Celebrating 10 years as your Pastor (July 2018)

Dear Church family: The end of June marks the tenth anniversary of serving as your Pastor. I have often heard that the first year in a Pastor church relationship is the honeymoon.  But serving as your Pastor I still continue to be filled with joy and excitement as we do Kingdom Work together, and see … Continue reading Celebrating 10 years as your Pastor (July 2018)


We can plan our days, but God orders our steps (June 2018)

Dear Church family: On Monday, I leaned over to brush my teeth, and my back went out. Martha and I had decided to go out to get a bite to eat, when we finished the meal, I could hardly get out of my seat and had difficulty walking. You know that I am in a … Continue reading We can plan our days, but God orders our steps (June 2018)

Spring showers abundant blessings on SBC (May 2018)

Dear Church family, I don’t know about you, but I am glad that spring has finally arrived.  The temperature continues to rise, and the signs of Spring are everywhere with all the Dogwoods and azaleas in full bloom. We just had a few days of April showers, and the rain prepared the ground for the … Continue reading Spring showers abundant blessings on SBC (May 2018)

Charity efforts: Expanding His Kingdom (April 2018)

Dear Church family, We just finished another ministry filled day at Southside. Today we were blessed by having one of our partners in the community provide the food for our soup kitchen, but our ladies came early to make necessary preparation for the meal. About nine o’clock, the Mobil Food Bank truck arrived, making preparation … Continue reading Charity efforts: Expanding His Kingdom (April 2018)

In the midst of change, let’s unite to share God’s goodness (March 2018)

Dear Church family, I just spoke with my oldest brother, Gerald, on the phone, and he just celebrated sixty years of marriage. I joked with Geneva, his wife, and told her they couldn’t possibly have been married for sixty years because neither of them looked, or acted, much older than sixty. We spoke about how … Continue reading In the midst of change, let’s unite to share God’s goodness (March 2018)

Exciting February ahead (February 2018)

Dear Church family, As we move forward into the month of February, many exciting things are before us. First, the church voted to begin a partnership with a group called Healthy Chesapeake. We will be working together, to address the health (body, mind and Spirit) needs of those in our community. This will be accomplished … Continue reading Exciting February ahead (February 2018)

New Year looks best looking forward (January 2018)

Dear Church Family, As we face the New Year, it is a good reminder not to dwell on the past. God is able to take all the challenges of the past, all the things that Satan meant for evil, and turn them into something good. Don’t let the mistakes and disappointments of the past, define … Continue reading New Year looks best looking forward (January 2018)

We are so blessed!… (December 2017)

Dear Church family, During Thanksgiving, I began to think of all the ways the Lord is blessing Southside, and what a joy it is to serve and minister in such a great church. We are blessed with Deacons who love the Lord, love His church and are always willing to serve and minister as they … Continue reading We are so blessed!… (December 2017)

Every good and perfect gift… (November 2017)

Dear Church family, First, let me say thank you for all your prayers, words of encouragement, cards, and gifts for Pastor Appreciation Day. Every Pastor should have the privilege of serving a loving congregation like Southside. I must confess that without Martha as my friend, helper, and wife I would not be the person that … Continue reading Every good and perfect gift… (November 2017)

What a great September… (October 2017)

Dear Church Family, What a great September we have had together as a church. On September the 17th, our Back to Church Sunday, we had 134 present in worship. We had twenty eight children in Children’s Church. This was one of the highest attendances in worship that we have had in several years. Then, on … Continue reading What a great September… (October 2017)