community ministries

The ministries and non-profits listed below partner and/or share space with Southside Baptist Church. Links are provided for more information where available.


Alabama Poverty Project: Alabama Possible is a campaign from the Alabama Poverty Project. In 1993, a group of concerned citizens decided to take action against poverty in Alabama and formed the Alabama Poverty Project. APP launched the Alabama Possible campaign during the summer of 2009 to emphasize the power each and every Alabamian has to end poverty in our home state.


Adopt-A-School: SSBC serves its neighborhood by providing one-on-one tutoring with students at Glen Iris Elementary School and assisting the school with needs that arise.


AA Group: Alcoholics Anonymous meets every Monday at 6:30 pm and Friday at 7:00 pm to provide mutual support for people in recovery.


Birmingham Baptist Association: Since 1886, SSBC has been a member of BBA. The association is over 130 congregations working together to provide numerous short and long term cooperative ministries in the Birmingham community.


Family Promise of Birmingham: In addition to housing FPoB's administrative offices, SSBC is one of several churches and synagogues that hosts families periodically in our church facilities. Members serve meals and stay overnight with the families during these periods of service.


Bridge Ministries: Bridge Ministries is dedicated to meeting a multitude of personal and family needs, including food, housing and financial assistance.


Collaborative Solutions: A nonprofit organization that specializes in community and organizational development strategies to improve the lives of low-income persons with special needs.


Conversational English: Classes in one-on-one and group conversation are offered during the school year to assist people for whom English is their second language.  


Korean Baptist Church: The Korean Baptist Church meets for worship at SSBC in Memorial Chapel.


Lighthouse International Church: This congregation primarily consists of Kenyans. They meet for worship in Drennen Hall.


Summit Program: Provides counseling and treatment for addicted, mentally ill adults.


YMCA: Programs provide a safe environment for children through regular after-school care and summer camp programs.