Lead Pastors - Craig & Patti Wendel  Craig and Patti Wendel have been in full-time ministry since 1993.  Their work has included youth, missions, executive and administration.  It seems as though God was preparing them all along to plant a church.  One of Craig's passions in life is sharing the genuine gospel message in a fun and humorous way.  He inspires life-change through his Sunday talks and his everyday, walking around life.  Patti enjoys life at home with Sierra, Phoebe & Noah, while also assisting in the leadership of SouthPoint.

Lead Pastors - Craig & Patti Wendel

Craig and Patti Wendel have been in full-time ministry since 1993.  Their work has included youth, missions, executive and administration.  It seems as though God was preparing them all along to plant a church.

One of Craig's passions in life is sharing the genuine gospel message in a fun and humorous way.  He inspires life-change through his Sunday talks and his everyday, walking around life.  Patti enjoys life at home with Sierra, Phoebe & Noah, while also assisting in the leadership of SouthPoint.

 Worship Architect - Katie Marlier  Katie developed musical interests at a very early age. She began classical piano training at the age of 4 and has been a fixture in the local music scene for the past 13 years.  She and her husband, Brandon, live in Hernando, MS with their 2 children, Maddie & Owen. Katie is passionate about leading people into a closer relationship with God through music and worship. She enjoys various forms of art and cooking and is very thankful for coffee. 

Worship Architect - Katie Marlier

Katie developed musical interests at a very early age. She began classical piano training at the age of 4 and has been a fixture in the local music scene for the past 13 years.

She and her husband, Brandon, live in Hernando, MS with their 2 children, Maddie & Owen. Katie is passionate about leading people into a closer relationship with God through music and worship. She enjoys various forms of art and cooking and is very thankful for coffee. 

 Associate Pastor - Craig (O.C.) Howell  Master of Crayons and Graphics - Vina Howell  Craig (O.C.) Howell has been involved in various capacities of ministry since 1998. He is passionate about Jesus and fostering healthy relationships. Music, superheroes, and making superheroes out of others gets him excited.    As the Master of Crayons and Graphics, Vina helps make the vision and mission of SouthPoint ocular and aesthetically pleasing. She's a sucker for great design, pretty packages, and she's not opposed to living inside of the Restoration Hardware catalog.   Originally from Virginia, they currently live in Southaven, MS with their three girls, Gia, Phoebe, & Ivy.

Associate Pastor - Craig (O.C.) Howell

Master of Crayons and Graphics - Vina Howell

Craig (O.C.) Howell has been involved in various capacities of ministry since 1998. He is passionate about Jesus and fostering healthy relationships. Music, superheroes, and making superheroes out of others gets him excited.  

As the Master of Crayons and Graphics, Vina helps make the vision and mission of SouthPoint ocular and aesthetically pleasing. She's a sucker for great design, pretty packages, and she's not opposed to living inside of the Restoration Hardware catalog. 

Originally from Virginia, they currently live in Southaven, MS with their three girls, Gia, Phoebe, & Ivy.

 Children's Pastor - Ashley Anderson  Ashley and her husband J came to SouthPoint in search of a place to worship and grow spiritually that they felt comfortable in...and they have been here ever since! Ashley is over our kids area, which is broken down into 3 age appropriate groups.  J serves alongside her, helping to ensure the kids of SouthPoint receive the same life changing experience that our adults do, during the Sunday morning worship experience.

Children's Pastor - Ashley Anderson

Ashley and her husband J came to SouthPoint in search of a place to worship and grow spiritually that they felt comfortable in...and they have been here ever since! Ashley is over our kids area, which is broken down into 3 age appropriate groups.

J serves alongside her, helping to ensure the kids of SouthPoint receive the same life changing experience that our adults do, during the Sunday morning worship experience.

 Associate Pastor - Todd Hollis  Todd Hollis was raised in an Air Force family, so home is any and everywhere. However, he would call Biloxi, MS his true home. He as been involved in ministry for several years. He and his beautiful wife Allison are blessed to have four lovely children, Mary Lacey who is balancing college and work, Brady who is a hard working senior in highschool, Miles his old soul son, who is in elementary school and Beckham the baby, who absolutely loves music.  He has a passionate heart for God's children.  Favorite Scripture: "Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." Hebrews 11:1

Associate Pastor - Todd Hollis

Todd Hollis was raised in an Air Force family, so home is any and everywhere. However, he would call Biloxi, MS his true home. He as been involved in ministry for several years. He and his beautiful wife Allison are blessed to have four lovely children, Mary Lacey who is balancing college and work, Brady who is a hard working senior in highschool, Miles his old soul son, who is in elementary school and Beckham the baby, who absolutely loves music.  He has a passionate heart for God's children.

Favorite Scripture: "Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." Hebrews 11:1

 Sunday Morning Director - Cyndy Smart Chambers  Cyndy came to SouthPoint by way of Mosaic Church as part of the original launch team in 2006. She committed to staying one year to help launch the church, but instead found a new home, purpose and love here in Southaven. Cyndy knows firsthand the blessings that God wants to share with us, if we will just step out in faith and trust that He has it under control. If you’ve ever wondered if God really does speak in still, small voices and unique circumstances, ask Cyndy to tell you how she heard God telling her to pick up and move 600 miles from home.   After many years as SouthPoint’s Experience Director, Cyndy has stepped into the new role of Game Day Director, leading the New Volunteer Experience and making sure that Sunday is the best day of your week!  Cyndy, and her husband Paul, live in Southaven with their two beloved puppies Chris and Hope, and the Fat Cat.  

Sunday Morning Director - Cyndy Smart Chambers

Cyndy came to SouthPoint by way of Mosaic Church as part of the original launch team in 2006. She committed to staying one year to help launch the church, but instead found a new home, purpose and love here in Southaven. Cyndy knows firsthand the blessings that God wants to share with us, if we will just step out in faith and trust that He has it under control. If you’ve ever wondered if God really does speak in still, small voices and unique circumstances, ask Cyndy to tell you how she heard God telling her to pick up and move 600 miles from home. 

After many years as SouthPoint’s Experience Director, Cyndy has stepped into the new role of Game Day Director, leading the New Volunteer Experience and making sure that Sunday is the best day of your week!

Cyndy, and her husband Paul, live in Southaven with their two beloved puppies Chris and Hope, and the Fat Cat.  

 Administrative Assistant - Becky Tutor

Administrative Assistant - Becky Tutor

 Director of Operations - Charley Short  Charley has worked with SouthPoint since 2012. Prior to working in the church, he spent over 20 years in various operational and leadership positions in multiple industries. He is also the Executive Director of 51 South, an organization that helps adults and children that have been involved in human trafficking.   Charley has been married to his lovely wife, Lisa, for 18 years. They have 23 year old son, Christopher.

Director of Operations - Charley Short

Charley has worked with SouthPoint since 2012. Prior to working in the church, he spent over 20 years in various operational and leadership positions in multiple industries. He is also the Executive Director of 51 South, an organization that helps adults and children that have been involved in human trafficking. 

Charley has been married to his lovely wife, Lisa, for 18 years. They have 23 year old son, Christopher.

 Team Coordinator - Melissa Free

Team Coordinator - Melissa Free

Trustees

  • Scooter and Diane Holliday
  • Keith and Julie Johnson
  • Jonathan and Karen Richey
  • Mike and Terri Igleheart

Lead Team

  • Band - Mike Igleheart
  • AVLO- Tom Briggs
  • Creative - Vina Howell
  • Fresh Start - Terri Igleheart 
  • Hospitality - Anthony and Stephanie Fincher
  • Impressions - David Moore
  • KidsPoint - Ashley Anderson
  • Facilities - Charley Short
  • Security - Tony Pirkle
  • Oneighty (Youth Leaders) - Darryl and Melissa Conen, Austin Waldrop
  • Team Coordinator- Melissa Free