We are a people of

The Book

Southland has Bible-centered preaching and teaching.  The Bible is the book we live by.  To live right, we need to think right. And we must learn to think God’s thoughts to be usable to Him and prepare our own souls for an eternity of companionship with Him.  This is why Southland Christian Church has a weekly congregational Bible reading plan for the Bible.  

We are synchronized, as a congregation, with our personal weekly readings, family devotions and the message the Pastor preaches each week.   Check our Website's Devotion tab!

Our Beliefs

We believe in Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of the Living God.  We believe in His virgin birth, His sinless life, His sacrificial death, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the Father, and His personal return in power and glory.

We believe that you cannot be saved by any work of your own, but only through Christ's finished work upon the cross: "For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast." Ephesians 2:8-9

We believe that every believer should repent and be baptized according the command of the Lord Jesus Christ.

We believe in the Holy Trinity: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

We believe the Bible to be God’s inspired, inerrant and infallible Word.

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved to eternal life with Christ, and the lost to eternal condemnation.

Our Leadership

Southland Christian Church uses the New Testament model of a leadership team of Elders. 

So when they had appointed elders in every church, and prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord in whom they had believed.” (Acts 14:23, NKJV)


Our Elders are proven men in ministry. They are unique in gifting and they fully compliment one another.  

  • Jeff Cox   Lead Pastor  circlefacebook  circleinstagram  

    I grew up in the city of Bell and was, myself, a "bus kid", picked up and brought to the same church where I now serve as Pastor. I ran away from the Lord, a prodigal, at age fifteen into a life of drug abuse and recklessness. At age 23, broken, I came home to my Father and immediately received the call to serve the Lord in pastoral ministry.  I was mentored under one of Southland's founding pastors, Joe Mize.      


  • Josh Mize  Youth Minister  

    I have always attended Southland Christian Church, as I was born and raised in the church. During my high school years, the Lord used several "disastrous" moments, to humble my heart and expose my sin that I might come to experience his redeeming love and grace. It was through these "Fortunate Falls" that Jesus transformed my life and has called me to minister to other youth in the city I love.