Pastoral & Ministry Staff

John Shaw

Senior Pastor

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.

Mark Morrison

Associate Pastor

Mark Morrison has been serving as Youth Pastor at Westside since 2009 and moved
to the Associate Pastor in January 2020 .
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 church is his passion. His constant joy is seeing
our congregation travel down the road to spiritual maturity through the many
different approaches incorporatedthroughout all the programs at Westside.

Misti Noah

Preschool Ministry Director

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.

Kelly Scarbrough

Children's Ministry Leader

Kelly Scarbrough is the Children's Ministry Leader at Westside Baptist Church. She has been a part of the church family for 9 years. She has a passion for evangelism and strong desire to help encourage and equip kids to
live out the gospel. She has been married to her husband John for 11 years, and together they have three wonderful children, Ayden, Elyssa,
 and Ethan.
She is currently pursuing her masters in family and children's ministry.
 She enjoys coaching cheerleaders for Upward sports and traveling to new places.

Fun fact
 She has been a vegetarian for 27 years!

Drew Simmons

Youth Pastor

Andrew "Drew" Simmons is the Youth Pastor at Westside Baptist Church. Pastor Drew's vision for the student ministry at WBC is to raise up students who live unashamedly for God, believe wholeheartedly in His power, and share the hope of salvation through Christ with all people (Romans 1:16).  
Pastor Drew was born and raised in southeast Missouri where he met his lovely wife, Brittany.  They've been married since 2010 and while they don't have any kids yet, they do have3 fur-babies that they spoil. Pastor Drew was called to ministry as a teen and surrendered to that call in his early twenties.

Drew LOVES all things St. Louis Cardinals and Missouri Tigers! He is also a
HUGE fan of Christian hip-hop and rap music. KB is his all-time favorite artist.