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About Us

Who we are, where we come from, and where we are headed as a church family 

Who we are

Here is the deal. Southside Baptist Church cares about one thing above anything else, Jesus Christ. Southside is a family of individuals who have found hope in Jesus, and simply want to share that same hope with as many people as possible.

Where we come from

Southside Baptist was started in 1979 as a church plant of First Baptist Paris and in 1983 it became a self-supporting church. We have had a humble begining but our desire has always been to be involved in our community and a place where people can come and be accepted as they are.

Where we’re headed

Today, being a part of the Paris community and being a church that is “For Paris” is a fundamental piece of who we want to become. We believe that for a long time churches have been known for what they are against more than what they are for. We want to change that and be a church that is known for what we are for. One of the things we are for is Paris and how we can help in the process of making our community a great place to live and raise a family.

What this means for you

What does this mean for you? Most importantly, you’re always welcome at Southside. We’re saving a seat for you. Wherever you’re at in your faith journey, you’ll always be accepted as part of the Southside family. 

Beyond that, if you’re ready to plan your first visit, click here. If you want to learn more about our beliefs as a church, click here. Or if you’d simply like to get in touch with a person on our lead team directly, click the button below.

Southside Baptist Church

Address: 1311 S Elm Street

Paris, Arkansas 72855

Phone: 479.963.6158



1311 S Elm Street Paris, Arkansas 72855


(479) 963 - 6158

Worship Service Hours:


Small group: 10am

Worship: 11am and 5pm


Prayer Meeting: 6pm

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