Who We Are

South Gate is a church committed to standing in the radical middle of the Word and the Spirit. While many churches typically gravitate to one extreme or the other, we want to be a place where both the Word and the Spirit collide in equal measure.

We are committed to the way in which Jesus lived – rooted in the Word, empowered by the Spirit, building an extended family, and making disciples that make disciples. To us, this is not learned in a classroom, but happens “life on life.” We believe we grow in Jesus when we are sharing life with other people.

We want to see fathers and mothers in the faith being raised to lead others.  If we make disciples that make disciples we will have a huge impact on McDonough and the world.

We sincerely hope you will fall in love with the Father and grow in Jesus as you make South Gate your home. We are not a perfect church; but we are vulnerable people, hungry for the Kingdom. On behalf of the staff, we pray blessings on you in the name of Jesus Christ and pray He fills you with wisdom and revelation as you seek Him with all of your heart.

Lead Pastor: Micah Usry

Core Values



We are pursuing a Kingdom culture of continuous prayer. Speaking to the Father and hearing His voice is the foundation of everything we do. In everything that you do whether work or play, Stay with the Father.

-The Word

The written Word of God illuminated by the Spirit is the authority over every value that we have. We want to insist on God’s written word the same way He insists on it!

– Holy Spirit

We are so thankful for the gift of the Father, Holy Spirit! We have no ceiling on what the Holy Spirit will do in our services or through us in everyday life. We welcome Him and give Him leadership in everything we do. We also train our community to operate in all of the gifts and fruit of the Spirit.

-Discipleship and Community

The Christian life was meant to be lived in deep covenantal community. We are one body. True discipleship happens when we share our lives with each other instead of just attending Church on Sundays. We are committed to reaching the lost and making disciples not just in our region but in the nations of the earth as well!

-Multi-Generational Revival

Natural and Spiritual family is at the center of what we are doing at Southgate. We are committed to disciple all ages. Our kids are the leaders of the next generation. We will disciple them even while they are young. What we do now echoes in eternity. It is our Legacy!


God is not boring and seriousness is not a fruit of the Spirit. Father God wants us to enjoy our lives as we seek first the Kingdom. He loves to be with us when we play just as much as when we pray!