Westside Baptist Temple

Be here this Sunday, November 29th to hear Steve Weatherford!

By wsbt | November 28, 2015


Please join us this Sunday,November 29th at 11am & 6:30pm to hear Steve Weatherford.

The following text is taken from Steve’s website:

“As some of you know, in May -2013 Lily Fern Weatherford decided to retire from touring in the Weatherfords after 70 years, It’s a break well deserved. I have decided to continue to tour and sing as much as the Lord will allow. I have been asked if I am going to start a Quartet or go out as a Soloist. My answer is simple. I’m going out on my own until I’m at the point where the Lord sends the right people and the right environment for a Quartet or even a trio. I’m not quite ready for that. But I have prepared my whole life to be where I am now. I am enjoying life and being with my family and getting chances to sing at some of the places we have always gone, as well as getting some opportunities to go to new places. I have always tried to let the Lord lead in what I do. I am thankful beyond measure for those who have supported me in my continuation. I could not do it without you. Some have helped financially , some have offered to find a place will to host a concert and MANY have sent up prayers and for that I am deeply grateful. I do have a whole new program, I still sing a few of the classics that folks love to hear. I’ve added several songs from the old days that I have not done in years. I’ve also added some new songs to the program I’ve always wanted to sing, songs that have blessed me over the years. I really enjoy them. I think you will too. “

We are so excited to share in this new chapter in the Weatherford history and pray that you’ll be here too!

For more information on the Weatherfords, please go to their website




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Happy Thanksgiving from Westside Baptist Temple

By wsbt | November 19, 2015


Excerpt from Abraham Lincoln’s Thansgiving Proclamation of 1863:


“We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of heaven;we have been preserved these many years in peace and prosperity, we have grown in numbers, wealth and power as no other nation has ever grown.

But, we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us. We have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us.”

How blessed our Nation would be, if our leaders had this amazing wisdom today!

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The Pilgrims

By wsbt | November 12, 2015


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During the summer of 1621, the Pilgrims suffered a severe and extended time of drought. They knew that without a change in the weather, there would be no fall harvest. The winter would surely bring severe starvation and death to their community. Therefore, Gov. William Bradford gathered the Pilgrims together for a time of prayer and fasting. Shortly thereafter, a gentle rain began to fall. Gov. Bradford explained in his History of Plymouth Plantation:The rain came without either wind or thunder or any  violence, and by degrees in abundance, as that the earth was thoroughly wet and soaked therewith, which did so apparently revive and quicken the decayed corn and other fruits as was wonderful to see, and made the Indians astonished to behold; and afterwards the Lord sent them such seasonable showers, with interchanged of fair warm weather as, through His blessing, caused a fruitful and liberal harvest, to their no small comfort and rejoicing. The rain saved the corn.”

One of the Indians who saw this miracle remarked: “Now I see that the Englishman’s God is a good God; for He hath heard you, and sent you rain, and that without such tempest and thunder as we used to have with our rain; which after our Powawing for it; breaks down the corn; whereas your corn stands whole and good still; surely, your God is a good God.”


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Thank you Veterans!!!!!

By wsbt | November 11, 2015

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“Throughout the course of American history, courageous men and women have taken up arms to secure, defend, and maintain these core principles upon which our Nation’s freedoms depend”George Bush

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Don’t Forget!!

By wsbt | October 29, 2015



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Finding Fault

By wsbt | October 22, 2015


Sid and Barney head out for their usual 9 holes. Sid says, “Let’s make the time worth the while, at least for one of us, and bet $5 on the lowest score for the day.” Barney agrees and they enjoy a great game. After the 8th hole, Barney is ahead by one stroke, but hits his ball into the rough on the 9th.

“Help me find my ball, you look over there,” he says to Sid. After five minutes, neither has had any luck, and since a lost ball carries a four-stroke penalty, Barney quietly pulls a ball from his pocket and tosses it to the ground. “I’ve found my ball!” he announces triumphantly.

Sid looks at him forlornly, “After all the years we’ve been friends, you’d cheat me in golf for a measly five bucks!?”

“What do you mean cheat? I found my ball sitting right here!”

“And a liar, too!” Sid says with amazement. “I’ll have you know I’ve been standing on your ball for the last five minutes!”

It’s so easy to point the finger at others when we’re guilty of the same thing! That was the problem with the Pharisees. It wasn’t just their judgment (because some judgment is appropriate and necessary). The problem was the kind of judgment, their anxiousness to find fault in others while taking no time to examine their own lives.

“And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and behold, a beam is in thine own eye?” (Matthew 7:3-4)

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Pastor Appreciation Sunday!

By wsbt | October 14, 2015


This Past Sunday was Pastor Appreciation Sunday. We are thankful and appreciate our Founding Pastor, Dr. Carl E. Chitwood and Assistant Pastor, Bro. Bob Babnick. 




If you cannot be a preacher and hold millions in your sway.

You can be faithful witness preaching by your life each day.

Perhaps you are too old or weary to climb the mountains steep and high,

But you need not from the valley be indifferent as men die.

God has blessed you with His bounty, so there’s something you can do.

You can be a faithful steward and help the lost find Christ through you.

If you cannot be His servant preaching on some distant shore,

Then at least you can be faithful to witness to the man next door.

Do not wait for call or vision; there is work for all today.

Let us all then join God’s army and do our best without delay.

Though you cannot go in person, you can go by purse and prayer.

If you have a heart to serve Him, you can serve Him anywhere.

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Get On Track and Stay There

By wsbt | September 23, 2015



A man bought a new hunting dog. Eager to see how he would perform, he took him out to track a bear. No sooner had they gotten into the woods than the dog picked up the trail. Suddenly he stopped, sniffed the ground, and headed in a new direction. He had caught the scent of a deer that had crossed the bear’s path. A few moments later he halted again, this time smelling a raccoon that had crossed the path of the deer. Then a turkey, a rabbit, and so on, until finally the breathless hunter caught up with his dog, only to find him barking triumphantly down the hole of a field mouse.

One of the things for which Paul prayed was for his brethren in Colossae to be able to “approve the things that are excellent” (Phil. 1:10). He used a word here that was common among metallurgists. As they tested the quality of metal, they “approved” in the metal that which was genuine. It is used in this passage of testing that which is good or evil. That is not always easy. Easy or not, it is the thing responsible Christians must do.

Our faith gets involved in this. We should test the excellency of our personal faith. Peter informed his readers that “for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials” but also told them how beneficial such would be. He concluded, that “your faith, which is more precious than all the gold in the world, may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed” (1 Pet. 1:6-7). The word “proved” here is the same as in Col. 1:10).

Often Christians start out with high resolve, putting the kingdom of God first in their lives, but their attention is soon diverted to things of lesser worth. One pursuit leads to another until they’ve strayed far from their original purpose. Let us do our best to put first things first. So, take the divine admonition and stay on track and let nothing cause you to deviate from the straight and narrow way.

 “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you” (Matt. 6:33).

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God is Still In Control!

By wsbt | September 10, 2015

No matter what happens,


Is still in control!

We pray for the safety of America

and thank God for His blessings. 

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Did You Know?

By wsbt | August 27, 2015

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Your church is what you make it.

If it is a growing church, it is because you come regularly with your family to learn from God’s Word.

If it is a scriptural church, it is because you will settle for nothing less.

If it is a friendly church, it is because you are friendly and make it so.

If it is a giving church, it is because you give with a heart of love.

If it is a praying church, it is because you regularly and consistently pray for your church and its ministries.

If it is a spiritual church, it is because you daily walk in the Spirit and abide in Christ.

If it is a Bible-believing church, it is because you study to show yourself “approved unto God….rightly dividing the word of truth.”

Please remember that your church will be exactly what you make it!

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