Ministers

Our ministry team recognizes the authority of God and works under the guidance of our shepherds. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.

 

Anderson JamesJames Anderson, Associate Minister

James Anderson, was born in Lille, France, the son of Melvin and Iva Anderson, American  missionaries working in northern France.  James met his wife Diane at Harding University. They married in 1976.  They have two grown children, Luke and Lara.  James taught and coached for twelve years before becoming Assistant Dean of Student Services at Harding.    After serving as Assistant Dean for seven years, he worked  for Truth for Today. James became Associate Minister at West Side in 1999 and leads our Golden Years program.

 

 

 

 


Reeves, Steve_2Steve Reeves, Pulpit Minister

Steve was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, where he attended the Holmes Road Church of Christ. He graduated from high school at Harding Academy of Memphis and received his Bachelor’s degree in Bible from Harding University in 1983. He later received a Master’s Degree in Bible from David Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee. He has done further graduate study at Harding School of Theology.
During his senior year in high school, he met Tami Harris at Wednesday night Bible class. They were married four years later in August of 1980. They have been married 33 years and have four children and seven grandchildren. Before becoming the Pulpit Minister at West Side in August 2013, Steve preached at congregations in Arkansas, Tennessee, and Mississippi for 29 years.  This time includes ten years with the Goodman Oaks church in Southaven, Mississippi, (suburb of Memphis).
Steve is the author of three books and has also written numerous articles for such publications as Gospel Advocate, Power For Today, 21st Century Christian Adult Quarterly, and others. Tami is a speech therapist working with the Dardanelle public school district.

 

 

941868_935529659611_38610495_nJohn White, Youth Minister

John grew up in a small town in Mississippi near Starkville. John came to West Side in August 2011 from the Cloverdale Church of Christ, where he served as the Youth Ministry intern for two summers. He is a graduate of Harding University with a degree in Youth and Family Ministry.

John and his wife Jessi met while they were students at Harding University. They have two daughters, Maya and Elly, and a dog named Bella. They love God and always seek to do what His will is for their lives. They love teenagers, especially for the energy and passion they bring to the church. Jessi is a stay-at-home mom and an Adjunct Professor in the College of Education at Harding University.