About Us

Our mission, values, and vision for the future.

Our Mission

To join everyday people on the journey to life's greatest potential in Christ.

Our Values

We Over Me

We believe that we can accomplish more when we put the preferences and needs of others ahead of our own.

This is demonstrated by:

  • Doing whatever it takes to win and disciple people for Christ.
  • Teaching the importance that life is better together not in isolation.
  • Engaging our community in weekly worship with others, lifting songs of praise together, learning from the Word, and participating in church family gatherings.
  • Creating local mission and service opportunities in order to show love to our community.

Prayer Over Might

We believe our mission requires the miraculous. With God, all things are possible. Apart from Christ we can not do anything, so prayer precedes, saturates, and celebrates everything we do.

This is demonstrated by:

  • Prioritizing team prayer before we plan.
  • Making prayer our first thought not an after thought amongst our team.
  • Capturing specific prayer needs, opportunities, and challenges.
  • Leading our church in corporate and personal prayer.

Growth Over Status Quo

We believe that if we are not growing we are dying.

This is demonstrated by:

  • Intentionally making decisions based on who we are trying to reach, not just who we are trying to keep.
  • Creating an intentional plan for church health and growth.
  • Willingly and passionately evaluating and addressing leaders, ministries, programs, and events that might hinder growth.

Truth Over Trend

We believe all decisions for life and behavior should be based on scriptural principles rather than the prevailing opinions, theories, and trends of our world.

This is demonstrated by:

  • Praying for wisdom and truth to be revealed to us in any idea or action before following it.
  • Seeking to provide counseling on the pressures and ideas people are facing in today’s culture with God’s unchanging Word.
  • Identifying potential places of compromise and preparing people to overcome it.

Our Vision

We envision a Greater Gainesville that is saturated with The Gospel. Through 2025, we hope to cover Gainesville with The Gospel through:

What this means for you

What does this mean for you? Most importantly, you're always welcome at Westside Baptist Church. We hope to join everyday people which includes every person. Furthermore, we would love to have you join us on this journey. We pray that you too would long and strive for a Greater Gainesville with The Gospel.

Beyond that, if you're ready to plan your first visit, click here. Or if you'd simply like to get in touch with a person on our lead team directly, click the button below.