Dr. Ben Hayes has served as our pastor since November 2007. Saved in 1978 at the age of 16, he began preaching soon after. His first pastorate began in 1982 soon after he married Sonya, and he has served as the pastor of seven churches for over 30 years. Bro. Ben and Sonya are the proud parents of Jennifer Carr, married to Rob, and Ashley Andrews, married to Jon. They also have the distinct privilege of being the grandparents of Hayes Paten Carr and Lucy Elanor Andrews with a third grandchild coming in February of 2016.
For more information about Bro. Ben, go to http://www.drbenhayes.com.
MINISTER OF MUSIC AND SENIOR ADULTS
Wayne Baggett has been on staff at Southside Baptist since 1992. A Mississippi native, he graduated from Mississippi State University and New Orleans Baptist Seminary. He and his wife Peggy, an educator, have two grown children and one grandchild.
Pam Gray has been the ministerial assistant at Southside Baptist Church since July, 2011. She lives in Hartselle with her husband, Jeff Gray, and they are members of First Baptist Church Hartselle. Pam and Jeff have two daughters, Brandi who lives in Oxford and Meaghan who lives in Ozark. Both are special education teachers.
MINISTER OF YOUTH AND FAMILY OUTREACH
Ben is a recent addition to the Southside staff. He was saved at a young age and accepted God’s call to the Gospel Ministry in 2010. Ben graduated from Auburn University in 2012 where he met his wife Abby. Ben and Abby got married in May 2013 and were just blessed with their first son, Cooper Lee Tinley, who was born February 9th, 2016. Ben is currently finishing his M.Div. from Mid America Baptist Theological Seminary.