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Meet Our Leadership

Get to know our leaders here at Southport Church

Southport Church LEADERSHIP

Pastor: James W. Blackwood, Jr.

  • Native of South Carolina  

  • Married to Linda Blackwood

  • BA in History; M.Div.; M.Ed 

  • SC Teacher Certification

  • Pastored churches in South Carolina and North Carolina

  • Developed online courses in Religion for Spartanburg Community College

  • Loves sports; plays guitar/sings (a little); and likes to read

  • Life verse: I Thessalonians 5:24 “He who calls you is faithful, who will also do it.”


Our Pastor and his wife have been involved in ministry for over 40 years.  They have served faithfully at Southport Church since 2009. Linda currently is the pianist and leads the Ladies Praise Team. 




Phone: 864-237-2589

Southport Deacons

Bobby Sprouse, Chairman

Donnie Burns

Dennis Bishop

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