Austin DeLoach, Jr. has served as pastor of Southside Baptist Church, in Lakeland, Georgia, since 1996. He is a 1995 graduate of Liberty University. In 1998 Austin received the Eagle Award from Liberty, a distinguished award given to chosen alumni. Austin is the author of "From Cheese Carrier to Champion", based on the story of David and Goliath, and "Come; The One Word from God That Can Change Your Life."
Austin’s testimony reveals what can happen when a person fully surrenders to Jesus Christ. In high school, he graduated at the bottom of his class; in college he failed four times. At the end of his freshman year in college, he had a 0.7 GPA and considered himself hopeless. Then, one night, his life changed. This story of transformation from feeling hopeless to being passionate about serving Christ is captured in his book, From Cheese Carrier to Champion. His story offers hope to those who have none.
Austin currently pastors Cornerstone Baptist Church in Homerville GA as a dual campus ministry in partnership with Southside Baptist in Lakeland.
Austin married Jennifer Lee on January 29th, 2000. They have three daughters, Alora Gail, KenLee and Dempsey Anna. They live in Homerville, Georgia.
Campus Pastor Kyle Sirmans
Kyle Sirmans has been the campus pastor since March of 2018. You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Media Pastor Scott Sirmans
Scott oversees the education ministries and bible study groups as well as the technology and media ministries of the church.
He was ordained into the pastorate on August 17, 2014 by Southside Baptist Church.
Scott was born in Lakeland, Georgia on November 1st, 1975 and is a life long member of Southside Baptist Church.