"I am Humbled to serve with men of integrity who promote a small piece of heaven here on earth. My hope as an elder is to make a difference in the lives of children, teenagers, families (both young and empty nesters), and the elderly with the ultimate goal of helping people know Jesus Christ."
"I love being an elder because there is satisfaction in being a part of a group of men serving God and Christians. I am not perfect as a person and we as elders are not perfect. However, God recognizes the need for leadership in local congregations. I am happy and blessed to have served as an elder at West Side for 24 years. Thank you for praying and supporting us as we do our best to do God's will."
"Being an elder is a great blessing for many reasons. Being asked by people to specifically pray for them during the difficult times in their lives is an honor. Helping them learn, grow, and in some cases just simply make it to the next day, or to the next step, is encouraging for us all and makes the Westside family stronger and closer together. Being a part of helping people transform their lives into followers of Jesus is exciting. Seeing our family reach out to the community to make disciples of Jesus is the greatest joy."
"God did not create us to be alone, but to live in families and communities where we can help and enjoy each other. It is really true that you don't have to face life's challenges alone. West Side is a great community of believers and a large family. My family and I have attended West Side since 1986 and have lived both good and difficult times with our West Side family by our side. I have been blessed to have many close relationships that will go on forever. When life is hard, I have a place of refuge. Come live in our community at West Side, come join the family here as we help each other and work to advance the kingdom of God."
"My family has been at West Side since June of 1999. At first, I was concerned about this big church and all these people. But now, looking back, I Praise God for bringing us here! This fellowship of believers has been such an encouragement to me and my family. My children were able to learn, grow and develop their faith through the Lads to Leaders program, the Youth Group and interacting with the West Side Family. The parenting classes that we participated in, really did help my wife and me to be better parents. Kim and I have been given so many opportunities to serve the Lord at West Side; by teaching Bible classes, hosting care groups, working with the youth group, the Campus Ministry at ATU, and Camp Caudle Christian Camp. In doing so, we have grown closer to God, closer to our Christian Family and closer to each other. West Side is a place where ordinary people can serve an extraordinary God and be blessed in the process...and that's exactly what has happened to us! Matthew 28:19-20"
Jim Bob Humphrey