our team

  • Randall wyles

    Lead pastor

    I grew up in San Antonio and now live in Buda with my wife and high school sweetheart, Sandra. I have two children, Dean and Deana and three wonderful grandchildren. After Bible College I received my Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from South Nazarene University. In 1973, we were called to the South Austin Church and began a life-long ministry here in the Austin area. My desire is to love people and to find fresh ways of bringing God’s Word in clear, relevant and life-changing ways.



  • ismael flores

    Spanish senior pastor

    I grew up in San Antonio, TX and I have been part of the South Austin community since 2004. I have been married to Eva since 1996 and now have four children, Ismael, Abraham, Moises and Zofía. I am currently working towards a degree in Pastoral Ministry from Nazarene Bible College. I came to South Austin in 2004. As a pastor, it is a privilege to be part of peoples lives and seeing them start a relationship with Jesus brings joy to my life.



  • Michael Jimenez

    Associate pastor

    I grew up in Austin and now live with my wife Sonja. We have two children, Aaron and Samantha. I received my undergraduate degree in Science from Texas State, and was recently ordained in the Church of the Nazarene. I first came to South Austin as a participant in their Boy Scouts of America program. I believe God has called me here to tell God’s story to all those I interact with.



  • vanessa willie

    office administrator

    I was born in Amarillo and moved to Austin when I was a teenager and graduated from Crockett High School. I have a husband, Kevin, and three children, Kendall, Kiefer, and Gunner. I first came to South Austin Church in 1995. After thirteen years in special education, hospital, and surgical administration, I accepted a position at the church, first as Church Secretary, and then as Administrator, using the gifts God gave me to glorify Him.  



  • ryan hannay

    youth pastor

    I was born and raised in Bethany, Oklahoma. I received my undergraduate education from Southern Nazarene University and am currently pursuing a Masters Degree from Nazarene Theological Seminary. I came to South Austin Church in 2015 and began working as the Youth Pastor. I desire to create space for our youth to discover who they are so that they might grow closer to both God and each other.



  • sergio padilla

    spanish worship pastor

    I grew up in Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico. I have been married to Grace since 1992; I have two sons, Sergio and Juan and a Daughter, Fernanda. I received my undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering. I first came to South Austin in 2003 and soon after received a call to ministry. 



  • carolyn MEREDITH

    children's pastor

    I was born and raised in Austin, Texas and have both a son, Jacob, and a dog, Pippin. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Psychology and my Master of Science in Biology from Texas State University. I first attended South Austin Church as a teenager and later began leading the Children’s ministry. I believe that children are the future of the church and therefore strive to make lessons interactive, fun, and applicable to every day life.



  • Chris Nelson

    pastor of  evangelism

    I grew up in South Austin just a couple miles from the church. I married the most beautiful woman in the world, Doreliz, and we have three daughters, Angel, Suzi, and Amariz. I received my Associates of Applied Science in Network Security Technology from Virginia College at Austin and Master of Arts in Christian Education from Trinity College of the Bible & Theological Seminary. I came to South Austin Church about two years ago. South Austin Church is our home and we are blessed to be a part of this family. Ministry has been a passion of mine for over ten years. My desire is to present the Word of God in a relevant way while equipping the saints to do the Kingdom's work.