Say hello to the staff at Southside Christian Church!

Meet our Staff

Say hello to the leadership team at Southside Christian Church.

Seth Widner - Lead Pastor

Seth is the husband of Melissa and the daddy of Judah, Ellie, Brielle, & Thad. He is passionate about connecting God’s Word to the hearts of people. His book ‘One Flesh Revolution’ is available on Amazon & has been equipping husbands and wives to follow Christ’s design for marriage since 2012. Seth loves to laugh, do yard work, host neighborhood cookouts, watch Hulu with Melissa, play with his kids, work-out, fish, hike, watch Tennessee football and tell Chuck Norris jokes.


Joel Sparr - Student Pastor

Joel is Krista's husband and pet dad to their cat, Toast. He’s passionate about loving people like Jesus, investing in the lives of students, and teaching others about the grace of Jesus. Joel is originally from Pittsburgh, moving down to Kentucky to attend Kentucky Christian University for college. Joel loves to watch Pittsburgh Pirates baseball, go to Disney with Krista, play the bass guitar, and listen to obscure Christian music from before he was born.


Kacy Mayes - Children's Ministry Coordinator/Administrative Assistant

Kacy is our Children's Ministry Coordinator and mom to Devin, Ava, and Lyvia. Kacy enjoys cookouts, spending time with her family and friends, and camping or beach vacations. Kacy's passion for kids' growing their relationships with Jesus is what drives her to share God's love with kids in our church and community.


Rhonda Hinkle - Custodian/Office Assistant

Rhonda is the mother of her cat Emma. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends, watching movies, listening to music, and enjoying attending weekly small group. She loves hearing how God's love has transformed others lives, and she loves being an encouragement to everyone in her life. She has a passion for making the church a clean and inviting place for all who come to worship.