Rick Dees, Pastor
Rick has served as Senior Pastor of Westwood Baptist Church since 2002. His desire is to communicate the truth of God through the ministry of preaching, leading believers to be effective followers of Christ and unbelievers to discover the amazing love and grace of God.
Rick and his wife Gina have three sons Rickey, Steven and Jacob.
To view Rick's blog, click on the following link. www.ricksdees.blogspot.com
Kevin Stacy, Minister of Music & Education
Kevin Stacy has been on staff at Westwood Baptist Church since March 2004. He and his wife Laronda were married in October 1988. They have 6 beautiful children: Sierra, Jeremiah, Anna, Hope, Kaleb, and Lisa. Kevin attended Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas, receiving a degree in Respiratory Therapy. After working 16 years as a Respiratory Therapist, Kevin entered into full-time ministry. Kevin leads our music and education ministries, but also has a heart for ministering to the Senior Adults of Westwood Baptist Church and the surrounding community. Kevin counts it a privilege to serve with such a dedicated church staff.
Chase Smith, Student Pastor
Chase Smith has been on staff as the Student Minister at Westwood Baptist church since August of 2012. Chase is very passionate about sharing the gospel to the lost and seeing students grow in their faith. He felt God calling him to the ministry while in high school in 2006. He completed a BA in Christian Studies at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas in December of 2010 and is currently pursuing an MDiv at Southwestern Theological Seminary in Fort Worth. While attending Ouachita, he and his wife Courtney married in January of 2010.
Lauren Musick, Children's Minister
Lauren Musick has been on staff as Children’s Minister at Westwood Baptist since May 2013. She and her husband, Stu, were married in 2007 and have two sweet little girls, Emma Jewel and Brennan Hope. Lauren graduated from East Texas Baptist University in 2002 with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Religion. Her original plan was to go into the field of Christian counseling until the Lord turned her heart towards children’s ministry. She enjoys planning, organizing, being creative and finding new ways to reach kids and bring families closer to God and each other. She looks forward to serving along side this team and can’t wait to see what He has in store!
Jeannie Linam, Preschool Director
Beverly Till, Secretary
Beverly has been Ministry Assistant since February 2010. She works in the office and handles phones, bulletins, newsletters and just anything she may be able to help with. Beverly is married to David (Hoby) Till and together they have four children and eight grandchildren.
Phyllis Howell, Financial Secretary
Laronda Stacy, Mother's Day Out Director
Laronda Stacy is originally from Tennessee. She grew up as the daughter of a Southern Baptist preacher, they were poor in money but rich in the knowledge of God, and rich in family heritage with Godly character. She asked Jesus to be her Savior when she was seven years old. God called her to music as a teenager then fulfilled that plan by leading her to be the wife of a music minister. Kevin and Laronda have been married for 25 years and have been blessed with 6 adopted children. The Lord has given Laronda a heart for children. She desires to teach children of God’s love and show them that God has a special plan for them. Children are a creation from the Lord, a gift to us, and it is a blessing to help “train them up in the way they should go”. It is so exciting to help children understand that God made them and they can choose to walk as Children of Light. Laronda looks forward to getting to know you and your family in Mother’s Day Out Preschool.