Our Mission

The mission of South Point Church is to see God glorified in every nation through the faithful preaching of the Word, equipping the saints for the work of the ministry, and the sending of missionaries into our city/state/nation/world.

Our History

Redeemer Church was planted by Brad Walker in 2015 in cooperation with the North American Mission Board, Southeastern Indiana Baptist Association, and several other local churches in order to faithfully proclaim the Good News of Jesus in Southern Indiana.

Faith Community Church was started in 1983 in the northern end of New Albany. Under the recent leadership of David Harkleroad, the congregation has developed a rich love for the Word of God and desires to impact the community with the Good News of Jesus.David and Brad were introduced in 2017 and a friendship quickly formed. It was a blessing to have a like-minded pastor in the area to share the joys and burdens of pastoral ministry, not to mention let our kids get together and play. Through this time, they eventually began talking about whether or not merging the two congregations would be a good step forward.

After many months of praying and seeking outside counsel, the elders of both churches met for the first time in November of 2019 and began exploring a potential merger.Over the next month both churches hosted “town hall” meetings, had private conversations with members, and asked/answered questions of one another. In December of 2019, the elders decided to move forward with the idea and formally present the idea of a merger to each respective church.

On April 5, 2020, members of Redeemer Church and Faith Community Church affirmed the merger of these two congregations into one body, now forming South Point Church. Our desire is to continue being a bold Gospel witness in Southern Indiana, making disciples here while also discovering/developing/deploying more pastors, church planters, counselors, and missionaries to carry that mission forward - all for the glory of God.

Ross Heinz

Ross has been a part of South Point Church ever since his childhood, when his family began worshipping here (then Faith Community Church) in the late 90’s. Since then, Ross has gotten married and had kids while continuing to serve the church in the capacity of Family Ministries Director.

David Harkleroad

David has been a part of South Point Church since 2017, first as the lead pastor of Faith Community Church. His primary responsibilities include member care, counseling, and preaching. David received a Master of Arts from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY.

Josh Van Der Merwe

Josh has been a part of South Point Church since 2015 – first as a volunteer worship leader at Redeemer Church and now part-time staff in his current role. His primary responsibilities include shepherding the flock through selecting Christ exalting songs for our congregation to sing and leading us in...