Our Team

photoStewart Moody

Lead Pastor

Stewart Moody serves as the lead pastor here at Southbridge. Stewart loves Jesus and people. He enjoys bringing the two together. Stewart frequents area coffee shops, and he loves running and all things outdoors. Stewart’s better half is Julie and she is very supportive in his ministry. The standing joke between them is when he says that he didn’t dance at their wedding because he has no rhythm. He may not have rhythm, but he definitely has a heart for God.

EMAIL STEWART: stewart@southbridge.cc




Brandon Reaves

Worship Pastor

Brandon serves as the Worship Pastor here at Southbridge Community Church. Brandon is a graduate of Georgia Southern University. He also works at Catalyst Promotions. Brandon has been leading worship for many years now at different churches and during his time in college. He enjoys being able to play music and lead people in worship. He also enjoys the Georgia Southern athletics and is a huge fan of the Eagles.

EMAIL BRANDON: brandon@southbridge.cc 








image1Lisa Joyner

Family Minister

Lisa and her husband, Tom, met while attending Georgia Southern College (yes, it’s been awhile). After graduation, they began working in the Atlanta area. After working a corporate job for years, Lisa became a Christian in 1995. An active member of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church for 19 years, Lisa had the privilege of serving on staff for nearly 17 years. In 2016, God began stirring Lisa and Tom’s hearts for Statesboro. With two daughters in the area, it seemed like Statesboro was the best choice for them. Lisa loves to invest in people and is always excited about what God wants to do through Southbridge.

EMAIL LISA: Joyners4J@bellsouth.net

IMG_2461Katie Pursley

Youth Minister

Katie has a Bachelor of Science in Recreation from Georgia Southern University and attended Southbridge all throughout her time at GSU. In July 2016 she completed a 7 month internship with Church of the Highlands in Birmingham, Al. While there, she was an all things kids and outreach intern at the Birmingham Dream Center where she was able to do inner city kids ministry. Katie loves all things outreach and kids/youth ministry.

EMAIL KATIE: katie@southbridge.cc


Erica Deaton

Lingo Land Director

Erica serves in Lingo Land working with children from infant to preschool age. Over the last 12 years, Erica and her husband Jake, have  moved various times while Jake serves in the U.S. Army. After joining Southbridge in 2014, Erica and Jake began serving in children’s ministry. They have three children, Scarlet, Wyatt, and Mollie.

EMAIL JULIE: jakesgurl86@yahoo.com

Philip and ANnaPhilip and Anna Klayman

College Ministers

Philip and Anna Klayman both serve as the College Ministers here at Southbridge.  They got married in 2011 and have had their hand in various ministries ever since.  Philip graduated from UGA with a B.S.A. in Agricultural Economics and Anna graduated from UGA with a degree in International Affairs.  Philip works at a local bank, Anna works at a local paper/chemical supply company, and they both operate a local coffee roaster.  They enjoy college life, coffee, cross-cultural experiences, international food, coffee, frisbee, coffee and coffee…More than all those things, they love Jesus.  He has had a profound affect on both of their lives resulting in a strong desire to see Him glorified.  EMAIL PHILIP AND ANNA: college@southbridge.cc

Ben PhillipsBen Phillips

 Southbridge University Director

Ben serves as the Director of Southbridge University. Ben graduated from Georgia Southern University in 2013, and currently works at Georgia Southern as an Academic Advisor. Ben married his lovely wife Jana in 2013, and together they have a dog named Mosby. He has been involved in youth ministry/college ministry for the past six years, and is excited to see what God has in store for our interns at Southbridge Community Church!

EMAIL BEN: bp01287@gmail.com


Abby Miller

Administrative Assistant

Abby has lived in Statesboro nearly all of her life. She is a Georgia Southern graduate with a degree in education. After several years teaching public school, private school, and even Chinese students online, she left to focus more on her family. She has been a part of Southbridge for a few years now, and loves it! In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband Ken and daughter Emily, coaching competitive high school volleyball, singing, reading, and making things for the people she loves.

EMAIL ABBY: abby@southbridge.cc


Kara HollandKara Holland

GROW Team Leader

Kara serves as the GROW Team Leader at Southbridge. A graduate of Auburn University, she has spent her career working in marketing and promotions first at a sports marketing agency and then for a non-profit ministry called Walk Thru the Bible. Originally from Atlanta, she moved to Statesboro four years ago after marrying her husband, Josh. She’s really excited to be working for Southbridge and can’t wait to see what God will do through the GROW building campaign.

EMAIL KARA: kara@southbridge.cc