Senior Pastor, Ben Myers
Ben was born in Pennsylvania, but grew up in Tennessee. He graduated from Middle Tennessee State University and served as a Tennessee State Park Ranger. He and his family spent some time in Southern California while he studied his MDiv. at The Master’s Seminary. During that time, he primarily served youth and children’s ministries. Ben has been married to Jennifer for 22 years, and the Lord has blessed them with three beautiful daughters: Ceana, Ally, and Edyn, and an awesome son-in-law, Jakson. Ben has a deep commitment to God’s Word, and loves to see it impact the lives of God’s people. His favorite way to spend his free time is with his family, although he also enjoys many outdoor activities.
Office Manager & Assistant to Senior Pastor, Marlene M. Markley
Marlene came to Southside Church from San Jose, California in March of 2005. Prior to coming to Southside, she worked for Los Gatos Christian Church (now Venture Christian Church) for two years as office manager and executive assistant to the senior pastor. Prior to coming to Los Gatos Christian Church she served as lead customer software trainer for MainStreet, Networks for six years. Marlene graduated (cum laude) from Meredith College, Raleigh, NC in 1992. She is married and has two grown children, 5 grandchildren and nine step grandchildren.
Katelyn Woodcock, Events & Media Director
Katelyn Woodcock is the Events & Media Director here at Southside Church. They have been married 5 years & have one-year-old little boy, Wylder, and one more on the way. Having been at Southside since they were both in nursery themselves, Katelyn & Randy are passionate about serving at Southside. You will typically find Randy in the worship band on electric guitar or working with Doulos students. Throughout the week, Katelyn works as Southside’s Director of Media & Events and serves as a youth leader in Three18 Student Ministries. You will often find Katelyn behind the camera both during work hours and off the clock, as she also owns a Wedding & Portrait photography business, Katelyn McKay Photography.
Jeremy Phillips, Worship Director
Jeremy Phillips is the Music Minister here at Southside Church. He and his wife Erin have a lifelong heart for ministry, and have partnered with several different churches and ministries all over the country during their marriage. Currently living in Garner, Jeremy has spent the last decade studying and leading worship music, and he earnestly values biblical principles of music in the church, that he works to apply weekly at each Southside service and event. Jeremy and Erin also run a non-profit christian community theatre company called Solace Theatre.