1921 – Started as mission to the people of the Musgrove Mill Village by the First Baptist Church of Gaffney and the South Carolina State Mission Board.

1923 – Constituted as a self-supporting church with the name Musgrove Baptist Church chosen.

1950 – Land purchased on West O’Neal Street for the purpose of building a larger facility to meet the needs of the growing church.

1951 – First Worship Service was held in the new facility on April 5.

1952 – Church voted to change the name to Southside Baptist Church.

>1958 – A new educational wing was added to the church.

1980 – Sanctuary was remodeled.

1995 – Additional parking area was added.

2007 – Family Life Center Completed.

Southside has a wonderful history, but it has an even greater future. At the heart of a great church is God’s people being faithful to the direction of the Holy Spirit. Buildings and programs will come and go, but one thing that will not change at Southside is the passion to carry out God’s Great Commission – to reach the world for Jesus Christ.

Pastors who served the Musgrove Baptist Church:

  • Rev. J.L. Painter
  • Rev. Walker Robertson
  • Rev. B.B. Hill
  • Rev. Paul Dobbins
  • Rev. Roy Robinson
  • Rev. J.A. Dobbins
  • Rev. Carol Wright
  • Rev. James Bryant
  • Rev. G.W. Allen

Pastors who have served the Southside Baptist Church:

  • Rev. G.W. Allen
  • Rev. Otis McCluney
  • Rev. Harry E. Crosby
  • Rev. Terry D Cagle
  • Rev. Robert M. Dockery
  • Dr. Wofford B. Caughman Jr.
  • Rev. Charles D. Wilborn

We are a Southern Baptist Church, affiliated with other Southern Baptist Churches in the Broad River Baptist Association, the South Carolina Baptist State Convention and the Southern Baptist Convention.