Who We are

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

Vision



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!

Join us in-person for worship services every Sunday at 10AM
The Traditional Service meets on the 2nd floor and the Modern Service gathers on the 4th floor.
You can also join us via livestream on YouTube.
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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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.

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.

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.

Dr. Katie Ann McCarty
Director of Traditional Music & Organist

I lead and direct the music & worship in the Traditional Service. I graduated from Arizona State University with my doctorate and master's in music and organ performance, and was a Fulbright Scholar in music and organ performance at the Bordeaux Conservatoire in Bordeaux, France. I love the vision of SouthPark Church and my two daughters and I love being a part of this family!

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.

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.

Chris & Nikki Bidell
Directors of Student Ministry

We lead the Student Ministry and help provide spaces for students to meet, know and follow Jesus! We both an extensive experience with Young Life, and we hope to continue building community and support for students at SouthPark. Chris is a teacher at Ardrey Kell High School and Nikki is an experienced Montessori educator. They love traveling, hiking, history, reading and taking their two rescued Cocker Spaniels to the dog park.

Tim Hicks
Administrative Assistant

Tim is a native of Rock Hill and a Winthrop University graduate. Tim worked for various newspapers as a journalist for 15 years. He also worked in support roles in public relations, education, senior care and healthcare. He is blessed to have been raised in a loving, Christian home. Tim came to truly know Christ through Campus Crusade for Christ. He has served as a vestry member and lay reader at his former church.

Brad Bailey
Director of Communications

Brad is a graphic designer and award-winning video editor with over 20 years of experience in ministry and church planting. He is also an accomplished musician who has toured with Jazz legend Victor Wooten and recorded with producer Dr. Dre.