About Southview Baptist Church

Southview Baptist Church is an Independent Baptist Church located in Statesville, NC.

Established in 1971, SBC has been preaching God’s timeless truths for nearly half a century. Though times have changed, the Word of God has not and neither have the doctrines and convictions of SBC. Please see our doctrinal statement for information on what we believe and why.

Southview Baptist Church is a friendly and loving church with a firm biblical foundation. We are active in evangelism and soulwinning. We desire to be a lighthouse not only to the world, supporting over 50 missionaries, but especially to our community. We encourage you to visit us and hope you will choose Southview as your home church.


Our Staff

Lead Pastor Walter Wagner

Southview Baptist Church has been pastored by Walter Wagner since 2004. He graduated with his Bachelor’s in Church Ministry and has been in the ministry for over 20 years. Pastor Wagner married Ann in 1991 and they have 2 daughters that have both surrendered their lives to serve the Lord.

He serves as the pastor of our church as well as the principal of Southview Christian School.

Email: pastorwwagner@yahoo.com


Executive Pastor Jerry Shirley

Pastor Jerry serves as an extension of the Lead Pastor’s ministry – preaching, teaching, “visioneering,” and administrating church ministries – allowing Pastor Wagner to focus on the oversight of both the church and its Christian school ministry. An accomplished full-time pastor since 1991, Jerry is the founder and purveyor of Grace Notes Sermon Ministry.  He married Kimberly in 1993 and they have three children.

Email: jerry.shirley@gracenotessermons.com

Associate Pastor Larry Duffer

Larry Duffer has been on staff at SBC since 2005. He earned his Bachelor’s in Pastoral Theology in 1976 at Tennessee Temple. He’s been in the ministry for over 40 years and has pastored for 40 years.

He’s started churches, been a seminary professor and is currently serving on staff working with the missions, along with church and Southview Christian School finances.

Email: duffer_ap@yahoo.com


Assistant and Youth Pastor Jamel Hamka

Jamel Hamka graduated in 2004 with a Bachelor’s in ministry and a Master’s in Ministry in 2008 from Crown College. He’s been serving in the ministry since 2004. He’s been married since 2003 to Charity and has one daughter, Grace.

He serves on staff as the Youth Pastor, media and works in the web ministry.

Email: info@SouthviewBaptistChurch.org


Southview Baptist Church has many ministries that help edify the believer and evangelize the lost. Southview Christian School is a ministry of Southview Baptist Church and assists families in raising their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. See a partial list of ministry opportunities we offer below.

SBC has an active youth ministry, children’s ministry, senior saints ministry and safe & sanitary nursery facility.

Active Youth Ministry

Community Revivals

Senior Saints Ministry

Age Oriented Sunday School Classes

Weekly Soulwinning Opportunities

Master Club for Children

Mission Trips

Ladies Fellowships

TRAC program for Teens


Colleges We Recommend

Southview Baptist Church believes that a solid, Christ-centered education is important, and we highly recommend the following colleges. Click the logos to find more information about each one.

Crown College
Powell, TN


Commonwealth Baptist College
Lexington, KY

West Coast Baptist College
Lancaster, CA


Ambassador Baptist College
Lattimore, NC


Pensacola Christian College
Pensacola, FL


If you would like more information about Southview Baptist Church, we encourage you to contact us. We will be happy to provide more information about our church, our doctrines or anything else you may need!