Our Deacons at South Woods

Chuck Buchanan

Chuck has been a member of South Woods since 1997. He was born in East Tennessee in 1958, the third of four children, and grew up between Tennessee, Mississippi, & Arkansas. Chuck joined the Navy, where he learned to fly. After his enlistment ended, he matriculated at Henderson State University, & earned a degree in aviation in 1987.
While on furlough in 1994, Chuck visited his sister in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he was introduced to the doctrines of grace. Chuck unexpectedly and providentially spent extended time in Charlotte, coming to know the Lord much more fully through the means of sound, expositional preaching and godly discipleship. Also in God's providence, this was the place where Chuck met and married Suzanne. They have been married over ten years and have two daughters, Carsyn and Ainsley.
Currently, Chuck is employed as a pilot for Northwest Airlines. He is also a Certified Flight Instructor and enjoys introducing beginners to flying. Regardless of the means of service, Chuck desires to live out I Corinthians 10:31: "Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God."

Jay Campbell

Jay grew up at South Woods and, with the exception of an interlude between 1999 and 2006 when he attended Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC, and Grace Community Church in Nashville, TN, has been a member since 1988. He is the son of Tommy and Betty Campbell, and is married to Jennifer, the daughter of Butch and Joy Sharp. Jay received his Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Information Systems Technology degrees from The George Washington University in Washington, DC, and his Juris Doctor from the Vanderbilt University School of Law in Nashville, TN. In his professional life, Jay serves as an attorney in the Memphis office of an AmLaw 200 law firm, focusing his practice in the areas of Corporations, Finace and Mergers and Acquisitions.

Butch Sharp

Butch has been a member of South Woods since 1992. He received a B.S. degree in Engineering Technology from the University of Tennessee, Martin in 1975. He and his wife Joy were married in 1975 in Jackson, TN. She graduated from West Tennessee Business College in 1973. Their daughter Jennifer Campbell is a 2002 graduate of Mississippi College. She is an Interior Designer here in Memphis. Butch and Joy's son Jeremy is a 2006 graduate of Mississippi State University with a B.S. Degree in Civil Engineering. Butch is the owner of Sharp Carpentry, which does custom finish carpentry and remodeling.