At Southside, we strive to help believers grow in their faith by having God called men and women in a position to equip them to do the work of ministry. These God-called individuals are responsible for specific areas of ministry within our family of faith. Southside strives to hire well-trained, evangelistic, servant-minded support staff that will lead Southside to evangelize, equip and edify subsequent generations of believers.
Pastor Randy was overwhelmingly chosen as Senior Pastor of Southside in December 2015, after serving for a short time as our Ministry and Discipleship Pastor. He was previously the Senior Pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Lufkin, Texas for almost ten years. Preceding that, Pastor Randy served as Senior Pastor of Mooringsport Baptist Church in Mooringsport, LA for six years. He also served as Pastor at New Light Baptist Church in Mangham, LA for a little over three years. While completing his bachelor's and master's degrees, Pastor Randy served as youth minister at churches in Louisiana and Tennessee.
Growing up in Louisiana, Randy came to know Christ at the age of ten. He was licensed to preach in 1985, and ordained in 1989 by Temple Baptist Church, Monroe, Louisiana. Randy earned a Bachelor of General Studies degree from Louisiana State University, and a Master of Divinity from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, in Cordova, Tennessee.
Randy’s passion in ministry is to see people grow in their relationship with Jesus. He is strongly committed to preaching the changeless truths of God’s Word and in leading the church to reach Lufkin and the world for Jesus Christ.
Randy’s wife, Becky, has been his partner in ministry since 1990. Becky is the Family Advocate Coordinator at Harold’s House, East Texas Alliance for Children. Becky has been involved in leading the women’s ministry, and singing in the Praise Team. Becky has a servant's heart and is always willing to serve others.
The Browns have one daughter, Missouri. Missouri attends Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA. After her graduation in May 2017 she plans to work on her Master’s Degree in Social Work.
Randy enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, and watching sports, especially the LSU Tigers! His favorite Bible verse is Romans 5:8 (ESV), “God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
Director of Children's Ministry
Dawn is our Director of Children's Ministries. Her responsibilities include administration of all Children's Ministry programs for infants through fifth grade, recruiting volunteer workers for children's programming, planning and conducting special activities and project such as VBS, camps, and fellowships, and assessing and recommending program curriculum.
Dawn and her husband Wayne have three children; Heather, Gregory, and Candice. Dawn was born and raised in the small town of Shepherd, Texas and moved to Lufkin in 1994.
Dawn has a love for working with children. She has been privileged to work with children here at Southside, and enjoys every new adventure. She loves to help the children to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Her favorite things to do are hang out with family and watch her daughter at swim meets.
Student and Worship Pastor
Jordan is a graduate of Huntington ISD and has been involved in various ministries within the church for many years. He is married to Britni, a teacher at Huntington ISD, and they have four children, Noah, Elijah, Sam, and Faith. He enjoys playing basketball, the piano, and the guitar, and writing praise and worship songs. If you take a look inside his office you will see he is also a major fan of Star Wars.
Spanish Ministry Pastor
Pastor Ricardo is our Spanish Ministry Pastor. He is married to Mariana and has two children, Erick and Jennifer.