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Southside Church of Christ

1198 Old Statenville Road
Valdosta, Georgia 31601

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About the Southside Church of Christ

Southside Church of Christ building

Our Servants

ELDERS

Earnest Carter, Jr.
(229) 561-3027

Darrell Davis
(229) 559-8487

John W. Iverson, Sr.
(229) 242-0704

DEACONS

Jesse Hall

Carlton Johnson, Jr.

Arthur Miller

Fego Seward

MINISTERS

John W. Iverson, Sr.
Minister Emeritus

Earnest Carter, Jr.
Associate Minister

Reggie Osborne
Youth

Educational Director

Michael White

SECRETARY

Georgia Horton

Elders

Earnest Carter, Jr.

Earnest Carter, Jr. is the Associate Minister and Elder of the Southside Church of Christ.  He has dedicated his life in the ministry to encourage men and women to live for Christ.  Brother Carter has been teaching and preaching for over 40 years.  He is a husband, father, grandfather and role model.

He was born and raised in Lowndes County, Georgia. In 1973, he was baptized into the body of Christ while attending Southwestern Christian College in Terrell, Texas.

Brother Carter has been married over 44 years to Sister Deborah Carter. They are the proud parents of two girls. Their older daughter, Andrea Sarah Folks (who is a school teacher) lives in Deatsville, Alabama, with her husband and two sons. The younger daughter, Lisa Miriam Demps (a nutritionist at the Lowndes County Health Department) lives in Valdosta, with her husband, son and daughter.

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Darrell Davis

Brother Darrell Davis is a native of Jackson, MS and later moved to Orlando, FL.  He was baptized in 1973 and has taught bible classes, worked on church committees and has previously served as deacon for the Ojana COC in Okinawa, Japan and the W. 21st St. COC in New Mexico.  He currently assists with the adult bible class, the youth program, various church programs and enjoys attending lectureships and workshops for spiritual growth and edification.

Bro. Davis received a B.S. degree in Political Science from Tuskegee University and a Masters degree in Human Resource Management from Pepperdine University.

For twenty-one years he served in the USAF and retired in 1995.  He also was the JROTC Senior Instructor at Hamilton County High School in Jasper, FL for twenty years and retired there in 2015.

Bro. Davis has been happily married for 46 years to the former Mignon Williams. They have 4 children, 8 grandsons and 3 granddaughters.

His favorite scripture is John 3:16.  "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

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BROTHER JOHN W. IVERSON, SR.
CELEBRATES 40 YEARS
MINISTER OF THE SOUTHSIDE CHURCH OF CHRIST

It should never be believed that the measure of a man is in feet and inches only.  Of course, when you see this man you are in for a tall surprise.  A surprise that brought him from Jacksonville, Florida’s eastside, to the capital city of Tallahassee to attend FAMU, to the dusty trails of Southeastern Texas to attend Southwestern Christian College.  Never mind the dust consider the ice of Cleveland, Ohio where he attended Case-Western Reserve only to return to the dust of Texas.  The journey ended in Valdosta, Georgia 40 years ago to serve as minister for the Southside Church of Christ who met then at 745 South Lee Street, but is currently located at 1198 Old Statenville Road.

John W. Iverson, Sr., has been married to Patricia for 51 years.  He is the father of six, grandfather of eleven, great-grandfather of two, coach, friend, community servant, spiritual leader, counselor and an inspiration to many near and far.  One friend describes him as a hard worker for the community and the Church.  He has a hard job, but because he is a noble and wise man, he stays and works harder for the Lord and the Lord’s people. (E.M.) Another comment, “The greatness of Brother Iverson is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to positively affect those around him.”(CB)

His 40 years of service was celebrated at the Southside Church of Christ on September 14, 2019. He officially retired as full time minister on January 1, 2020. We congratulate and thank Bro. Iverson for what he has given not only to his Southside church family, but to Lowndes County, the U.S. and internationally.

Deacons

Brother Jesse Hall was born in Monticello, FL., to Jesse and Claretha Hall.  He attended Pinevale School. He learned the trade of Welding while in Job Corp., which he really enjoyed.  He worked at Forest Product for 25 years from which he retired.  He enjoys fishing.

Jesse married Donna Blake in 1989. They have three children, Travis Hall, India Hall and ToSanna George.  They also have six grandchildren.

Jesse was baptized into the body of Christ in November 1999. He is dedicated to his church work and loves his church family.

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Brother Carlton Johnson, Jr. was baptized into Christ in 1976 under the teaching of Bro. Harvey Jackson. He is married to Lynn Johnson and is the father of two children, a son Addren, who is married to Monica, and a daughter Shuntina. He has seven grandchildren.

Bro. Johnson served his country in the United States Army and is presently working as the Assistant Director at Valdosta City School Transportation.

Bro. Johnson is a graduate of Valdosta High School and has secured an Associate of Behavior Science degree from Georgia Military College. He is presently working toward an education degree from Valdosta State University. He has served Southside Church of Christ in the following areas: as a song leader, the sound room ministry manager, a bible school teacher and worked with the visitation ministry.

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Brother Arthur J. Miller was born in Brooks County on February 20th. He received an Associate of Arts Degree from Suwannee River Junior College in Madison, Florida.

Bro. Miller married Irene on January 8, 1976. They have 5 children:  Derek Miller, Kedrek McKinney, Monica Newsome, Randall Godfrey and Deidra Miller (deceased), 16 grandchildren and 4 great grands.

Bro. Miller served three years in the United States Army and seventeen years in the National Guard.  He has had extensive experience in the construction industry and working with the Lowndes County Corrections System.

On January 31, 1982, Bro. Miller obeyed the gospel of Christ.  He serves as one of the trustees for the Southside Church of Christ, chairs the maintenance committee and is a bible school teacher. Bro. Miller works in many capacities and is always willing to do whatever is necessary in building up the Lord's kingdom.

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Brother Etheridge E. Seward was born in Valdosta, GA on October 14, 1962. He holds an Associate of Arts Degree from Georgia Military College.

Brother Seward served 25 years in the United States Army and retired from the Armed Forces in October 2005 at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. He is presently employed by Packaging Corporation of America as a millwright.

Brother Seward married Sheila on September 20, 1985.  They have three children LaVonte, Erica and Alexis.

In 1976, Brother Seward obeyed the Gospel of Christ.  He now serves as one of the song leaders for Southside Church of Christ.  He also assists in the sound room and has served as a Bible School teacher.

Minister Search
January 2020

The Elders of the Southside Church of Christ, Valdosta, GA are currently seeking a full-time minister to perform the following responsibilities: preach the doctrine of Christ at all worship assemblies, encourage spiritual growth of members and physical growth of the congregation, create messages to edify, teach the church’s adult bible classes, work with elders on long and short term objectives for the congregation, provide spiritual counsel and care to members in their homes, hospital & nursing homes, maintain office hours for the membership, perform wedding ceremonies and funerals for the membership.

The elders prefer a married family man with a degree in Biblical Studies. Please send your resume, 3 references, and a link to a recent sermon video to each of the following 3 elders’ email addresses below. The deadline for submission is no later than May 1, 2020.

Earnest Carter:  djcarterus@gmail.com, cell (229) 242-3937; home (229) 561-3027
Darrell Davis:  darrellbdavis6@gmail.com, cell (229) 269-0749; home (229)559-8487
John Iverson:  jiverson@bellsouth.net, cell (229) 460-8885; home (229) 242-0704

More About Our Congregation


Our Motivation

Deep deep love for God and a genuine concern for all people. Love is the badge of all true disciples (John 13:33–34), and the prerequisite for all service (1 Corinthians 13:1–8).

The Work

The work of Jesus’ church is threefold: teach others about Jesus (Mark 16:15–16), encourage each other to be faithful to Jesus (Romans 14:19), and help others in the name of Jesus (James 1:27).

You Can Be Saved

We believe the Bible teaches that sinners are saved by faith, repentance, confession, and baptism (John 3:16; Mark 16:16; Acts 2:38; Romans 10:9–10), and that Christians must remain faithful after conversion (Revelation 2:10).

True Unity

As to doctrine, the church of Christ seeks to return to simple New Testament Christianity and unite all Christians into one body (1 Corinthians 1:10; Ephesians 4:4–6).

Our Standard

We believe that the New Testament is the only rule for faith and practice (2 Timothy 3:16–17; 1 Peter 4:11), and that it must authorize all that is taught and practiced (Colossians 3:17; Revelation 22:18–19).

Practice

To carefully follow the New Testament in all things, we observe the Lord’s Supper every Sunday and sing songs a-cappella.
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Southside Church of Christ
1198 Old Statenville Road
Valdosta, Georgia  31601

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Meeting Times

Sunday Bible Class: 9:15 a.m.

Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m.

Afternoon Worship: 2:30 p.m.

Wednesday Bible Class: 10:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

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Monthly Activities

Church Prayer Service – 3rd Monday, monthly at 7:00 p.m.

Ladies Prayer Service – 4th Thursday, monthly at 7:00 p.m.

Nursing Home Ministry
2nd Saturday
Lakehaven...............10:30am
Crestwood..............11:15am
4th Saturday
Holly Hill...................10:30am
Heritage House......11:00am
Fellowship Home.....3:00pm

Marriage Class

Youth Chorus

P.O.L.I.S.H. (girls ages 6 – 18)

Boys to Men (boys ages 6 – 18)

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Services Offered

Transportation to our Services

Food Give Away

Bible Study Courses by Mail

In-Home DVD Series

Bible Literature on a Variety of Subjects

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