Ministerial Staff

Senior Pastor

Chris McDaniel

Chris McDaniel 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. 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 Senior 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!"

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

Salvation: 1999

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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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, Stringtown Public School, Lane Public School, Harmony Public School

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

Favorite Scripture: Ephesians 2:10