I have been at Southside for over 40 years. I have lived most of my life on property where the church is located (part of my grandfather's farm). I served in the US Army and retired from the US Postal Service with 40 years of service in the greater Indiana district. I have served at Southside as a Deacon (6 years), and an Elder (33 years). I have been the Chairman of Elder Board and President of the Church Corporation for many years. My service for the Church includes: bringing messages as needed, youth minister, sunday school director, VBS director and sunday school teacher. I also perform the financial operations, legal compliance, benevolence and building services. I purchase supplies and equipment, contact and schedule suppliers of services for the building and grounds. I lead a small group with Jeremy (my wife) and sustitute teach adult sunch school class. As an elder I pray for and care for church family and service wherever else is needed. I love caring for my family, our home, our church family and serving the Lord as He leads and enables me. My favorite Bible verse is: Psalm 103:2-3 (Praise the Lord, O my soul and forget not all his benefits; Who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases. My favorite Bible story is: Story of Saul as told in 1 Samuel.