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Meet Our Staff

Mark Ledford

Bro. Mark Ledford grew up in Fort Scott, KS, where he attended Grace Baptist Tabernacle.  He was saved at the age of six, and he began to learn more about God's Word.  While attending Grace Baptist, Bro. Mark met his wife, Kayla, and they were married in 2009.  After they were married, Bro. Mark and Mrs. Kayla served in the choir and began serving in the youth department, assisting the youth pastor and his wife.  While serving in this capacity, the Lord called Bro. Mark and Mrs. Kayla into full-time ministry, and they soon moved to Oklahoma City to attend Heartland Baptist Bible College.

Bro. Mark graduated in 2015, and became the associate pastor at Southside Baptist Church.  Bro. Mark served as the youth pastor and assisted with the music ministry.  In 2018, Bro. Mark became the pastor of Southside.  Bro. Mark and Mrs. Kayla enjoy spending time with their son, Solomon.
Associate Pastor
Austin Golden

Bro. Austin Golden was raised in Central Kansas, where he attended church at Smoky Valley Baptist Church.  Through the preaching of God's Word, Bro. Austin was saved at the age of 15.  One year later, he surrendered to the call to preach.  With this call, Bro. Austin continued his training at Blessed Hope Baptist College.

After graduating, Bro. Austin married his wife, Mrs. Noemi.  Bro. Austin and Mrs. Noemi then moved back to Kansas to be on staff at Smoky Valley Baptist Church.  In October of 2021, Bro. Austin joined the staff of Southside Baptist Church, where he serves as the youth pastor and music minister.