Church Staff


Matt Ellis

Senior Pastor -

Matt joined the staff of Westside Baptist Church in 2013. His passions include studying and teaching God's Word to affect life change, leading God's people to experience God's best for them, and his running habit is also near the top of the list. He has been married to Kim since 1997 and God has blessed them with three sons, Zach, Sean and Joseph. One of his favorite Bible verses is Ezra 7:10 where it says: "For Ezra had set his heart to study the Law of the LORD, and to do it and to teach his statutes and rules in Israel." You can follow Matt online via Facebook, Twitter, Wordpress, or any number of other sites.


Mike Crook

Minister of Music -



Penny Perkins

Minister to Children - 



Brian Capshaw

Youth, College & Career Pastor -




Kathy Bohannon

Administrative Secretary -


Lesley Emerson

Kingdom Kids Learning Center Director -



Monica Bogle

Financial Secretary -

Monica joined the staff of Westside in 2017


Rickey Alexander

Maintenance/Building & Grounds Custodian -

Rickey joined the Westside Baptist Church staff in 2003. His passion is for missions and helping others which is evidenced in his frequent involvement in construction and manual labor projects. He has been married to Kathy for 25 years and has one daughter, Amy, and four grandchildren, Tristan, Kade, Caleb and Makenzie. His favorite Bible verse is John 3:16 that says: "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life."


Heather Bailey

Assistant Custodian