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
Josh Dennis, Student Pastor
Josh was born in and raised in Palestine, Texas. God directed him and his family back to Westwood July of 2015. His hope is to see young lives transformed daily by the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Josh and Melissa have three kids: Norah, Owen, and Andrew.
Patti Chambers, Children's Director
Patti has served as the Children’s Director for WBC since June of 2015. Her passion is for equipping children and families to serve the Lord with purpose. She hopes to instill a love for God’s Word in others. Patti and her husband Stan have 5 children: Ryan, Robert, Reed, Miranda and Megan.
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 seven grandchildren.
Phyllis Howell, Financial Secretary
Shannon Mitchell, Mother's Day Out Director
Shannon Mitchell was born in Jacksonville, Texas, but moved away very young. She was raised in south Louisiana. Her husband's job brought her full circle back to east Texas. They joined Westwood Baptist Church in 2011. She and husband Ricki have two children, Ashlyn and Austin. She felt God calling her to minister to children through the MDO program. She has a love for little ones and loves teaching them about our awesome God. Her prayer for each child and tieir families is that they go on to have a lifetime of loving and following God.