“For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.” 1 Corinthians 1:18
Preaching is primary at Southside Baptist Church: Sunday Morning, Sunday Night, Wednesday Night, Revival Services or Missions Conferences, you will hear a Biblically-based message that expounds the Scripture and challenges the listener. Pastor Walters, of course, is our primary preacher, but we are blessed to be able to hear men of God from around the country and from our own congregation on a regular basis. Click here to listen to messages from recent services.
“Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” Hebrews 10:25
The center point of our worship services are strong, biblically sound preaching.
Our children’s ministry is centered on structured Bible teaching. Each child will have a fun and exciting time while at Southside, but this is not why our children love their classes. We believe children have the ability to learn the Bible and grow in their relationship with God. Our goal is discipleship, not entertainment. We want our children to know the importance of the Bible and their relationship with God. This is mainly accomplished through the regular Sunday school porgram, Jr. Church, and PATCH Club and PEWEE Club. In addition to that, we also include annual things such as Vacation Bible School and Jr Camp .
“The Teen years are some of the most exciting, memorable, and formidable years in life. Here at Southside, our desire is to keep it that way! We want to provide good clean fun and an environment that encourages a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Every teenager faces REAL struggles, REAL hardships, REAL decisions, and REAL life; that is why we have a REAL Teens ministry here at Southside. Our goal is to have REAL Teens who have a Relationship with the Lord, who are Established in the Word, who are Active in the church, and are Living Christ powerfully, practically, and passionately. “
“Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord.” Ephesians 5:19
We have an excellent musical program with congregational singing, choir, instrumental, soloists, and special groups. Our music is traditional and biblical. We use the piano, organ, and a small orchestra, often consisting of clarinets, violins, trumpets, flutes, and a baritone. Our music is lead under the direction of Dan Hershberger.
In December of 2004, the Lord gave us a new ministry. WRHJ is a low-power FM radio station that reaches Rock Hill 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We praise the Lord for this exciting outreach which allows us to share the gospel with our community as well as enjoy music and preaching that encourages believers throughout the week.
Nearly all of our programming comes from the Fundamental Broadcasting Network, which provides an excellent balance of Christ-honoring music and soul-stirring preaching all day and all night. Pastor Walters also has a morning broadcast that you can also hear online.
The Staple Club
Although they are – and have been – a “staple” at Southside Baptist Church for many years, our Seniors group has aquired the name “The Staple Club” as a result of their weekly gathering around the collating, stapling and cutting machines in our literature ministry. These faithful servants of the Lord enjoy a time of fellowship as they prepare gospel literature to be used around the world.
Each Sunday Morning they meet in the Neal Daniel Bible Study Class for Sunday School. In addition, they enjoy regular fellowships, trips and special meals together. We thank the Lord for their wisdom, influence and example to the rest of the congregation.
Mrs. Christine Walters, our pastor’s wife, began the deaf ministry at Southside many years ago. The deaf enjoy their own Sunday School Classes and Wednesday night Bible Studies. All of our Sunday services are interpreted for the hearing impaired. Regular activities for the deaf provide great opportunities for fellowship and new experiences.
The Deaf ministry also provides a place of service for many hearing members at Southside. Mrs. Walters teaches a basic sign language class every year which provides the first step for those who are interested in working with the deaf.
Patch the Pirate Club
Boys and girls learn how to build Christian character every Wednesday night. This musical-based children’s ministry will help your child memorize scripture and develop godly habits.
“But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judeah, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” Acts 1:8
Every week we go door to door into our community with the Gospel.