Tony Couch: Youth Pastor

Tony has been serving our church as the youth pastor since 2017. Previously, he served as a youth pastor in LeFlore county before moving to Tahlequah. He is a graduate of C.A.S.C. and is pursuing a degree from N.S.U.

Tony’s goal is to help the students grow in their relationship with Christ and to connect to the church.
Jacob and Kristin
Jacob Jones: Senior Pastor
Jacob has been the senior pastor for Southside since 2012. He has been a pastor for twelve years at churches in Arkansas and Oklahoma serving as a student pastor, church planter, and senior pastor. He holds a Masters of Divinity degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Jacob has a heart to reach people in the community and the world with the life-changing power of the gospel. He is passionate about helping people grow in their love of the Lord, regardless of where they are in that journey. He is excited to lead Southside, a church where grandparents, parents, and children are all worshiping together and growing in their love of the Savior.

Kristin Jones: Children’s Director

Kristin is a teacher at a local elementary school and also uses her educator’s experience in serving the children of the church. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from U.A.F.S. and has served in various leadership positions in several other churches.
Kristin’s goal is to guide children as they begin their faith journey by teaching them what it means  to have a relationship with Christ.


 Gunnar Mangrum: Worship Pastor

Gunnar has been serving our church as the worship pastor since 2017.
He has led worship for several years before he moved to Tahlequah. He is a graduate of C.A.S.C. and is pursuing a degree from N.S.U..
Gunnar’s goal is to lead the church in authentic worship expressed in a culturally relevant way.
Brandon Wells: Outreach Minister
Brandon has been part of our church family since 2016. He is a U.S.M.C. veteran with a Masters of Divinity from Liberty University and has served in leadership positions in several churches. When he isn’t serving the church or spending time with his family, Brandon works in administration at N.S.U..
Brandon’s goal is to connect our church to the community and connect the community to our church.




Zachariah Vercruyssen: College Minister

Zach has been part of our church family since 2015. He is pursing a degree from N.S.U..
Zach’s goal is to help grow a community for college students to grow in Christ and engage in the mission He has for His church.