Secretary

Southside welcomes Lillian Drawdy as our new church secretary, taking the place of Janet Vineyard upon her well deserved retirement! Lillian will be fulfilling the duties of church secretary and you’ll likely interact with her anytime you call or visit the church office!

Janet Vineyard
Financial Secretary
Janet has served our church for 25 years as our Secretary.
Joshua McCrary
Director of Senior Adults & Worship
The Bible has a lot to say about music, and Josh’s role is to lead the church’s worship of God in a way that matches the character of God. Josh began his time at Southside as our church pianist and has since filled voids in leadership. In addition to his Worship Director responsibilities, he also serves as our Senior Adult Director and handles the technical aspects of the worship service. Josh is eager to share his gifts with the church.
Sue Tillett
Church Organist
For years, Sue has served Southside as Organist and Pianist. Sue is always available to help out in any way needed and volunteers for many of our Senior Adult programs and events.

Wanda Kurfees

Interim Church Pianist

Wanda has played piano since she was a child and has a heart for serving through music. Wanda has served Southside since 2018.