Praying For Husbands
This is a video clip of the kind of intercession that goes forth at SCF for men.
Young Leaders of SCF
On 5th Sundays, the youth lead the service.
Pastor Eddie Mason Sermon Excerpt
Powerful messages are delivered during Sunday services and midweek.
Celebrating Our Lord
David's Army & Young Women of Virtue dance to Hosanna!
SCF Women's Fellowship
Women of all ages gathered to fellowship at SCF.
SCF Women's Fellowship
The women of SCF regularly gather to encourage, edify and strengthen one another.
SCF Congregation
Sunday service at SCF begins at 10:30am EST every Sunday.
Standing for Revival
Pastor Eddie Mason is leading SCF toward a corporate revival.
IGNITE Student Ministry
The student ministry of SCF leads worship on the 5th Sunday of every month.
Celebrating Our Young People
Southside Christian Fellowship's pastors and elders pray for and prophesy over the children of the church.

Kingdom greetings! Welcome to the online home of Southside Christian Fellowship of McDonough, Georgia. We are a non-denominational, Christian ministry that embraces people from all walks of life who are seeking an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ.

Our ministry is located in the heart of Henry County which is one of the fastest growing counties in the nation. If you are new to the area, please accept this welcome as invitation to join us at one of our worship services. When you visit, you will probably hear Papa Herman greet you with SCF's motto: "In this place you are loved, accepted and received!"

These are not just words, but the cornerstone behind who we are in the lives of those in our SCF family. As followers of Christ, we sincerely embody that simple statement individually and corporately. Our congregation is diverse and representative of many different backgrounds, nationalities and experiences who have unified in their love and devotion to the belief and ministry of Jesus Christ. We would love to have you fellowship with us or join our growing family.

Southside Christian Fellowship, in McDonough, GA,  is a maturing body of believers, flowing in the gifts of the Spirit, walking out the anointed call of Jesus. Restoration and compassion are our hallmark. Many people come that need to be healed emotionally and physically. Others come simply needing to be encouraged, redirected and sent back out. Still others need deliverance from all forms of addiction and perversion. We are a warring people, not willing to accept the values reflected by our current society, but willing to allow God to use us as agents of change. Our call is not one dependent upon the approval of man or the acceptance of those who are in power in the political, social, or religious arenas. Ours is a call to revolution!


Our battle is not with man, but with the principalities of darkness. Ours is a quest of love, regenerating everyone and everything we come in contact with, through the power of the Holy Spirit. We believe the kingdom of God is here now, and yet it is still to come in fullness. We believe that the model prayer is not one spoken by rote or in futility, but rather one of reality, declaring that His will, will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Prayer and Fast for Israel begins Sunday, November 12th at 6:00 p.m. and ends Wednesday, November 15th at 6:00 p.m.  The church will be open for prayer at 10:30 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. each day.

Men’s Breakfast is Saturday, November 18th at 9:00 a.m. in the kitchen.  Bring your guests!

There will be a Community Thanksgiving Dinner here at SCF again this year on Thursday, November 23rd at 12 noon in the gym.  Invite anyone you know who would love to have a place to have Thanksgiving dinner.  There is no charge.

There is a sign-up sheet for Evangelism Classes.  When a class of 10 or more has been assembled, the dates will be announced. 

Peanut butter is needed to feed the homeless.  There is a container for donations in the foyer.  Toys and clothes are also being collected for Christmas.  Please leave those at the Welcome Center marked “Sarah Richards”.  Thank you!

“Coffee Corner” is taking a break during the cold months.  Thank you to everyone who helped out with this ministry!

Godstar Miracles of Life Ministry meets Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. upstairs.  Contact Pastor Angela Chester 678-232-9281.

For prayer needs or to become a part of the prayer chain please email April Dodgen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you are scheduled for Special Music or Dance please email Earnie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange sound set-up.

You may order sermon CDs at the Welcome Center.  The cost is $3.00 each and no charge for Children’s Church workers. 

If you have donations for the Jail Ministry Christmas bags, please give those to Beverly Davis.  Your help is very much appreciated.  

We have a FREE clothes closet upstairs!  Bring your friends. Thank you Margaret Robinson for your hard work! 

 Worship & Fellowship Opportunities at SCF                                   

  Time and Event

9:30 a.m.  Adult Sunday School

10:30 a.m.   Worship service


10:30 a.m     Intercessory prayer – Pastor's Office



10:30 a.m.     Intercessory Prayer – Pastor's Office                               

7:00 p.m.    “Ignite Student Ministry” Youth Meeting                         

7:00 p.m.     Remnant “Kingdom Preparation” 1st & 3rd weeks


 1:00 p.m.    Bible Study –Pat Castellaw’s home



7:00 p.m.      Hidden Treasures Bible Study

7:30 p.m.      Young Women of Virtue

7:30 p.m.      David’s Army 


6:00 a.m.      Prayer in Pastor’s Office-EVERY 1ST SATURDAY



Bridge Builders Bible Study Groups meet in various locations Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday.  

Call the church office for more information. 

Church Office: 770- 957-5909





















Hugh is one of own from SCF.  God called him to Mexico several years ago but instructed him to get things in order here before leaving.  He continued working until he could retire from his position, sell his home and get completely out of debt.  He raised his support and left for Mexico in July of 2003.  Hugh has a heart for the poor and the children of Mexico.  He is under the training and leadership of John and Judy Whitener, whom we also support.  He has only been in Mexico a short time but he is learning to speak the language and ministering the love of the Lord to the people of Guadalajara.


“FIRE FROM HEAVEN”---John and Judy Whitener

John and Judy have a desire to reach the people of Mexico with the “Fire of the Holy Spirit.”  John has set a goal of reaching a million souls for Christ.  He and Judy will do this through preaching the gospel and drama.  Together they run school training up ministers for world missions.  The plan is to send Mexican missionaries all over the world. God has given Judy a heart for Cuba.  She has been able to develop a dynamic drama ministry there.  Together they will bring revival to many nations.


“BETHEL MISSION OUTREACH”---Gary and Linda Hyppolite

Gary and Linda serve as Missionaries to Haiti while also being a part of the SCF family. Bethel Mission Outreach is an international ministry God is using to meet the needs of people in the U.S. and Haiti. Their passion is to lift Jesus up, to reach the lost everywhere for Christ, and meet the needs of the poor.  God called them to the mission field in Haiti about 6 years ago.  What started with a handful of bibles has become a great ministry, with thousands of French and Creole bibles and tracts being distributed. They minister to the sick and imprisoned, feed multitudes, and show the Jesus film in Creole.  They also support two schools and an orphanage. The 24 Hour Worship Center is currently being constructed and the Missionary Refuge Center will start construction soon!


“FAITH  REVIVAL END TIMES MINISTRY”---Joshua and Priscilla Cheng

Pastor Joshua and Priscilla Cheng are our missionaries to Cameroon and the world.  They also are members of the body here at SCF.  They were both born in Cameroon and the Lord brought them to the U.S. in 2000 to prepare them for their global calling.

They believe they are called to prepare the way of the Lord by planting churches, discipling and equipping the body of Christ through Spiritual and economic empowerment.  They hope to see a church that presents Jesus Christ to the world not only as Lord and Savior but also as provider.  They walk together with other churches to prepare Cameroon and Africa for the coming revival.

Their future vision is planting more churches, raising up more Pastors, opening schools, health facilities, rehabilitation centers, vocational training facilities to cater to the needs of the poor and less privileged. Their vision is equipping the whole man.



Beverly, a longtime member of SCF, ministers to women and men in the Henry County Jail at “Chapel Call” two to three times a week and on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month.  She makes phone calls to family members, attorneys and judges on behalf of the inmates and provides them with stamps, envelopes, paper, pencils and Christian books.  She mails packages, money orders and provides clothing, transportation and assistance in locating rehabilitation centers for the inmates upon their release.  Beverly also ministers to the Sheriff’s officers and staff.  AtChristmas parties are held for inmates where the inmates as well as officers have refreshments and receive gift bags. She also ministers at Truck Stop 10-4 in connection with Truck Stop Ministries.



Pastor Diane’s ministry partners with Ms. Moreen Bailey to assist with a local Senior Citizens group of 50-70 members in Cape Town Africa.  She also assists Ms. Theresa Cloete with the Oasis Home for HIV/Aids babies where food, clothes, books, toys, school supplies, candy and monetary donations are provided.  The ministry supports the Oasis School for the severely mentally handicapped.  Diane supplies food twice monthly for Riverwood Apartments in Jonesboro, Mechanicsville Church of God in Christ in Atlanta and Faith Revival End Times Ministries in Lithonia.  The food ministry supplies food to 12-20 families a month. At Christmas time gift bags are prepared with food and toiletry items for women prisoners and the women of Sister’s Keeper battered women’s shelter in Clayton County.


“7 THUNDERS MINISTRY”---Kirk and Dee Bennett

·       Build the body of Christ through the ministry of prayer and prophecy

·       Builds and trains teams of people to prophecy to individuals in the ZHOP

·       Travels taking teams of young people into the nations on short ministry trips to stir and encourage joyful and intimate worship, prayer and prophecy.

·       Produces teachings and music to inspire others in their walk with God.

·       Is validating that many young people are called to a fulltime prayer life for some, most or the rest of their lives.

·       Teaching, empowering and training many…in the Forerunner School of Prayer in Kansas City, through one-day seminar in KC…Through teaching materials, through traveling teams.


“LIVING WATERS MINISTRY”---Bud & Beverly Gammalo

Pursuing Sexual and Relational Wholeness in Christ-is an in-depth healing/teaching/discipleship series.  Its goal is to lay a foundation for sexual and relational wholeness.  The basic premise of Living Waters is that Jesus is committed to enabling us to love.  When we are confused or broken in our relational or sexual identities, we are bound in our capacity to love others according to the will of Christ.  We thus need His grace and restoration to heal our sexuality.  Living Waters aims to minister that healing.



The mission and mandate of Blow the Trumpet Int’l is to bring clarity and focus to the church in understanding the times in which we find ourselves living in light of current world events and bible prophecy.


“TRUEGOD.TV”—Franklin Mayfield

Mission: To go into all the earth, proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ in every major language, culture and people group; utilizing Internet technology, video presentations, product distribution and marketing strategies - - Global Christian Internet Television. [Mathew 28:18-20] Vision: Capturing the imagination for Christ using entertainment and current technology. Bringing sound biblical teaching, multi-cultural expressions of worship and creative ministry presentations – consistently, faithfully and globally.  [Psalm 26:7] Purpose:To educate, inform and inspire all to receive salvation in Jesus Christ; achieve a closer walk with God; and live holy, purpose-filled lives to the Glory of God. [Ephesians 4:11-13]



The Voices of Christ Apostolic School of the Scribe exists as a training and equipping center for leaders pursuing the scribal ministry and the literary arts, especially those who are called to lead others and build worship communities in the marketplace. For nearly 20 years, VOC has served as a place of refuge, safety and security for this unique population of ministers globally -- strengthening them with biblically sound teaching, accountability, teaching and training, and resources to expand their ministries. God has given Theresa a heart to minister to artists; and help them navigate the arenas to which they are called. She also has a heart for the broken, displaced and for communities coming out of tradition and religion. In this season, Voices of Christ is playing an integral role in helping congregations transition from out-dated church paradigms into 21st Century models through the worship arts.


WATERS OF MOUNT HERMAN-WMH---Ken and Sarah Richards

Ken and Sarah Richards are SCF members and minister at truck stops to truckers.  They are offering an outreach reach ministry for salvations and rides for people in emergency situations.  Ken and Sarah previously worked with Truckstop Ministries and Ken was a chaplain for them for 20 + years.  Funds are raised through donations from individuals, churches, organizations as well as speaking engagements.



Who we are: The International House of Prayer Atlanta is a Christian missions organization dedicated to night and day prayer and walking out the Great Commission.  We are committed to equipping and sending missionaries to the nations of the earth to see revival in the church and a great harvest among the lost.

What we do:

- Prayer and Worship:  All of our ministry efforts are launched from the place of 24/7 worship and prayer.

- Evangelism:  We have evangelistic outreaches nearly every day of the week that focus on ministering to the sick, poor, lost, and oppressed.

- Discipleship and Training:  IHOP Atlanta has schools of ministries and missions, as well as conferences, seminars, and four internship programs that are geared to equip believers of all ages to love God wholeheartedly and walk out the Great Commission.

- Justice:  We have ministry efforts focused on ending human trafficking, overturning abortion, and providing low-cost adoptions.

- International Missions:  We are strongly committed to seeing missionaries trained up and sent out to both the domestic and international mission fields, especially to places where the name of Christ has never been preached.



Pastor Angela Chester a personal, private, independently run Ministry.  This ministry is primarily geared to preachers, teachers and all other Christian leaders created by God for the equipping of God's ministers around the world. The ministry provides a spiritual respite for ministers needing more exposure, and offers them a platform for teaching, sharpening and stimulating the gifts of God.  We are currently operating out of Southside Christian fellowship church, with Pastor Eddie Mason acting as spiritual covering.


WHAM (Wisdom, Hope & Miracles) - Sarah Richards

Our ministry’s focus is SALVATION of souls!  We also feed, clothe, and give shelter to hundreds of disenfranchised a year!  Our goal is to show the love of the Lord through filling individuals with the Word as well as the stomach and to give them a place to keep warm and dry.  Any and all help in this ministry in the way of food, money or helping hands will be appreciated.

When you visit Southside Christian Fellowship for the first time, you will experience freedom in worship. The Apostolic-Prophetic mantle over our ministry gives every believer the opportunity to experience the fullness of the Lord under the guidance of Holy Spirit. For some of our visitors, this may be the first time you've experienced in this manner. As a result, we want to share with you those things you might experience. They include:

·         Worship through music, song, dance and other areas of the arts;

·         The blowing of the Shofar;

·         Falling Under the Spirit; and

·         Speaking in tongues.

You will also see our children actively particpating in the worship service. For some, this may seem like a distraction but for our church family this is an opportunity for our children to discover who they are as worshippers before a Holy God. Parents with infants, toddlers and older children are always encouraged to express themselves in the Lord.

Check out what we believe about each one of these topics below.



Worship is our response to God for who He is and what He has done for us in Jesus Christ. The focus of our worship is God the Father, Jesus the Son and the Holy Spirit. We are called to express our love and adoration to God. We are privileged to do so; thus worship is an end in itself; the highest of all calls.

Worship allows the believer the opportunity to interact with the Father individually and corporately. The call to worship follows the heavenly pattern. Revelation 4:8 tells us that there are created beings whose sole purpose is to offer praise and worship day and night without ceasing. This is a heavenly pattern that should be duplicated on earth.

The importance of worship cannot be over emphasized. Worship must become the number one priority of all believers. “All of history is moving toward one great goal, the white hot worship of God and His Son among all the peoples of the earth.” –Let the Nations be Glad p.15 Worship brings us into intimate communion with the Father. It allows us to realize that our existence is all about God and not about us. Worship humbles us so that we can acknowledge God and God alone is the center of all creation. He must increase and we must decrease.

Worship takes on many forms. It demands personal involvement and expression. Though the outward expression is meaningless to the Father if the heart is not right. God is looking for participators not spectators.

·         Exuberant Praise – Singing, dancing, shouting, clapping, laughing, weeping, waving banners, lifting hands, kneeling

·         Songs of Exaltation – Songs that are sung about the greatness of our God.

·         Songs to God – Songs that are not about God but are sung to God.

·         Interpretive Dance – Dancers that interpret the spirit of a song by expressing its beauty through movement.

·         Giving- We worship God through our giving. We humbly acknowledge that all we have and all we will ever have is from God. He is our provider and our sustainer.

·         Prayers are a form of worship. Prayers of petition, prayers of intercession or prayers of repentance are all expressions of worship. We are acknowledging that we are dependent upon Him for all things.

·         Confession is an expression of worship because we have reached the point where we desire the approval of God more than the approval of man. We choose to become vulnerable to both God and man.

·         Operation of the Gifts are an expression of worship because we are submitting ourselves to the Spirit to be used as a manifested expression of God Himself.



Many have questions about this topic. They want to know why do people sometimes fall down when they are prayed for? What is happening to them? Is it biblical? The following is a condensed version of an article by Pastor Eddie that gives biblical evidences to support what we are seeing.

When people are invited to the altar for prayer, you will see a number of things happening. You may see people taking a bottle of oil and pouring a small amount of oil on their hand. After pouring the oil, they will place their hands on the person being prayed for. There is no magic in the oil. We are following the instructions laid out in James 5:14 .

Some people may fall to the ground. They are not hurt; the Holy Spirit overwhelms them. There are many verses in scripture where the presence of the Lord made it impossible to stand. (I Kings 8:10-11 , II Chron 5:13 , Exod. 40:34-35 , Acts 9:3-4 , Acts 10:9-11 , Acts 22:17 , John 18:4-6 )

Throughout the Old and New Testaments, God used signs and wonders to confirm His word and His anointed. (Acts 2:22Mark 16:20)

Here, the scripture breaks the supernatural manifestation of God into three separate categories: miracles, signs, and wonders. There are no scriptures that define or limit God as to the way He chooses to demonstrate His power. (Heb. 2:4)

My personal experience with falling out in the Spirit has always been the inability to stand. All strength leaves my legs, and I simply collapse. The first time this happened, I cried before the Lord. Then a tremendous peace flooded my entire being.

Many people have learned to respond to the presence of the Lord by yeilding and falling. Some, like myself, are just unable to stand. (It would not have mattered whether there was someone there to catch or not: we would have fallen.) I have known many people to be out for hours and notknow what was going on. I have known people to see visions, have personal revelation, be healed, and many other wonderful manifestations. To explain it would be like trying to explain the wind. I know it's real, and it's wonderful.

Is everyone who falls really under the power of the Holy Spirit? I sincerely doubt everyone that falls is real. There are some who simply fall as a courtesy to the one praying, but who knows which are real and which are false. The point is that many who fall under the power are experiencing the very real presence of the Holy Spirit of God. It is not my job to judge who is and who isn't real. It is not about falling down. It is about being transformed by the presence of God.



At Southside Christian Fellowship , we use the shofar during celebratory worship. We do not believe there is anything mystical or magical about the shofar. We simply are using it as an expression of worship; During the blowing of the shofar there can be very distinct sounds:

1.     Tekiah - one long, straight blast

2.     Shevarim - three medium, wailing sounds

3.     Teruah - nine quick blasts in short succession

Tekiah is the sound of the King's coronation. And now, the shofar proclaims to ourselves and to the world: God is our King. It isn't enough that Christ is MY King alone. If ALL humanity doesn't recognize Christ as King, then there is something lacking in my own relationship with the Father. Part of my love for Jesus is to help guide all people to an appreciation of Him.

Shevarim - three medium, wailing blasts - is the sobbing heart, yearning to connect and to grow. Every Christian has the potential to change and be great. This can be accomplished much faster than you ever dreamed of. Don't let yourself be constrained by the past. You know you have enormous potential. At the moment the shofar is blown, we cry out to God from the depths of the soul. This is the moment when our souls stand before the Almighty in an open heaven.

Teruah - nine quick blasts in short succession - resembles an alarm clock, arousing us from our spiritual slumber. The shofar brings clarity, alertness, and focus to our call as Christians. God wants us to make an honest effort to maximize and utilize the gifts He gave us. You aren't expected to be anything you're not. But you can't hoodwink God, either.

The shofar was sounded:

1.     As an instrument of proclamation, announcing the presence or coming of the Lord (Exodus 19:19)

2.     To praise God (Psalm 98:6)

3.     As an early warning siren (Numbers 10:9)

4.     To assemble the people, to assemble the troops (Nehemiah 4:20)

5.     To call God's people to worship Him (Isaiah 26:13)

6.     At the swearing of an oath to God (II Chronicles 15:14)

7.     In the midst of battle (Zechariah 9:14)

8.     To announce the beginning of festivals (Leviticus 25:9-10)


At the return of Jesus, the Messiah. "For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with a voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words." (I Thessalonians 4:16-18 NKJV)

“Core Values” Of Southside Christian Fellowship

·         Kingdom

·         Humility

·         Spirit Directed, Supernatural life

·         Abiding - Intimacy

·         Caring for the Poor

Our Kingdom identity is not found in being members of SCF, our identity is found in Christ and His body. We are a part of the whole Church."

Matt 6:33“…seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” NKJV

Humility - Leadership through serving.

James 4:6, "God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble." NKJV

James 4:10"Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up." NKJV

Spirit Directed, Supernatural life is Living a life not driven by our on personal needs or desires, but a life under the total authority of the Holy Spirit

Abiding – Intimacy

John 15:7-8, If you abide in Me , and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. 8 By this My Father is glorified, NKJV

Caring for the Poor

Prov 28:27He who gives to the poor will not lack, But he who hides his eyes will have many curses. NKJV

Isa 61:1"The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me, Because the LORD has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor; NKJV


As the Pastor, my heart longs to see every person in the church walking in “wholeness.” Wholeness encompasses body, mind, emotion and spirit. In III John 4 the apostle John said, “I have no greater joy than to see my children walk in truth.” The truth is, Jesus came to allow us to walk in total victory over every area and circumstance of life.

As soon as a person is able to walk in wholeness the next step is to move them into their ministry. We have all been called to be ministers of Christ. God has put a “want to” within us. Its this “want to” that taps into the true passion of life, it is part of God’s direction for our life. Our Lord desires that we lead a fulfilled life. He has a plan, a destiny for each of us. Unfortunately too few ever find their destiny much less fulfill it. It is the responsibility of the church to help those who desire to live life to the fullest discover this God given potential.

SCF is making a concerted effort to make our children and youth programs the featured part of our ministry. The world recognized long ago if you want to change a nation you much reach the youth. They have a truth that we need. Satan has constantly tried to abort God’s plan by destroying children.

Churches are called to fulfill different rolls. SCF is called to reach our community for Christ. The way we want to do this is by serving those in authority and the people of Henry County. The banner over our church is “In this place you are loved accepted and received”. In John 13:35 Jesus said, “By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love…”

Pastor Eddie Mason

STAFF & MINISTERS—Pastor- Eddie Mason, Associate Pastor - Joanie Richardson, Church Secretary- Judy Blackburn, Praise and Worship Leader – Amy Jenkins, Minister of Evangelism- Herman Mason II, Elders—Pastor Eddie Mason, Herman Mason II, Jeff Bennett,  Marc Buchanan, Joanie Richardson and Jim Castellaw.

The governing board of the church consists of the Senior Pastor and Elders. Elders are responsible for making the spiritual and natural decisions for the church. All decisions, except those expressed in the constitution and by laws of the church, must be voted upon by the elders. All final decisions require a unanimous vote. If the leadership is unable to reach a unanimous decision we have agreed to abide by the decision of a presbytery selected by the officers of FCMI (Fellowship of Churches and Ministers International).

In addition to the Board of Elders we also have a Deacon Board. The Deacon�s responsibilities and authority include but are not limited to: the building, the property, the care of widows, altar ministry, handling the money, preparation for baptism and The Lord's Supper, ushering, security etc.


We are incorporated in the State of Georgia. Pastor Eddie Mason serves as the President and Joanie Richardson serves as secretary and treasure of the corporation. Debbie Doolittle is our accountant.


The Church has the authority to license and ordain ministers. To date we have ordained the following ministers.