Pastors & Staff

Randy Brown

Senior Pastor

Pastor Randy was chosen as Senior Pastor of Southside in December 2015, after serving for a short time as our Ministry and Discipleship Pastor.  He has served in pastoral ministry for over 30 years in Texas, Louisiana, and Tennessee.

Growing up in Louisiana, Randy came to know Christ at the age of ten. He was licensed to preach in 1985, and ordained in 1989 by Temple Baptist Church, Monroe, Louisiana. Randy earned a Bachelor of General Studies degree from Louisiana State University, and a Master of Divinity from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Cordova, Tennessee.

Randy’s passion in ministry is to see people grow in their relationship with Jesus. He is strongly committed to preaching the changeless truths of God’s Word and in leading the church to reach Lufkin and the world for Jesus Christ.

Randy’s wife, Becky, has been his partner in ministry since 1990. Becky has a servant’s heart and is always willing to serve others, having been involved in the women’s ministry and singing in the Praise Team. They have one daughter, Missouri.

Randy enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, and watching sports, especially the LSU Tigers! His favorite Bible verse is Romans 5:8 (ESV), “God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

Ricardo Coss

Spanish Pastor

Pastor Ricardo has been our Spanish Ministry Pastor since May 2017. He was previously pastor of Templo Bautista es Jesus el Senor, which met here at Southside for about 5 years. He has been in pastoral ministry over thirty years. He makes regular trips to his hometown of Irapuato, Guanajuato,Mexico to share the gospel with this community that he loves.

He has been married to Mariana for over 40 years, and they are blessed with two children and four grandchildren. He enjoys playing soccer and basketball.

Jordan Bryan

Student & Worship Pastor

Jordan has been our Student & Worship Pastor since August 2015. Between leading worship on Sundays, teaching student Bible study on Wednesdays, and planning youth activities that promote community and discipleship, he also heads up the Southside Worship writing team, a global mission that shares the gospel through worship music.

Jordan is a graduate of Huntington ISD and has been involved in various ministries within the church since high school. He was licensed to minister by FBC Huntington in 2015.

He and his wife Britni have four children – Noah, Elijah, Sam, and Faith. He enjoys playing basketball, the piano, and the guitar, and writing praise and worship songs.

Dawn Curry

Children's Minister

Dawn directs all of our Children’s Ministries. Her responsibilities include administration of all Children’s Ministry programs for infants through sixth grade, recruiting volunteer workers for children’s programming, planning and conducting special activities and projects such as VBS, camps and fellowships, and assessing and recommending program curriculum.

Dawn and her husband Wayne have three children; Heather, Gregory, and Candice. Dawn was born and raised in the small town of Shepherd, Texas and moved to Lufkin in 1994.

Dawn has a love for working with children. She has been privileged to work with children here at Southside, and enjoys every new adventure. She loves to help the children to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Her favorite thing to do is hang out with family.