Who We are

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

Vision

We want to help those around us live life to the full.
We are currently building a development for the new home of SouthPark Church, launching the ‘Love SouthPark’ initiative, a project to create a place where the church and community intersect. SouthPark Church believes that love transforms, and we want to be present in our SouthPark community in big ways.

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.  Full life is all about loving relationships with God and each other.

a perfect time to join us

We're Just Getting Started
If you're in for an adventure and to change your community, SouthPark Church is the place to be. As we take on the big challenge of building a mixed-use development for our new campus, our priority is to love our community of SouthPark in new and bold ways. We believe God has called us to help those around us live life to the full. We'd love to help you find out what that could mean in your life. Checking out a worship service on Sunday morning is a great place to start.

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 at Phillip's Place Regal Theater on Sundays at 9:00am for Traditional Worship or 10:30am for Modern Worship. We've created two unique styles of worship that you can read about on our worship page. There's no dress code, so come as you are. All are welcome! We can't wait to meet you.

learn about our worship styles
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.

Nancy Miller Campbell
Associate Pastor

My primary responsibility is in Adult Faith Formation – which covers our small groups and adult classes; Hospitality & Engagement; Congregational Care & Worship. My undergraduate degree is in Religion and Psychology from Duke University and my master’s degree in Counseling is from UNC Charlotte. I became an ordained Deacon in the United Methodist Church in 1997. It is a joy and a privilege to serve God in this faith community.

Kevin Ache
Director of Creative & Next Gen

I oversee several ministries including student ministries, communication, production and modern worship. My passion is using creativity to introduce the next generation to Jesus, letting the Gospel spread through fascination. I studied graphic design, sports ministry and Biblical studies and graduated from Ohio Christian University in 2011. My wife and I moved to CLT in 2015 when I joined the staff at SouthPark Church. We love our church!

Denise Spittle
Office Manager

I manage the SouthPark Church office, and I also oversee the administration of the church’s finances. I was blessed to have been raised in the church by Christian parents and grandparents. I realized recently what a gift that was when I was chairing the Children’s Ministry team at my own church. It has become a passion of mine to do all I can within my personal life (sharing with my children and grandchildren) and through my church to be sure this word becomes written on the hearts of our youth!

Sara Terrell
Administrative Assistant

My primary responsibility is to support our staff and ministry leaders in their needs, which means that I do a little bit of everything. My educational background is in music; I received my bachelor’s degree in composition from Florida State and my master’s in choral conducting from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. I enjoy using my musical gifts as another means to serve. I sing in the choir and serve as a lay musician. I also sing choirs in the community.

Joan McGill
Minister of Senior Adults

In my role at SouthPark Church, I serve our older congregation. I visit and/or call older adults who are or have been hospitalized and/or are homebound. I serve as staff liaison for Congregational Care and the Adults Plus ministry. I received my BSN from Case Western Reserve University, my MSN from the University of Kentucky, and my PhD from the University of Alabama at Birmingham where my research was in gerontology.

Cathy Youngblood
Minister of Music

I’m a classically-trained musician and felt an early calling to use my gifts to bring God glory. I earned a BA in Organ Performance and an MAE in Music at California Lutheran University. As the leader of Traditional Worship at SouthPark Church, I play the organ and piano, direct all church choirs and vocal ensemble for children, students and adults. I direct an auditioned choral group called Caritas Acapella Ensemble. I’m married to Quay and we have 4 children.

Cole Bryant
Worship Leader

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 recently became engaged to my fiancé.

Jenni McKeown
Children's Ministry Coordinator

My primary responsibility is to take care of our youngest members and guests (0 - 5th grade). We create an atmosphere that will bring these little ones closer to Jesus and give them a strong foundation for the future. I am a graduate of Florida State University and worked for Marriott for 18 years as an Event Manager. I am also a life-long United Methodist and have served God in the Church since I was 10 years old. I’m married to Shawn and we have 2.5 boys (one due in May).

Les Lingle
Weekend Production Director

I oversee Sunday morning production and have served as audio engineer since 2016. I work with a great team of volunteers every Sunday morning to help to create an atmosphere for worship. I also handle our church’s audio podcast which has a world outreach. I am married to Jackie, and we have a son, Grant.