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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Age Oriented Sunday School Classes
Weekly Soulwinning Opportunities
Master Club for Children
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.
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!