Sr. Pastor

Dr. Steve Havener

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Bro Steve has been Sr. Pastor of Southside since August of 2004. He has been married to Sherry since December of 1976. They have four children and six grandchildren. Paul Flint is one of their adopted children.

Bro Steve has an undeniable love for God and His people. He desires to be a pastor to all of the folks in Atoka and the surrounding communities if only given the chance. He is also Chaplain for the Oil Field productions of Southeastern Oklahoma through the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, as well as, Disaster Relief of the BGCO. He also serves as Chaplain of Atoka County Fire Dept. and the Atoka Memorial Hospital. If you have a need whether it is physical or spiritual, Bro Steve is here to help. 

His favorite Bible verse Jeremiah 29:11, "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not evil, to give you a future and a hope."

Associate Pastor; Student & Music Ministries

Jim Lewis

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Bro Jim joined the staff at Southside in August 2012.  He and his wife, Amanda, have been married since November 1996 and have three children, Aaron, Ethan and Zachary.  Bro Jim surrendered to the call of ministry when he was age 17.  Bro Jim's desire is to join God where He is working and God is working at Southside Baptist!

His heart is to lead our students into a deeper walk with Christ by challenging them as they grow in their faith.  Luke 5:4 Jesus tells Simon to launch out into the "Deep" and let down his nets for a catch.  It is Bro JIm's heart to see students go deeper, seeing them develop that deeper love, faith and relationship both with Christ and others.

Bro Jim has led in worship ministries for several years beginning as early as age 14, playing the piano for his home church as a teenager.  As he leads our corporate worship times we are reminded of what Jesus spoke in John 4:24, God is Spirit and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and in truth. Each week the goal is to have a time to worship God, who is our audience of one, and deserves our worship and complete devotion.

Associate Student Minister

Matthew McIninch

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Matt has been a member of Southside Baptist Church since he was a child. In May of 2014, he was called by Southside Baptist Church to serve as the Associate Student Minister. He loves working with the students here at Southside and knows God has big things in store for their lives! He also serves on the church praise team as the drummer.

Matt is a student at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, where he is pursuing a degree in History Education and Physical Education.

Children's Ministry Director

Tahrea Hurt

Tahrea began working at Southside Baptist Church on Sunday, October 18th, 2015 as Children's Ministry Director. She is married to the Atoka-Coal Baptist Association's Director of Missions, Randy Hurt. They have four wonderful children, Tucker, Fisher, Shyler, and Ryder.

Office & Facilities Manager

Roger McIninch

Roger has been at Southside for many years first working as Facilities Manager and is now also working as the Office Manager.  He desires to serve the Lord fully and has a servant's heart.  You can reach him in our church office throughout the week.

Intern Counselor

Brock Woolf

Brock is serving as an Intern learning and working through pastoral counseling/ministering.  He and his wife Katlyn serve in many student and worship ministries at Southside.  Brock finished his Psychology degree in May 2016 with Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

Treasurer; Historian

Gwen Walker

Church Secretary; Janitorial

Nadine McIninch

Sound Technician

Kevin Meadows

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Technology Director

Ron McIninch

  February 2018  
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