Senior Pastor

Chris McDaniel

Chris was born on March 5, 1981. He was raised in Broken Bow, OK and graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1999. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Science from Southeastern Oklahoma State University and a Master's Degree in Theological Studies from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Chris and his beautiful wife, Andy, have been married since 2005, and have three wonderful childern, Aubree, Ethan, and Caleb.

Since surrendering to ministry in 2009, Chris has served as a vocational Students' Pastor/Associate Pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Durant, OK and Harmony Baptist Church in Atoka, OK.

Chris has been serving in the role of Senor Pastor at Southside since November 2020. His ministry goals are, "To see lives changed and souls saved through the glorious power of the Gospel Message of Jesus Christ!"

Salvation: 1999

Favorite TV Shows: This Is Us

Favorite Movies: The Karate Kid (1984) & Facing the Giants

Favorite Sports Teams: OU Sooners, Texas Rangers, Atoka Wampus Cats, Tushka Tigers, Harmony Bulldogs, Stringtown Tigers, and Lane Eagles

Favorite Hobbies: Guitar, Hunting, and Fishing

Favorite Scripture: Zephaniah 3:17

Student/Worship Minister

Matthew McIninch

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Bro. Matt McIninch was born on November 16, 1994.  He was raised in Tushka, OK and has attended church at Southside since he was born.  In May of 2014, he was called to serve at Southside as Associate Student Minister.  He received his Bachelor's Degree in Social Studies Education from Southeastern Oklahoma State University in December 2018.  He began as the Student Minister in March of 2019 following the departure of Bro. Jim Lewis. After several months of seeking the Lord through prayer and scripture, Matt began leading worship in March of 2020. In July of 2020, the church voted to change Matt's title to Student/Worship Minister. Matt's goal is to see people get excited about serving Jesus Christ wherever and whenever they can!

Family: His parents Ron & Rhonda and his little brother Timothy

Salvation: 2001

Favorite TV Shows: The Office, The Blacklist, Law & Order SVU, Supernatural

Favorite Movies: Anything Marvel, 42, Elf

Favorite Sports Teams: Philadelphia Eagles, OKC Thunder, OU, Texas Rangers, Philadelphia Phillies, Atoka Public School, Tushka Public School

Favorite Hobbies: Playing/Watching Sports, Playing the Drums, Watching Netflix, and Going to the Movies

Favorite Scripture: Ephesians 2:10

Facilities/Office Manager

Roger McIninch

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Roger McIninch was born on May 3, 1961.  He was raised here in Atoka, OK and has served at Southside for many years.  He started as the Facilities Manager in May of 1985 and the role of Office Manager was added in September of 2016.  Roger also works at Usher Sheet Metal in Atoka and has served on the Tushka Fire Department since August of 1986.  He was selected to be the Tushka Fire Chief in January of 1991.

Salvation: April 1971

Treasurer; Historian

Gwen Walker

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Gwen Walker was born on October 10, 1936.  She was raised right here in Atoka, OK and has served here at Southside as the Treasurer since August of 1968.  Gwen also works at the Atoka Confederate Museum. Gwen loves her church family and strives to see that we are always in one accord.  She hopes that we always have our minds focused on Christ and that we show that by loving and respecting each other!

Family: Her husband Don, and children Traci and Todd

Salvation: 1942

Favorite TV Shows: Any of the older shows on TV Land

Favorite Sports Teams: OU, OSU, and OKC Thunder

Favorite Hobbies: Reading and Doing Jigsaw Puzzles

Favorite Scriptures: 2nd Chronicles 7:14, Philippians 4:13, Hebrews 13:5

Church Clerk; Janitorial

Nadine McIninch

Nadine McIninch was born on October 17, 1938.  She was raised in Olney, OK and now lives in Atoka, OK.  She has served here at Southside as the Church Clerk since 1965.  She also works at the Tushka City Hall.  Nadine loves being a part of the body of believers at Southside.  She has been blessed to be a part of such a loving church family all these years.

Family: Her late husband Eugene McIninch, her three children (Roger, Ronald, and Rhonda), and her three grandchildren (Roy Gene, Matthew, and Timothy)

Salvation: August 20, 1949

Favorite Sports Teams: Tushka Tigers

Favorite Hobbies: Reading, Quilting, and Sewing

Favorite Scripture: Philippians 4:13

Sound Technician

Kevin Meadows

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Kevin Meadows was born on May 4, 1969.  He was raised in Tushka, OK and still lives in the Tushka area.  Kevin has served at Southside as the Sound Technician since 2007.  Kevin works at Howard McLeod Correctional Facilities in Farris, OK and loves to serve in many areas of the church.  These different areas include Southside Student Ministries, Men's Ministry, and as a Deacon since 2013.

Family: His wife Mendy and their daughter and son-in-law Markie and Kevin Feuerhelm. (and they couldn't leave out Markie's dog Jax)

Salvation: June 15, 1982

Favorie TV Shows: Parks & Recreation, Life in Pieces, The Office

Favorite Movies: Dumb and Dumber, Star Wars franchise, James Bond franchise

Favorite Sports Teams: Chicago Aftershock

Favorite Hobbies: Woodworking, Tinkering with computers

Favorite Scripture: 1 Peter 4:1-2

Computer Technician

Ron McIninch

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Ron McIninch was born on June 25, 1963.  He was raised in Atoka and now lives in the Tushka area.  Ron has attended church at Southside since he was a child and has served as the Computer Technician since 2010.  Ron also works as the Canteen Supervisor at Howard McLeod Correctional Center in Farris, OK.  Ron is a retired fireman from the Tushka Fire Department with 30 years of service.  He loves serving at Southside and helps out with the Student Ministry and has served as a Deacon since August of 2013.

Family: His wife Rhonda McIninch and their three children (Roy Gene, Matthew, and Timothy)

Salvation: 1975

Favorite TV Shows: Andy Griffith, Family Feud, and Laramie

Favorite Movies: John Wayne Westerns

Favorite Sports Teams: OKC Thunder, Texas Rangers, Washington Redskins, and Tushka Tigers

Favorite Hobbies: Hunting and Carpentry

Favorite Scripture: John 3:16

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