My name is Mary Stephens and I have been the pastor at South Side since December 2017. I'm married to Kenny and mother to Henry. I have earned degrees at Adrian College in Adrian, Michigan (Bachelor of Arts) and Anderson University School of Theology in Anderson, Indiana (Master of Divinity) and Falls School of Business in Anderson, Indiana (Master of Business Administration).
I’m ordained in the Church of God. Before South Side, I was a Ministry Coordinator at Christian Women Connection (the national women’s ministry for the Church of God) and Associate Pastor at Maple Grove Church of God in Anderson, Indiana.
I am at South Side becauseI love Jesus and I love people. I pray that everyone who experiences South Side Church of God will not only encounter Jesus, but find a welcoming place to explore their faith. We are beautifully imperfect people striving to follow Jesus’ command to love God, love others, and serve both. We would love for you to join us!
There are a few other things you should probably know about me. I prefer the window seat on airplanes, my husband makes the best fajitas in the world, I love action/adventure movies, and when I was middle school I wanted to be an astronaut.