Westside Baptist Temple

My Name Is Time…

By wsbt | October 16, 2014


My name is time. I haven’t always been and I won’t always be, but right now I’m on the move, measuring out life.

Men wait for me, submit to me, fear me; but no one can stop me except God. He is in control and He says I am running out.

Most men think I’m on the move forever. But I’m not. When I stop, eternity will keep right on going… And it will be too late-too late for repentance, too late for getting right with God through Jesus Christ His Son, too late for faith-just “forever” left for tears and anguish regrets.

Now is the day of salvation. Will it be that day for you? My name is TIME and I’m on the move. I’m nearing the end. And I’m taking you with me…into Eternity.

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Don’t forget Pastor Appreciation Sunday, this Sunday the 12th!!

By wsbt | October 9, 2014

pastor appreciation

We Thank God for our Pastors!!

Our Founding Pastor

Dr. Carl E. Chitwood

Pastor Chitwood



Our Assistant Pastor and School Principal

Bro. Bob Babnick

Bro. Bob Babnick



About 120 yrs ago, someone asked Charles Spurgeon the secret of his overwhelming success as a pastor. Gesturing toward the prayer room of the Metropolitan Tabernacle, he answered, “My people pray for me.” Over and over again in the Epistles, the apostle Paul exhorted his readers to pray for him. 

We need to pray for our Pastors every day.

Here are some things that we can specifically pray for:

-Give him a growing love for God and His Word

-Bless his family

-Give him physical health and strength, moral courage, and spiritual power to faithfully proclaim God’s Word

-Give him wisdom in all decisions which need to be made

-Bind the satanic forces which attack and tempt him

-Keep and protect him from wicked and unreasonable persons

-He will glorify God in everything he thinks, does and says

-Anoint him with the power of the Holy Spirit to teach, lead and oversee the ministry of God’s church

-He will have a genuine love for people

-God will touch and fill his wife with His Spirit as she ministers to their family and the women of this fellowship

-He will give wisdom and power to the officers and other staff members as they assist in the ministry to which God has called them

-Keep him from discouragement

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For Safety’s Sake

By wsbt | September 24, 2014





DO NOT ride in automobiles: they cause 20% of all fatal accidents.

DO NOT stay home: 17% of all accidents happen in the home.

DO NOT walk on the streets or sidewalk: 14% of all accidents happen to pedestrians in these areas.

DO NOT travel by air, or water: 16% of all accidents happen on these.

Only .001% of all deaths occur in worship services in church, and these are related to previous physical disorders. Hence, the safest place for you to be at any time is in church.


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Be here Sunday, September 14th at 6:30pm to see the DVD: “Reasons Why I Use Only the KJV Bible”

By wsbt | August 28, 2014

Why do we use only the KJV Bible? Please join with us Sunday, September 14th at 6:30pm to find out why. This description is taken from Dr. S.M. Davis’ website solvefamilyproblems.org.

Holy Bible

“On this 65 minute wide-screen DVD with 276 powerful onscreen graphics, Dr. S.M. Davis deals kindly, plainly and simply with one of the most important foundational issues of our day: Which Bible version should we use? He explains:

I use only the King James Version of the Bible BECAUSE:
I have verses that say God would preserve His Word.
I have faith that preserved His Word, just like I have faith that God gave His Word.
Of the text from which the KJV was translated.
Of the Critical Text from which virtually all other versions of the Bible have come.
Of the method of translation the King James translators used.
I need a Bible that even a child can read and understand.
I need a pure, living, inspired Bible from which I can study and preach.


Click here for a preview.

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Back To School Words Of Inspiration

By wsbt | August 21, 2014


Faith is the ability to not panic. (With God, all things are possible)

If you worry, you didn’t pray. If you pray, don’t worry. (This is very important in regards to test taking)

As a child of God, prayer is kind of like calling home everyday. (Going away to college? Keep in touch with your parents, and your Savior daily)

Blessed are the flexible for they shall not be bent out of shape. (Doing it over again and again until the teacher says its right)

A grudge is a heavy thing to carry. (You are responsible for your own actions)


School for the Academy starts Monday the 25th! 

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Who Cares? Jesus Cares!

By wsbt | August 14, 2014

In every prayer I offer God,

I will never forget to say

How very happy and thankful I am

That He cares for me each day.

There isn’t a second, a minute, or hour

that He is not close by,

To laugh with me in all my joy

or hold me when I cry.

He shares my pain and calms my fears,

Makes me strong when I am weak

He gave me His Son when

I was not worthy

and the Bible for His words to seek.

To nourish my body He gives me food,

the Holy Spirit to feed my soul,

and in so many other wonderful ways

He keeps my life in loving control

So how can I not be grateful

and in each and every prayer

tell Him how very much I love Him

and give thanks because He cares.

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12 Easy Ways to Worry!

By wsbt | July 30, 2014



1. Never worry over rumors or what “they say”, first, get the facts.

2. Know definitely your worry problems, write it down, face it.

3. Worry about only one problem at a time.

4. Set a definite day, afternoon, or night for worrying.

5. Never worry in bed, in the dining room, living room or at church.

6. Select an air-conditioned room ,lean back in an easy chair.

7. Set a time limit. If you must go beyond it, give yourself credit for time and a half.

8. Never worry with a frowning face. Smile, sing or whistle.

9. Never worry when you are tired, sick, angry or depressed.

10. Never worry while working, playing, visiting or shopping.

11. Two times never to worry: (a) when you can help the situation; (b) when you cannot.

12. Never worry alone. Take it to the Lord.

In other words, never worry!

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Ten Ways To Love

By wsbt | July 17, 2014



1. Listen without interrupting.          Prov. 18

2. Speak without accusing.                 James 1:19

3. Give without sparing.                       Prov. 21:26

4. Pray without ceasing.                       Col. 1:9

5. Answer without arguing.                 Prov. 17:1

6. Share without pretending.              Eph. 4:15

7. Enjoy without complaint.               Phil. 2:14

8. Trust without wavering.                   1 Cor. 13:7

9. Forgiving without punishing.         Col. 3:13

10. Promise without forgetting.          Prov. 13:12

Jesus loves u border


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One Nation UNDER GOD!

By wsbt | July 3, 2014


Red Skelton tells about a teacher he had when he was in the 7th grade:

“We were reciting the pledge of allegiance one day, our teacher, Mr. Laswell walked over and said, ‘I’ve been listening to you boys and girls recite the pledge of allegiance all semester and it seems that it has become monotonous for you.

If I may, may I recite it and try to explain to you the meaning of each word:

I- Me, an individual, a committee of one.

Pledge- Dedicate all of my worldly goods to give without self pity.

Allegiance- My love and my devotion.

To the flag- Our standard Old Glory, a symbol of freedom, wherever she waves, there’s respect because your loyalty has given her a dignity that shouts, freedom is everybody’s job.

United- That means that we have all come together .

States- Individual communities that have united into 48 great states. Forty eight individual communities with pride and dignity and purpose. All divided with imaginary boundaries, yet united to a common purpose: and that’s love for country.

And to the Republic- Republic: a state in which sovereign power is invested in representatives chosen by the people to govern. And government is the people and it’s from the people to the leaders, not from the leaders to the people.

For which it stands-

One nation- One nation meaning, so blessed by God.

Indivisible- Incapable of being divided.

With Liberty- Which is freedom. The right of power to live one’s own life without threats, fear, or some sort of retaliation.

And justice- The principle or qualities of dealing fairly with others.

For all- For all, which means boys and girls, it’s as much your country as it is mine.

Since I was a small boy, two states have been added to our country and two words have been added to the pledge of allegiance: UNDER GOD. Wouldn’t it be a pity if someone said ,”that is a prayer”, and that would be eliminated from schools too?”

Pray for America!


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By wsbt | June 24, 2014


We will be celebrating our Church’s 36th Anniversary this Sunday and are so excited how God has blessed us throughout the years. 

Our first service was Sunday, June 28th, 1978 in a small office building on Castellano street.



Nine people, the Pastor  and his family and Missionary Eldon Tudor and his family, were present.


Our first service, June 1978



On January 28th, 1979, we formed our Charter Membership with 37 members. The only active members today are Pastor , Marilyn and Michelle. We met in another small office building on Sunland Park, then rented a building on Festival St. for a while. We then rebuilt a building on Shorty Lane in March of 1980 while we saved money for our land and building. We moved into our permanent location in November of 1992.

We have had 9 of our men surrender to God’s work. We have also started 7 Outreach Ministries which are:

- Missions Program

-Prison Ministry

-Rescue Mission Ministry (not currently active)

-Food Pantry

-Van Ministry

- Westside Baptist Temple Academy (just finished our 19th year!)

-Bible Institute

We pray for the completion of our gym and for the safety of those working on it. Thank you to all who are a part and have been a part of our wonderful Church Family.  Make sure your family and friends know where you go to church and bring them with you!

We have lots of pictures on our Facebook site. Check them out!

This is our Pastor and wife, Carl & Marilyn Chitwood:

Bro. Carl & Marilyn Chitwood



And our Assistant Pastor and school Principal and his wife Bro. Bob & Linda Babnick:




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