Neal Peterson

Lead Pastor

Neal first served on staff at Southside, primarily as youth pastor, from 2007-2015 after graduating from Olivet Nazarene University in with his degree in Youth Ministry.  He returned to Southside in 2020 as lead pastor after spending five years in Wisconsin at Racine Community Church of the Nazarene as an associate pastor.   He met his wife Tiffany, who is originally from Muncie while serving at Southside.  Muncie Southside holds a special place in their hearts as it is where Neal started his ministry journey, it is where they met and got married, and it is where both of their children (Bennett and Jillian) were born!   Neal loves sports and helping people find their place and their purpose in Jesus and his body, the church.