Southern Heights is a non-denominational Christian Church. Our goal is for everyone in Laclede County to know Jesus. We endeavor to do this through weekly worship, small groups and serving both inside the church and in our community. We teach weekly from God’s word as we learn and apply it on a daily basis. But more than anything else we are just messy people, trying to let other messy people know that God loves them and they can be saved. We exist to lead people to the saving grace of Jesus.


Jesus is the head of the church.
Eph. 1:22 And God placed all things under his (Jesus) feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church.

While Jesus is the head, there is a leadership structure to keep the day-to-day operations and ministry of the church moving correctly.

The leadership of SHCC has a few integral parts. SHCC is first and foremost an elder-oversight church. The elders provide oversight and guidance to the corporate side of the church and most importantly the spiritual side of the church.

Senior Pastor Jeff Hinson provides the leadership, vision, preaching and everyday decision making. The paid staff is made up of full-time ministry staff and part-time support staff.

We have several ministry teams that are led by various men and women based on the gifts God has given them. These ministry teams are critical to achieving our mission of bringing Jesus to everyone in Laclede County.



If you have any questions about membership, please call the office: (417) 532-2341

The First Step
Do you believe that Jesus is your Lord and Savior? At SHCC, we believe this is the most important question you will answer in your lifetime. We would love to talk to you about how you can get on BASE with God and have all your sins forgiven through Jesus sacrifice on the cross.

What does it mean to get on BASE?

B- Believe that Jesus is the Son of God and that He died to pay for my sins. That He and He alone can save me.

A- Admit that I have sin in my life that has separated me from God.

S- Surrender my heart to Jesus and make Him the Boss of my life.

E- Express my new faith in Jesus by being baptized which pictures His death, burial and resurrection.

After this step you may decide you want to be a member here at SHCC.

Why should I join SHCC?
Membership is a demonstration of your commitment to Jesus and to the church’s core beliefs, values, and mission.
Becoming a member empowers and allows you to serve in more ways.
Membership is an important first step to greater involvement in the powerful work God is doing here.
How do I join?
We offer regular membership classes that cover what it means to be a member here at Southern Heights Christian Church. These classes cover our beliefs, mission and expectations of members. We offer this so that you can know what kind of group you are joining. This class is usually taught in two one hour sessions. We invite you to come check us out and see if SHCC is where you get plugged in to serving God.

Requirements for Membership:
Believe in Christ as your Lord and Savior. (John 3:16; Ephesians 2:8-9)
Confess your faith. (Romans 10:9)
Repent of your sins. (Acts 3:19)
Be baptized by immersion. (Acts 2:38)
Agree with and abide by the Statement of Faith.
Complete the Membership 101 class.