Southside Baptist Church is located in Thornton Heath in the Borough of Croydon. Our mission is to Love God, Love People, and Change the World. We believe this can only happen through sharing the good news of the gospel. We are a diverse church in one of the most diverse parts of London. We are striving to reach out to our community where they are by offering a kids club through a local school as well as an evening program for Children and Youth.
Southside was previously known as Westbrook Chapel. Nine years ago, the church called a new lead pastor to serve its small congregation of four people. By God’s grace, the church grew and developed and emerged as Southside Baptist Church. Another local congregation known as The Sunbeam Mission heard about the revitalization of Southside and merged with them to become one church. Now, Southside Baptist Church is a growing congregation with services at both locations.
While the church has grown, we believe that there is more growth in our future. Our hope is to work with other churches in and around South London to help equip and train up local leaders so they can more effectively lead their churches. We also desire to work with smaller congregations to help revitalize more churches. We are excited to join Partnership and see how we can serve and encourage the local church together.
Pastor, Southside Baptist Church