Our Story

A Big Move...

Almost 80 years ago a Sunday School class was started which would grow into the church now known as Southside Baptist Church Elm City, NC. The church was originally on South Church Street in Rocky Mount, NC.

Southside made a big move and followed God's leading to relocate the church. You can see in the picture Dr. Harry Fowler, pastor at the time, along with the planning committee at the ground breaking on what would become our new location.

On March 4, 2012, Southside held its first services in our new location and experienced tremendous growth. One year later Southside would break ground once again in order to continue to follow God's direction for His Church.

We praise the Lord for His continued work in the lives of people here at Southside.

Expanding the vision...

Southside is in the process of completing
our 3rd building in phase in 12 years.

God is always faithful and over the 12 years that Southside has been at our new location we have experienced His faithfulness.

The buildings are not the mission nor the vision for Southside.
The buildings are tools which God uses so that people may KNOW Christ as Savior and Lord, GROW in their personal relationship with Christ, and GO tell others about Christ.

Where we are headed...

Matthew 5:13-16 teaches us to be the salt and the light in this lost and dying world.

That is where Southside is headed. We are headed out into a dark world with the Good News of Jesus.

We are committed to being a beacon for the Lord in our community.

We would love for you to join us as we seek to follow God's will for His Church. 

Be a part of our story...

Join us every Sunday as we gather to worship together at 10:45 am