Who We Are
We are so excited you have chosen to explore the ministry of Southview. No matter your background or life choices, God desires a relationship with you. We are here to welcome you into our church family and to help you, wherever you are in your Relationship with God. We have many opportunities available to help you draw closer to God, and to others, who are also seeking Him. We offer ministries for the whole family - Adults, Youth, Children, and Nursery. If you have any questions or desire more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Thanks again for stopping by.
Our Pastors and Staff
I began serving as Lead Pastor of Southview in June of 2016, having served in the same role in Charlottesville, VA for 16 years. The son of an Outer Banks’ commercial fisherman, my greatest passion is serving as a ‘fisherman for Jesus, The Son.’ Second only to my love for Christ, is my love for my wife, Lori, and our children, Eryn and Jon Cooper. My wife has affectionately nick-named our family ‘The Nuty Kru.’
In the summer of 2017, I moved from a teaching position in Nashville Metro Schools to the exciting role of Children's Ministry Director. I am highly passionate about Peanut Butter and connecting kids to a powerful life changing Savior. A fun fact about me, in the first grade, I became a published author. In 2020, I was ordained in the church of the Nazarene and became the Children's Pastor.
Executive Pastor and Women's Ministries
I was once a very shy and introverted person, but God has completely transformed me. He has given me a heart for God and a love for people. I am dedicated to reaching out and comforting those who are hurting. My desire is to help people find their purpose in life and guide them toward a personal and intimate relationship with Christ, with love and acceptance.
Teens Media and Technology
I take on many roles here at Southview. My primary role is ministering to teens and families. After spending ten years ministering in other places, it is great to be ministering at the church where I grew up. I am passionate about my family and seeing people come to know, love, and serve God.