THE CHURCH ISN'T A PLACE. IT'S PEOPLE.
And not hyper-spiritual, holier-than-thou, completely un-relatable people, but real people—normal, everyday, just-like-you people. It’s people who are imperfect, make mistakes, haven’t arrived, and don’t have it all figured out. It’s people from different backgrounds and upbringings, from both sides of the tracks, and both sides of the isle. It’s people who believe God is up to something big and bold and beautiful on this earth, and want to broadcast that fact as best they can with the way they live and love and talk and serve and give.
We keep hearing this phrase “the new normal”, but if we’re honest, most of us just want to go back to the old normal. And with so much in our lives having changed so drastically these past twelve months, what if what we once knew as normal no longer even exists? And what if our pursuit of normal is preventing us from grabbing hold of the growth God intends for us? Maybe what we knew as normal isn’t even what’s best. Yes—you knew normal, but maybe it’s time to know something more; something better.
Lead pastors Chris and Laura Sonksen had a vision of creating churches that unchurched people would love to attend. The first few years South Hills experienced incredible growth, and in a very short time purchased their first property and began to build. Since then, South Hills has grown into a multi-campus ministry spanning several states. Chris and Laura have been married since 1991 and have two adult children, Grace and Aidan.