The Distinctive Foundations of Southside Baptist Church

Southside Baptist Church was founded in 1969 with the belief that christains should live out their faith by genuinely following Christ, daily fellowshipping with Him, & humbly using their God given gifts to glorify him; thereby, growing in the grace and knowledge of the one and only true lord and savior of mankind, Jesus the Christ. Today our ministry is over 50 years old and continues to grow from this foundation. In addition, as all Christain fellowships we too have our own distinctives which set us apart to some extent from other Christain groups. Ours may be summed up in the following:


We are:

  • Pastor Led, Deacon Advised and Facilitated, & Congregationally Governed.
  • A Southern Baptist Heritage:We were founded as a S. B. C. Church and to this day continue to contribute to its cooperative program wholeheartedly subscribing to the SBC's "Baptist Faith & Message 2000."
  • Common Baptistic Christain Distinctives: Baptism by Immersion, Soul Competency, The Priesthood of all Believers, Great Commission & Great Commandment Focused, Balanced Biblical Theology, & Eternal Security.

Meet Our Leaders

Pastor: Don Hoy

Bro. Don has been the pastor of Southside Baptist Church (SSBC) for 9 years coming to serve us in 2011. Born in Baton Rouge in 1958, he came to know Christ as his personal lord and savior and was baptized while attending North Highlands Baptist Church at the age of 11.  He received the call into full time Christian service in 1980 while in college and eventually began to serve as a minister after being licensed by NHBC in 1982.  Pastor Don attended New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, graduating from NOBTS with a Masters of Divinity in Biblical Studies in 1985 and

was ordained as a Southern Baptist Minister in 1986 at his home church, North Highlands Baptist Church. Pastor Don has served in a variety of roles over the years as a Home Mission Board Intern, a Civil Air Patrol Chaplain - since 2010, and as a baptist minister of the gospel in itenerent preaching, Conference Speaking, Music/ Worship ministry, and Children’s/ Youth ministry totaling over 38 years in 8 churches among Southern Baptists in Mississippi and Louisiana.  He has a B.A. in Health, Phyiscial Education, & Coaching from Southeastern Louisiana University, as well. He is married to Susan, his lovely wife of 40 years and has three adult children, Daniel, Stephanie, and Steven.   He loves to hang out with his family, fly, do wood work, swim, bike, run, and encourage others in their relationship with God.

Music Minister: Donnie Lee

Bro. Donnie Lee has served SSBC as our Minister of Worship for 7 years of his 24 years of vocational christian ministry. His duties include all aspects of our church's services and fellowship gatherings related to congregtional worship such as heading up our worship ministry team, selecting our weekly worship music, preparing music for choir specials, and preparing those involved for special worship service programs at such times as Christmas and Easter. Donnie was born in 1953 in Jasper, AL and came to faith during revival services in the area at the age of 13 in 1966. Shortly, thereafter he made his public profession of faith being baptized at and joining Huntsville Park Baptist Church of Huntsville, AL, where he began to grow, as all believers do, in sanctification and christain discipleship. Then in 1995 after having relocated to Baton Rouge, LA and joining Sherwood Baptist Church he was led of the Lord to begin lay leader work as their youth choir director. Equipped with secular musical training and the empowerment of God's Spirit he continued in this role for 6 years after which he was called to be Sherwood's interim Worship Minister, a role he fulfilled from 2008 through 2010. Then in 2011 at the prompting of our Lord he went on to serve Coyelle Baptist Church as interim Worship Minister for a year before being led to serve at SSBC in 2012 as our diligent part-time Minister of Worship. He and his beautiful bride of 42 years, Carol, have 2 adult children: Melissa and Patrick. He loves to spend time with his family, sing, read, fish, and aid others in understanding what it means to genuinely worship God.

Southside Baptist Church

7572 Vincent Rd

Denham Springs,  70726


Phone: 225-665-5868


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