Author Archives: SouthwoodsBC

Weekly Update from Pastor Phil

Greetings! It’s good to be back home after a week out for vacation. We enjoyed getting to see and visit with all of our kids and grandkids while meeting up on the Florida coast. Yes, we enjoyed lots of delicious seafood! Tomorrow night will be … Continue reading

Weekly Update from Pastor Phil

Greetings! I’m grateful for the joyous service that we had on Sunday culminated with Bella Fortner’s baptism. How encouraging to hear her testimony, particularly of the way that her parents and two of her peers spoke the gospel into her life. Tomorrow night Mitch Kimbrell … Continue reading

Weekly Update from Pastor Phil

Greetings! We were thankful on Sunday to join in recognizing three graduates this year. Jessi Bullis graduated from California Baptist University (B.A.), Andy Fortner graduated from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and Matt Sliger graduated from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (Ph.D.). We know that … Continue reading

Weekly Update from Pastor Phil

Greetings! We had a sweet gathering on Sunday as we recognized one more new baby in our number, welcomed several more new members who signed the church covenant, and partook together of the Lord’s Supper. I’m grateful for the warm spirit that the Lord granted … Continue reading

Weekly Update from Pastor Phil

Greetings! Thanks for your prayers as I was in Greece a couple of weeks ago meeting with some of our workers in that serve in nearby areas. We had a wonderful time of fellowship, amazing discussions, and joyous times of worship. I was privileged to … Continue reading

Weekly Update from Pastor Phil

Greetings! We had a joyous weekend, worshiping together on Good Friday, as Matt Sliger wonderfully expounded Psalm 22, then gathering again on Easter Sunday to consider the broad power of the resurrection of Christ. I’m thankful that the Lord refreshed us in these days. We … Continue reading

Weekly Update from Pastor Phil

Greetings during this holy week of celebrating the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ! Sunday’s gathering to worship gave us lots of encouragement. Our children sang to begin our time of worship and did a beautiful job in singing, “To the King Sing … Continue reading

Weekly Update from Pastor Phil

Greetings! What a wonderful day we enjoyed on Sunday, as we celebrated our 30th anniversary as a congregation! I’m so grateful for all of the many people that put in extra hours and lots of energy to ensure that all of us would have a … Continue reading

Weekly Update from Pastor Phil

Greetings! Our church looks forward to celebrating our 30th anniversary this Sunday, April 2nd! With fear and trepidation, thirty years ago we had our first gathering and the journey called South Woods Baptist Church began. We’ve had many ups and downs through the years, and … Continue reading

Weekly Update from Pastor Phil

Greetings! After our bit of winter reprise, it seems that Spring has arrived. I’m enjoying seeing the leaves budding, flowers blooming, and lawns starting to turn green. That time of renewal reminds us of God’s continued kindness toward us. And it also means that it’s … Continue reading