Christ teaches his disciples in Matthew 28:19a, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations.”

In Acts 1:8, Christ says, “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem & in all Judea and Samaria, & to the end of the earth.”

In obedience to Christ’s teaching and in coordination with other local ministries, SouthLake steps out in faith and in full dependence on the Holy Spirit and demonstrates Christ’s goodness and grace to our community.

Our “Jerusalem” is the community of Lake Norman and Charlotte, and we pray the hope of Christ will be cultivated in every person we serve.


SouthLake Christian Academy

SouthLake Christian Academy was founded in 1994 as a ministry of our church. The school started with just 23 students in grades K-3 and has now grown to an entire campus of 650 students in junior kindergarten through twelfth grade.

The vision of SouthLake Christian is that Christ may be preeminent in all things. Because of this, the school is a mission where students are taught the gospel of Jesus Christ through daily instruction in God’s Word. Biblical principles are integrated into every aspect of the students’ lives including academic endeavors, artistic pursuits, athletic competitions, service opportunities, and social interactions. It is our hope that each student and family who comes to SouthLake Christian will come to know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.

To read more about the SouthLake Christian Academy visit:

© 2014 Elaine horton photography - Image of SLCA Lego lab

© 2014 Elaine horton photography - Image of SLCA Lego lab

© Brookstone schools

© Brookstone schools

Brookstone Schools

Brookstone Schools provides quality Christian education for under-served urban students in downtown Charlotte. Brookstone’s mission is “To glorify God by equipping urban students academically, socially, and spiritually for future lives of leadership and service.” Since Brookstone’s inception in 2001, SouthLake has supported its ministry financially and through volunteer efforts.

SouthLake plans and staffs an annual summer Vacation Bible School for Brookstone students. The VBS is a summer highlight for both Southlake and the Brookstone students!

In addition, Southlake members sign up to join Brookstone students for special luncheons and outings.

To read more about Brookstone Schools visit:

The Community Pregnancy Center of Lake Norman

The Community Pregnancy Center of Lake Norman is a Christ-centered ministry committed to upholding the SANCTITY OF HUMAN LIFE.

Staffed by a team of four part-time staff members and twelve volunteers, they share the love of Christ with each woman who enters their doors. The staff also provides spiritual, physical, and emotional support.

SouthLake Church supports the ministry through monthly financial support and also participates in annual fundraisers such as the Walk for Life and Bottles for Babies campaigns.

To read more about The Community Pregnancy Center of Lake Norman or specific ways you can volunteer, visit:

© Community pregnancy center of lake norman

© Community pregnancy center of lake norman

© Sid, Tere, Carol, Millie, and William Druen

© Sid, Tere, Carol, Millie, and William Druen

Sid Druen

serving with RUF since 2009

Campus Minister at Davidson College - Davidson, NC since 2013

After graduating from Davidson College, getting married to Tere, and earning his Master of Divinity from R.T.S, Sid Druen was the Campus Minister at New Mexico State University from 2009-2013. Now, Sid serves at Davidson College with his wife and 3 children. Read more about the Druen’s ministry - here.

Michael Whitham

serving with RUF since 2013

Campus Minister at Johnson & Wales University - Charlotte, NC

Michael Whitham was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma and is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. While in college, Michael was involved with RUF and spent his summers in camp ministry. He met his wife Anna while studying at OU. Anna enjoys taking care of their daughter Eleanor (2014). Michael graduated with his Masters of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC in May 2013. Following graduation Michael took the call to be the Campus Minister at Johnson & Wales University with RUF. Read more about the Whitham’s ministry here.

© Michael & Anna Whitham

© Michael & Anna Whitham

© Health, Jane, & Mary Ladson McLaughen

© Health, Jane, & Mary Ladson McLaughen

Heath McLaughen

serving with RUF

Campus Minister at UNC-Charlotte - Charlotte, NC

Heath is originally from Chattanooga TN where he graduated from the McCallie school. He attended Furman University, where he met his lovely wife, Jane. Heath served at Downtown Presbyterian Church in Greenville South Carolina while completing his M.Div. at RTS Charlotte. Heath and Jane's children, Mary Ladson and Henry, are both full of energy and keep the couple constantly on their toes. Baby number three is due at the beginning of the new semester. Read more about the McLaughen’s ministry here.