JOHN SHAW is the Senior Pastor of Westside Baptist Church. He has been serving at Westside since 1999. He loves to preach from the Word of God and see people fall in love with Jesus and be transformed into His likeness (2 Cor. 3:18).
He loves his wife Carole and two children David and Heather. He enjoys watching Guy Fieri’s “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives” maybe because he likes T-Bone Steaks and Pizza.
He’s a fan of the Waynesville Tiger Football team and the University of Missouri Tigers. Go! Tigers!
Mark Morrison has been serving as Youth Pastor at Westside since 2009. He received his Bachelors of Science degree from College of the Ozarks and his Masters degree in Theological Studies from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
He has been married to his beautiful wife Jackie since 1996 and the Lord has blessed them with four wonderful children: Mikayla, Luke, Gracie, and Matthew.
Mark loves the outdoors, and the youth are his passion, His constant joy is seeing them travel down the road to spiritual maturity through the many different approaches incorporated into the youth program.
Adam Ward has recently joined Westside as our new Children’s Pastor. His wife, Miranda, and their son, Kingston, are excited to join our church family as well! Adam was born and raised in Pensacola, FL, and accepted Christ when he was 12 years old. Christ has changed his life for the better and continues to surprise him every day. Adam and Miranda met in high school and have been married since 2014. Their young son, Kingston, is their world.
Besides church, Adam and his family are very much into sports, especially college football. Miranda is a Miami Hurricanes fan, while Adam is a Florida State Seminole fan. They love hanging out with people and are very friendly. They are also big movie buffs and love so many different kinds. Their favorites would probably include the Marvel franchise (their son is even referred to as Batman by their family & friends). They also love going out to eat and would probably say Mexican food is their favorite.
Misti has had the privilege of serving as Westside’s Preschool Ministry Leader since 2010. Shortly after having her first child, the Lord laid it on Misti’s heart to be the best Godly example for her. Since then she has been involved in different ministries helping to equip other mothers to do the same and leading preschoolers to Christ. Misti enjoys watching the preschoolers light up with enthusiasm as they learn more about our God and sing praises about Him!
In her spare time, Misti enjoys just good old fashioned quality time with her family! She has been blessed with two children that continue to amaze and amuse her. They enjoy hockey, four-wheeling, ice skating and snow days as a family.
H’Enrie Williams has been joyfully serving as Worship/Outreach Minister at Westside since the summer of 2015. He graduated with a Biblical Studies/Theology degree from Southwest Baptist University in 2014 and is grateful every day for the opportunities the Lord provides him to serve the church.
In addition to his passion for Christ is his passion for his family, including his wife Faith and their two baby girls Selah, and Miriam. H’Enrie and Faith have been married since January 2015 and are excited to be a part of the loving church family at Westside.
H’Enrie enjoys playing and watching sports, especially basketball and football. His favorite teams include the Denver Broncos, Miami Heat, Kansas Jayhawks, and of course the Waynesville Tigers. He also loves movies (Lord of The Rings and Star Wars being favorites of his) as well as music and books.
Ty Ramey submitted to God’s calling into the ministry and started serving as the Life Group Coordinator in June 2017. He has been a member since 2004 and served in many positions to include Life Group Leader, Youth Group Leader, Young Adult Coordinator, and Celebrate Recovery ‘A’ Coach. He is currently enrolled at Liberty University and working towards a degree in Christian Leadership and Management.
He and his beautiful wife, Chu, have been married since 1990 and have one son, Matthew, who lives in Tennessee with his beautiful wife, Adrienne.
Ty enjoys cooking, motorcycles, wood working, and many activities in the Great Outdoors. He loves connecting with others in a small group environment and sharing the love of Jesus.