Who We are

Take a deeper look into what makes us unique. Read our vision, meet our staff.


We help people live life to the full.

Jesus inspires us, especially when He says, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10).  We are a group of imperfect people seeking to live abundant, full lives. A full life is all about loving relationships with God and each other.

a perfect time to join us

We're Just Getting Started

We recently finished construction on our new mixed-use campus, a place where the church and community intersect. If you're in for an adventure, SouthPark Church is the place to be. As we settle into our new campus, our priority is to love the community in new and bold ways.  We welcome your thoughts and experience about how to do so more effectively!

We’re located in the center of an exciting new development where church and community intersect. Click here to learn about our Apex neighbors. 

Have a question or want know more? Connect with us here.

what to expect

SouthPark Church is a community of friendly people who are learning to have healthy relationships with God and one another. We're a group of imperfect people seeking to live abundant, full lives. We gather together once a week to worship God, find encouragement and hope, and grow closer to Jesus. 

We'd love for you to join us in-person or online every Sunday at 10AM. We've created two unique styles of worship that you can read about on our worship page. Whether online or in person, there's no dress code, so come as you are. All are welcome! We can't wait to meet you.

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Pastor Kyle Thompson and Pastor Lindsay Rich

Pastor Kyle Thompson
Senior Pastor

My main responsibilities at SouthPark Church include casting vision for the direction of the church, teaching at the weekend worship services, and leading the staff. I am a graduate of High Point University and Harvard University. I am married to Lora and we have two sons.

Pastor Lindsay Rich
Pastor of Care & Faith Development

My main responsibilities are congregational care, adult faith development and helping lead our worship services. I am a graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity. I am ordained through the Friends of St. Mary's based in London and was raised in Charlotte. I am married to Ryan and have three children who keep my house noisy, my fridge empty, and my heart full.

Bradley Kirksey
Director of Youth Ministry

Bradley Kirksey serves as the Director of Youth Ministry (grades 6-12) for SouthPark Church and three of our sister United Methodist Churches: Saint Andrew’s, Sedgefield, and Woodlawn! Bradley grew up in Florida and is a graduate of the University of Central Florida and Reformed Theological Seminary. Bradley enjoys playing chess, reading, and following sports.

Savannah Bryant
Director of Children’s Ministry

My primary role is to provide a warm, nurturing, and loving environment for our youngest members and guests to know God loves them and that they belong in His family. I am a graduate of Appalachian State University, currently in pursuit of a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with Liberty University, with a background in Elementary Education and Special Education. I am married to Cole, our modern worship leader. Together, we have two fur babies: Poppy and Posie.

Cole Bryant
Director of Modern Worship

My role at SouthPark Church is to help create a worship environment so that everyone can connect with God, and to help welcome others who may be worshiping for the first time. I am married to my wife, Savannah.

John Stafford
Director of Traditional Music & Administrative Assistant

I lead the music in the traditional worship space by directing the choir and handbells as well as playing the pipe organ and piano. I also serve as the church’s administrative assistant. Outside the church, I play, arrange and compose for the Salisbury Symphony as well as direct music for several area theaters. I am married to Mary and we have two grown sons. Will (and Paige) live in the Ballantyne area and Kevin lives in New York City.

Denise Spittle
Office Manager

I manage the SouthPark Church office and the administration of its finances. I am a life-long Methodist, and have been serving in the church since I was a teenager. I am married to my husband Roger. We have 2 grown sons and 4 grandchildren, who are the light of our lives.

Jenni McKeown
Director of Events and Hospitality

My main responsibilities are to build relationships with the community as I lease out the church’s space for weddings, concerts, and other events. I will also continue to lead our internal hospitality ministry. I'm a Hospitality graduate of Florida State University and worked for Marriott for 18 years as a Senior Event Manager. I’m also a life-long United Methodist and have served God in the Church since I was 10. I’m married to Shawn and we have 3 sweet boys.

Shawn McKeown
Facilities Manager

I oversee the building, advise & assist on facility projects, and work with vendors on life safety & HVAC systems. I like the Detroit Sports teams the Lions, Tigers, Red Wings, & Pistons. I have three boys and a beautiful wife. I love breakfast food, but pancakes are just another dessert and should not be marketed as a healthy breakfast option. 

Gage Owens
Production Director & Audio Engineer

I am an Audio Engineer with experience working with Musicians in both Recording Studio Environments as well as and in Concert settings. I have experience working as an Audio Engineer with touring musicians, working in music venue production, and working in Church Production. My role at SouthPark Church is to oversee the technical aspects of Audio, Lighting, and Video.

Leonardo solis
Director of Communications

HI! I oversee all SouthPark Church internal/external communications via our website, weekly newsletter, social media and also assist with Audio Production. As a professional Audio Engineer/Visual Mixed Media Artist of 17 years Ive been lucky enough to travel the world, experience beautiful and eclectic cultures and work with incredible communities. I look forward to serving the SouthPark Church community and bring my experience to this thriving gathering.