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.


Aaron serves as our Worship and Discipleship Minister. He is responsible for overseeing our worship, small group ministry, and leading through administration. 


Charles serves as our Youth Minister and is responsible for leading the vital area of ministry to families with students.


Marsha is our Preschool Director [Kids of the Kingdom] where we serve some 115 children during the week. 


Summer serves as the Administrative Assistant at First Southern where she weekly works to assist members of the leadership team and meet the needs of the church in a variety of ways.


First Southern is blessed by having three men who officially serve the body as deacons. They include Bill Spriggs, Curt Collier, and Will Ouyang. 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.