Pastor Jeff Johnson


Pastor Jeff has been on staff at Southside since 2009.  He originally served as the Children's Pastor.  Currently, he serves as the Student Pastor and Music Pastor. 

Pastor Jeff and his wife Joanna have been working with students for over 24 years in the areas of ministry and public education.  Pastor Jeff holds a B.A. in Christian Education from Southeastern University and is a two-time recipient of the "Who's Who among American Teachers" award.  Joanna holds an M.A. in Educational Leadership from the University of South Florida and trains teachers and administrators for Polk County Schools. 

Pastor Jeff and Joanna have a passion for students and are on a mission to create in them a desire to serve Jesus with all their hearts, mind, and soul.  One visit to our student ministry, The Haven, and you will see the family atmosphere that has been created.  Students come from many different places, yet The Haven is the one place that brings them all together.  The Johnson's are made complete by their three daughters Crimson, Adison, and Aleigh.