Westside Christian Church has announced that it is dissolving and joining with Southland Christian Church as they launch their fifth campus in Richmond. All of Westside’s assets and ministries have been transferred over to Southland’s ownership.
Westside will continue to meet on Sunday mornings in their former building at 1432 Fairlane Drive until Southland launches at Madison Central High School on March 22, at which point, they will join them.
According to Senior Minister Sean Plank, Westside’s 46 year long history in Richmond will not be forgotten. “During our Sunday morning gatherings, we are remembering where we have been, but we are also looking forward to where we are going with Southland,” says Plank.
The church voted in favor of this move in 2019. Plank also adds, “As a church, we have been seeking the best way to advance the kingdom of God. We firmly believe that the best way is to join Southland as they love and serve Richmond and Central Kentucky, which is where our heart is.”
Westside was founded in Richmond in 1974 as a plant of Big Hill Avenue Christian Church. Southland was started in Jessamine County in 1956 as a plant of Broadway Christian Church in Lexington. Since then, Southland’s weekly attendance has grown to over 12,000 in four different locations (Nicholasville, Lexington, Danville, and Georgetown).
Richmond will be the fifth campus following its launch on March 22, and plans are reportedly in the works for the sixth campus in Pikeville. More information about the Richmond campus can be found online at comingtoyour.city.