Cheryl Reeves was out for a walk one day when she stopped to talk to one of her neighbors, Thereasa Hodge. Long-story short, Thereasa heard a story Cheryl told about receiving a facility from a dwindling church for free to plant a new church. Being a member of Southside Baptist Church in Columbia, Thereasa invited Cheryl and John to tour her own church building. Soon, friendships were struck and Southside Baptist Church merged with RADIUS Church, becoming RADIUS Church Southside in Columbia, South Carolina. Hearing about the opportunity to plant a church and feeling led to help, Scott and Jess Shuford picked up their four boys and moved to help. Scott continues to lead today.