Who We Are


More Than Us.
More Than Here.

We are a self-described odd bunch of Jesus followers who love to share life
together in meaningful ways. We find great joy in partnering with our neighbors
in south Austin to share stories of faith, meet the needs families in our city face,
and give people the gift of generous love.

What We Believe

We believe in God, the Father Almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.

We believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and will come again to judge the living and the dead.

We believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy universal church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.


South Church Core Values
We place emphasis on six core values that guide our life together as church. We call them the “Things That Count."

01 — Following
God calls us to live as a church that encourages constant movement toward Jesus.

02 — Partnering
God calls us to live as a church that invites and equips people at every stage of the journey to own the mission and ministry of the church.

03 — Practicing
God calls us to live as a church that empowers people to embrace a lifestyle of faith in every aspect of existence.

04 — Caring
God calls us to live as a church that makes a difference in our world by providing physical, emotional, and spiritual care.

05 — Sending
God calls us to live as a church that embraces His mission in the world.

06 — Launching
God calls us to live as a church that builds new locations of service, community, and worship.

Meet our Staff


Adam & Denise Black
Children’s Ministers

Denise & Adam moved to Austin and became part of the Westover family in 1997. They have been on staff now for 12 years. Their favorite part of the week is greeting the children and families as they arrive on a Sunday morning for worship. In their free-time, Denise & Adam spend as much time as possible with their 3 grown daughters and their four grand-daughters.

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Luke Norsworthy

Senior Minister

Luke met his wife Lindsay, a Leander high school grad, while he was earning his undergrad and graduate degrees at Abilene Christian University. Lindsay quickly converted Luke to being a fan of Austin. He loves eating Torchy’s tacos, reading, fitness and trying to keep up with their three daughters. Luke’s hope is that all sermons are accessible, interesting, and point towards the God who is with you and for you.

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Daniel Clayton
South Church Minister

When you meet Daniel, you will quickly appreciate just how excited and blessed he is to work with an incredible group of people that have made it their mission to love people well in South Austin. Daniel feels honored to have the opportunity to step into the good work Jesus is doing the in lives of people south of the river. You’ll often find Daniel outdoors with his wife Natalie and his three adventurous children, or out riding some greenbelt trails with his friends from the Austin cycling community.

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Mac Freeman
Youth Ministry Coordinator

Mac was born and raised in Austin, Texas and has attended Westover just as long. He is a graduate of Texas A&M and spends most of his free time watching sports or spending time with friends. Mac’s passion is to serve God in whatever way God calls him. He has always had a special place in his heart for serving youth and is beyond excited to be a part of the Westover South church family.

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Jerry Yoder
Worship Minister

Jerry is our transplant from Northern Virginia, by way of Nashville TN. God began using Jerry in a musical capacity in church as a child and professionally as an adult before moving him into full time ministry. He loves finding opportunities to help others use their gifts in worship to our Lord and feels extremely blessed to serve as a music minister for Westover. He and his lovely wife of 22 years, Ava, live in SW Austin with their 3 children, Emily, Josh, and surprise-blessing, baby Eli. When he’s not at our main campus or Westover South, you can find Jerry with his family or at city-wide worship events throughout Austin. He loves Jesus, his family, music, and the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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