In 1979, about 20 individuals came together to seek the Lord and pray for direction in the founding of a new church. On August 5, 1979 Southside Christian Church was birthed with their first worship service held at the Kentucky Utilities building downtown. Pastor Bob Nelson delivered the first message and about 42 stepped forward to become the first members of this new congregation.
During the next few months, the congregation was forced to change locations many times due to the growth of members. They held services at Shakertown, the Brightleaf Motel and the Harrodsburg High School. In 1980, the young church had such a growth in attendance that it became necessary to purchase land and build a permanant building. The Ground Breaking ceremony was held on Sunday, July 13, 1980. The first service in the new building was Sunday, April 5, 1981 with the Building Dedication as the official Southside Christian Church home on May 31st, 1981.
Southside Christian Church was founded over 30 years ago, many pastors have come and gone, alone with many people as well; but one thing that has not changed is that Southside Christian Church is still listening to the voice of God the same way those 20 individuals in the beginning when this vision was birthed. Today, we have around 400 members, and God is bringing them closer and closer to the Revelation knowledge of Him and His Word.