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People of Southside – Chris Sawyer

There are great preachers, and then are great ministers. Rarely does one encounter one man who excels at both as did Wyatt Sawyer. Even a rarer species is a TEAM like Wyatt and Chris Sawyer. Though Wyatt is now enjoying the Promise of rest, reunion, and reward with the Lord he served all his days, we still think of...

People of Southside – The Kiles

Were the Southside church to have a Homecoming King and Queen, Gene and Janet Kile would be the likely pair. They both attended Southside during the World War 2 years as youngsters. In fact, Janet was taught in grade school at Southside by our last surviving charter member from 1892, Miss Purcell. In the fifties they were attracted by the...

People of Southside – The Byars

James and Jo Anna Byars are a beloved couple at Southside where they have worshiped since 2008. They were a vital part of the Rosemont congregation from 1961-2008. They say that "it was hard to say 'goodbye' to Rosemont but easy to say 'hello' to Southside." Having lived on the south side of town since...

People of Southside – Jim and Shawn Linch

“The very best sale I ever made was convincing Shawn to marry me” says Jim. Jim Linch has been in insurance sales for five decades and yet his career has always been subservient to his deep love for God and for Shawn and their son and now college-age grandson. Jim and Shawn have been constants at Southside...