About Southview

What we believe matters, because what we believe influences what we do. We believe that to carry on the religious mission of the church, to preserve the function and integrity of the church as the local Body of Christ, and to provide a biblical role model to the church members and the community, it is imperative that all persons who associate with the church as members should abide by and agree to the following statements and conduct themselves in accordance with them.

Southview Christian Church is an independent, non-denominational church. We are affiliated with the independent Christian Churches/Churches of Christ of the North American Christian Convention. We do not believe that we are the only Christians, but we seek to be Christians only. We try to speak where the Scriptures speak, and be silent where they are silent. We have no creed but Christ, no book but the Bible.

Our Statement of Faith and Vision and Mission

The Team

  • Tom Worstell, Pastor


    Tom Worstell has been pastoring at Southview Christian Church in Grandview, Missouri since 1998. Hailing from Milan, MO, Pastor Tom graduated from Central Christian College of the Bible in 1998 and received his MA from MidAmerica Nazarene University in 2014. 

    Pastor Tom has a passion for serving and reaching the city of Grandview with the gospel message. His involvement includes Bright Futures of Grandview. The Bright Futures program seeks to connect the schools, business, churches and others together to meet the needs of those in the Grandview community. He and his wife Nikki also lead a Community group in their home. He also leads, a local Lego Club for boys each month at the church as well. Tom’s service isn’t limited to just his backyard though, but has picked up a hammer or two during mission trips to areas out of state and countries like Mexico, Honduras and Taiwan. He also serves as a dean on the board for West Central Christian Service Camp, in Missouri.

    Tom spends his free time playing basketball, shooting teens with airsoft guns and enjoys playing other games with his three boys Thomas, Jonathon and Timothy. While sipping a Mountain Dew, Tom can be found reading to his young daughter Hope in his favorite chair. On his days off, Tom daydreams of being Batman and fighting crime along with his furry sidekick Coco.

  • Barry Watts, Youth & Children's Pastor


    Pastor Barry Watts is the youth and children’s pastor at Southview Christian Church. He has completed his Business degree at Florida Southern College and has served in the Youth and Children’s Ministry at North Lake Church of Christ and Lawrence Heights Christian Church before joining Southview’s staff in 2015. 

    Barry is an avid golfer who enjoys sports of all kinds; playing, watching or coaching. He enjoys fishing, grilling, woodworking and spending time with his wife Megan and son Isaac. His motto “No coffee is too strong, no pizza too large and bring on the Diet Dr. Thunder!” 

    Above all, Pastor Barry has a passion for mentoring and leading youth and children to a relationship with the Lord that lasts a lifetime.