"Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age."

Our Mission

    Southside Community Church is a body of believers in Christ who grow in faith through worship and growing our understanding of God’s Word. As a body, we also invest in giving, fellowship, prayer, service, outreach, and holy living.

Overall, our focus is on growing disciples of Christ in order to glorify God. 


    Southside Church began by God’s grace in 1997 in Garner, North Carolina under the leadership of Pastor Phil Spry. The congregation first met at Rand Road Elementary School until 2002 when they moved to their present location in Clayton on 15 acres of land and constructed their first facility. The church continued to grow and launched various ministries, including the beginning of Southside Christian School in 2006.

    In the fall of 2006, Pastor Spry retired and Jim Harmeling was called to be its second pastor in December. In 2017, Dr. Harmeling was called to serve the Lord in Singapore, and Ben Myers succeeded him as Senior Pastor.



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