Non-Staff Elders

South Side Baptist Church is led by a group of men called Elders.  Some of the Elders are staff pastors and some are laymen.  These lay Elders, or non-staff Elders, are listed here.

  • Russell Ueckert (

    Russell and Linda have been part of South Side since 2007. He is a veterinarian in Abilene. Russell  teaches a Sunday School class and oversees the Men’s Ministry at SSBC.  He and Linda have 2 grown daughters and one grandchild.

  • W.O. has been a member of South Side since 2007. W.O. works as a paralegal. He and his wife, Mendi, have two daughters and six grandchildren. They currently work in our Children’s Ministry and Worship Ministry.

  • Scott Kemp (

    Scott has been a member of South Side since 2002. He is retired and serves as a volunteer consultant in  our church office. Scott and his wife, Linda, have three grown children and one grandchild. Scott offers oversight to our Benevolence Ministry, and has helped facilitate several of our family mission trips.

  • John has been a member of South Side since 2015.  John is retired but was previously a CPA. He and his wife, Linda, have a son and a daughter and six grandchildren. John currently teaches an adult co-ed class.

  • Samuel Maroney (

    Samuel and Karol have been a part of the South Side family since 2010. Samuel is a physician here in Abilene. He works with our College Ministry and our Missions Team. He and Karol have four daughters: Kenyah, Indiah, Joyah, and Mariah.