Meet Our Staff


    Lead Pastor, Elder

    Blake White began serving as Lead Pastor at South Side on July 27, 2017. Previously he was the Campus Pastor of the Dripping Springs Campus of Austin Ridge Bible Church. Blake received a B.S. from Angelo State in 2005. He went on to earn a Master of Divinity in Christian Ministry from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2010 and then a Masters of Theology degree in Biblical Theology from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2012. Blake is married to Alicia and they have 5 children: Josiah, Asher, Karis, Knox, and Bo. He enjoys dating his wife, playing with his kids, reading, and has written a dozen theology books. His life verse is Colossians 1:28-2:5.

    To learn more about Blake's books, visit our Blake's Books page or check out his website.


    Student Minister

    Nathan began serving South Side as Student Minister in January of 2019. Nathan is a graduate of Texas Tech University and is a current student at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary pursuing a Masters of Arts in Theological Studies. Nathan and his wife Katy have served churches in Texas, Kentucky, and Oklahoma before joining South Side. He and Katy have one son named Graham. Nathan longs to see students established as followers of Jesus Christ and families equipped to disciple their students in the faith.


    College Minister

    Cody was born in Lubbock, Texas, and grew up in Central Virginia. There he attended Liberty University where he earned a B.S. in Pastoral Leadership, was a decathlete on the track team, and met his wife, Carylynne. They married in 2014. They have a son, Gabriel, and a daughter, Lyla. Cody likes hanging out with family, writing, watching movies, and anything having to do with sports. He enjoys reading anything by C.S. Lewis, John Piper, Tim Keller, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and R.C. Sproul, or any of the Christian Classics. 


    Worship Minister

    Taylor Routon started serving as the worship pastor of South Side Baptist Church in March of 2018. Taylor grew up in the Texas Panhandle and attended South Plains College and Wayland Baptist university earning a bachelors degree. Taylor’s heart for the worship ministry is to center it around the Gospel of Christ. The Gospel is the power of God for salvation and his hope and aim is for people to experience the good news of the Gospel in everything at SSBC… especially the music! Taylor is married to Grace and they have two children-- Remington and Lydia.


    Family Discipleship Minister

    Josh began serving as the Family Discipleship Minister at South Side in February 2020. Josh earned a B.S. in English Education from Florida State University in 2004 and a Master of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2008. Since then, he has pastored in a variety of different roles, including Campus Pastor, Missions Pastor, and Children and Family Pastor. Most recently Josh, his wife Jaclyn, and their five children, Isaac, Caleb, Halle, Hannah, and Evie served as missionaries with the International Mission Board in Mexico in Colombia.


    Financial Secretary

    Sarah has worked in the SSBC office since 2016. Her main responsibilities are handling church finances & membership records. She is married to Chris, and they have 3 children: Noelle, Jared, and Kyle. They have been members of SSBC for 17 years.


    Facilities Manager

    Walt has been a part of South Side since September of 2001. He is a widower since August of 2001 and has 5 sons that grew up in this church. He taught 4/5 year olds for six years and assisted with our AWANA program for 6 years. He also served as a deacon for several years prior to taking his current position of Facilities Manager and Systems Maintainer in 2009.

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