Jon Weece Views
In 2005 Christmas fell on a Sunday, so Southland Christian Church (Lexington, Kentucky) used the calendar anomaly as an opportunity for outreach. Canceling Sunday worship services to serve the community was a controversial decision, but it forever changed the way the church conducts ministry. Jon Weece is in his sixth year as senior minister at Southland and in his ninth year on staff at the church. After graduating from Ozark Christian College, Jon spent four years as a missionary in Haiti. He and his wife of nine years, Allison, are the proud parents of 6-year-old Ava and 4-year-old Silas.
4. Be an Acts 2 church. “Several years ago, Jon Weece started to talk about the health of our church. We took a look at the book of Acts and developed our Acts 2:42 initiatives, which are about community. It’s all about involving those in the community to help themselves and others.” — RG-S
Southland Christian Church is an evangelical Christian church located in Nicholasville, Kentucky, which is just outside Lexington, Kentucky, United States. The church is located at the corner of U.S. Route 68 (Harrodsburg Road) and Brannon Road in Jessamine County. It is associated with the Independent Christian Churches and Churches of Christ. Its current Senior Pastor, Jon Weece, came to the church as a teaching pastor in 2000, and became Senior Pastor in 2003.
However, after Smith announced his retirement and in the midst of the search, Mike Breaux, pastor of Canyon Ridge Christian Church in Las Vegas, Nevada, was invited to preach one weekend. Soon after that weekend, the pastor search committee suspended the search process and hired Mike Breaux as Senior Pastor. He then became the church's second senior pastor. During his tenure the church grew to an attendance of more than 7,000 persons a week. Jon Weece joined Southland as a teaching pastor in 2000, sharing in the responsibilities of a church with six weekend services. After a building program that reduced the weekend services from six to five, Breaux moved to Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois, in 2003.