Church Staff

Church Staff

Gary Lee Webber

Born in Dayton, Ohio Gary grew up in Jacksonville, graduating from Douglas Anderson and Jacksonville University where he received a degree in Music Education. He and his wife, Sheri, were married in 1993 and have four children: Caleb, Emma, Abby, and Maisy. Gary graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity with Biblical Languages and earned his doctorate of ministry from Beeson Divinity School in 2015. He has served as the Associate Pastor of Milford Baptist Church…

Scott Badgett

Scott and Kathy Badgett are Oklahoma natives that met on the campus of Oklahoma State University where they both graduated. They have been married for over 40 years and have three adult children (1 girl and twin boys) and six grandchildren. They have served as volunteers in multiple churches as Scott’s career moved him around Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Florida. He surrendered to the ministry at age 46 and was called to Chisholm Heights Baptist Church in Mustang, OK where he…

Bryan Cunningham

Bryan was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida, and graduated from the University of North Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication. He is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Christian Education at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Following his senior year of high school, Bryan spent the summer interning in Pigeon Forge Tennessee at First Baptist Church of Pigeon Forge. After that, he started interning at Southside where he completed his bachelor’s work. Following three years of…

Margaret Furnas

Margaret joined the Southside family in 2020. In addition to being Preschool Director, she is also a pharmacy technician at Walgreens. She has three children, Eryn, Alex, and Katelynn. In her spare time, Margaret enjoys reading, crafting, spending time with her family, and solving puzzles and mysteries. Margaret served on the board of directors and coached 14-18U girls softball at Mandarin Sports Association.

Cindy Graves

Cindy joined the Southside family in 1985, making her the official staff antique. A proud graduate of Florida State University with a major in Latin (yes, you read that correctly), she discovered her true calling as a church administrative assistant after two years as a high school teacher. In addition to serving as the pastoral ministry assistant, Cindy sings in the choir, plays handbells, volunteers with guest services, and makes occasional appearances as her bossy alter ego, Beatrice Thistlebottom. Cindy…

Jim Harrelson

Jim was born in Fayetteville, NC and grew up in Jacksonville where in 1982 he enlisted in the United States Air Force. He served for over 20 years during which time he became Section Chief/Senior Flight Mechanic on Air Force One serving George H.W. Bush, William Clinton and George W. Bush. He traveled to 41 countries and was onboard on 9/11 when the world changed. He retired in 2002 and moved back to Jacksonville with his three boys: Christopher, Thomas…

Vickie Harrelson

Vickie has been a member of Southside since 1998. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Christian Studies from the Baptist College of Florida. She has a love for teaching and has worked in many capacities to ensure a Godly influence for all ages, babies through adult. She has participated in faith based grow groups, summer camps and activities, and mission trips, both stateside and international. Vickie is passionate about helping people understand their gifts to mobilize them into ministry opportunities…

Frank Ralls

Frank and his wife, Tara, have five children. He has served as worship leader and creative arts director for churches in Indiana, Florida, and California. Frank is an accomplished musician playing several instruments including piano, guitar, percussion, and bass. Frank has written and produced for companies like Disney, Netflix, Apple TV, and many others, but his heart and calling have always been to the local church. 

Susan Russo

Raised in a Baptist church in Virginia, Susan and was baptized as a young teen. A few years later, while praying at a Centrifuge youth retreat in Ridgecrest, NC, she truly felt that God was with her, repented of her sins, and asked Jesus to be her Savior. Susan joined an Assembly of God campus group at the College of William & Mary and served as a missionary aide to that campus for two years after graduation. While working abroad…

Darren Sides

Darren grew up in Jacksonville, graduating from Orange Park High School and the University of North Florida where he received a degree in Secondary Education. He and his wife, Brandy, were married in 2010 and have one child, Caleb. Darren graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity in 2013. Since 2008, he has served in Student Ministry, Family Ministry, Church Planting, Missions, and Small Group Ministry. Darren has served at Southside as Associate Pastor since 2015.…