Meet Our Pastors


David Wilson

David L Wilson became Pastor of Southcrest Baptist Church in September 1988 and served for 14 years before being called to a church in Nashville, Tennessee. Three years later, Bro David was asked to return and lead Southcrest once again. Since his return in 2005, Southcrest has become one of the fastest growing churches in the United States, and certainly in Lubbock, Texas. The TV ministry of Southcrest is now shown around the world.

Bro David and Laura have been married since 1978 and have 3 amazing children living in Nashville, Tennessee, Houston, Texas and San Marcos, California. Two families are in the ministry and one is a Christian recording artist. They have also been blessed with 8 precious grandchildren. During his down-time, Bro David enjoys hunting, fishing, traveling, and time spent with family.

Brother David holds degrees in Religion from Ouachita Baptist University (1977), Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (1980) and a Doctor of Ministry from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (1989).


Brandon Hays

Brandon has served in multiple roles at Southcrest since May 2010, including Pastor to Middle School Students, Pastor to University and Young Adult, and now Executive Pastor of NextGen Ministries. He also preaches in The Venue worship services every Sunday at 9:30 and 11am. Brandon and his wife Lauren both grew up in Florida, have been married 9 years, and have two children, Haddon and Carolina-Tate. Brandon holds an MDiv from Southwestern Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry from Biola University. He enjoys spending time with his family, being outdoors, and doing life with the people of Southcrest.
What we're preaching

“THE BOOK”a daily Bible reading plan

This year we're helping you dive into The Bible in a more unique way! We have two reading plans one for Depth & one for Breadth. Whether you're wanting to read through the whole bible in one year, or you're wanting to dive deep into sections of the Bible from each book - we've got something for you, and we can't wait to grow and learn with you!
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Our Beliefs

We exist to help you find your greatest pleasure and purpose in Jesus Christ.