Leadership Approach

We would want you to know that we are committed to what we call shared leadership. What this means is that the ministry leaders labor together to serve this church family and to advance this church in accomplishing its mission. We are convinced that as a congregation sees its leaders sharing responsibility and authority, then each member will feel the same responsibility to serve this church family and the community well in the name of Christ.


Michael serves as Lead Pastor at First Southern where he focuses on preaching and leadership development. To find out more about Michael, click here.


Scott serves as our Worship Pastor and is responsible for equipping our worship teams to lead the congregation to worship God well.  To find out more about Scott, click here. 


Aaron serves as our Discipleship and Operations Minister. He is responsible for overseeing our small group ministry and leading through administration. To find out more about Aaron, click here.


Charles serves as our Youth Minister and is responsible for leading the vital area of ministry to families with students. To find out more about Charles, click here. 


Mike serves as the Children's Minister [KingdomKids] at First Southern where he pours his heart and life into the teachers, the children, and the parents. To find out more about Mike, click here.


Marsha is our Preschool Director [Kids of the Kingdom] where we serve some 115 children during the week. To find out more about Marsha, click here


Summer serves as the Administrative Assistant at First Southern where she weekly works to assist members of the leadership team and meeting the needs of the church in a variety of ways. To find out more about Summer, click here.


First Southern is blessed by having three men who officially serve the body as deacons. They include Brad Marlow, Bill Spriggs, and Ben Watters. These men meet the biblical qualifications laid out in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1 and display the heart of a servant (Acts 6). These servants are available to help the body as needed. Feel free to contact any one of them.