Mike and Susan joined the Southwest Park family of faith in January of 1985.  Mike serves as Senior Pastor, giving leadership to the work of the staff and faithful volunteers who are endeavoring to remain "Mission Active."  Mike finds satisfaction in serving this family in good times as well as difficult times, taking every opportunity to find where God is working.  He has maintained a deep commitment to the delivery of a clear and practical message of life transformation, through the active presence of Jesus Christ, in the heart of every believer.  Mike provides direction to the International Partnerships the church as maintained over the years.  Mike and Susan have served alongside many volunteer teams doing a variety of projects around the world.  Mike and Susan enjoy the fellowship that has been cultivated over generations and look forward to the future.  They enjoy time with their four grown children, watching their families remain active in serving the Lord.  They also are enjoying watching their energetic grandchildren explore their own journeys of faith.




Chris Raley, pictured here with his son Lucas, wife Blinda, and daughter Morgan, has served over 20 years here at Southwest Park. After initially serving in the student area as youth pastor, Chris transitioned to his present role as ministry pastor. Chris has a heart for those in need of guidance and discipleship and spends a great deal of his time encouraging the people he encounters to dive into God's Word and into a deeper relationship with Him. If not on a mission trip himself, you can most likely find Chris making arrangements for others to go on mission or planning opportunities for folks to engage the truth of God through Bible study.



Carson Burns, now our student life pastor, and his wife Stormy have come back home to Southwest Park Baptist Church! These two not only grew up at Southwest Park but began to discover God's calling for their lives here. After graduating, Carson was led to Howard Payne University where God continued to prepare him for ministry. He now holds a Masters of Arts Degree in Youth Ministry and has had the privilege to serve in Youth Ministry for over three years. He is widely known for his love of Dr Pepper and will proudly announce this but furthermore, his desire, calling, and honor is to disciple young people, equip parents, and empower adults for ministry. You can find him engaging these people and cultures with the love of Christ in and out of our ministries.


Mindy Seymour                MINISTRY ASSISTANT
Terry Swaim                 MINISTRY ASSISTANT

Paige Harvey                 MINISTRY ASSISTANT

Jim Williams                  MINISTRY ASSISTANT


Sunday:   9:15 AM   Sunday School           
               10:30 AM   Morning Worship

                 3:00 PM   Youth Activities

                 4:30 PM   Youth Discipleship                                

                 5:00 PM   Discipleship                   
                 6:00 PM   Evening Worship
                 7:00 PM   Youth S.N.A.C.                         



Wednesday:   5:45 PM    Fellowship Meal
                         6:30 PM    Prayer Meeting

                         6:30 PM    Genuine Youth
                         6:30 PM    Children in Action

                         6:30 PM    Mission Friends

                         6:30 PM    Teacher's Meeting

                         7:30 PM    Choir Rehearsal

Southwest Park Baptist Church
2901 S 20th Street
Abilene, TX 79605