Meet Our Staff

Rev. Schuyler Peterson

Senior Pastor


Dr. Schuyler Peterson was called to be the Senior Pastor of Southside in 2011. His desire is to connect God’s unchanging truth with a diverse culture through creative and relevant teaching. Always centered on a key passage of Scripture, he helps people relate to God through His Word. Schuyler is a husband and a father of three daughters.



Rev. Cameron Wilson

Minister of Children


Cameron was called to be the Children's Minister in October of 2013. He has a passion for teaching kids about Jesus and God's love for them. He believes parents should be the primary spiritual leaders for their kids, and is anxious to come alongside them, teach and love their kids, and support them however he can through the Children's Ministry. Cameron's wife, Jamie, is a huge part of his ministry. They live in Spartanburg and have two sons and one daughter.



Rev. Chris Murrell

Minister of Music & Senior Adults


Rev. Chris Murrell was called to Southside in 2013 to serve in the areas of Music and Senior Adults.  Chris has served churches in Perry, Georgia, Boiling Springs, South Carolina, and Greenville, South Carolina.  Chris is husband to the musically talented Tammy Parris Murrell, originally from Spartanburg.  They have one son, Cade, who enjoys music, art, and comic strips. Worship is man’s highest calling!  Join us on Sundays for unique, exciting, and relevant times of praise and adoration. Join me on Facebook!



Chris Bobo

Minister of Youth


Chris Bobo began serving as our Youth Minister on Sunday, August 18th, 2019. Southside has been Chris’ church since the day he was born. Chris is the founder and owner of Cross Anchor Web Design. He was baptized and married at Southside, where he is also an ordained deacon. Having worked with our youth and college students for many years as a layman, he has preexisting relationships with most of the families that he is now serving in a staff role. His wife Alyssa is also very involved in the ministry, as she has been for many years. Their son Jay is along for the ride.


Kelly Thackston

Administrator/Financial Secretary


Kelly Thackston is our Church Administrator/Financial Secretary. She is a member of Enoree First Baptist Church, where she serves on the Budget Team, Audit Team, and children’s ministry. She is a native of Woodruff and is married with two children.


Judy Hatchette

Administrative Assistant to Music and Finance