Our mission is "to reach spiritually unresolved people and help them to become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ." (Luke 19:10)
We know that finding spiritually unresolved people and helping them become fully devoted followers of Christ is impossible without God’s Spirit. That’s why we strive to create an environment where people can ask tough questions about God and faith, and where they can have the space they need to decide – as God’s Spirit makes this clear to them – to begin their journey with Christ.
We resist pressuring people into making what we believe is the most important decision they will ever make in their lives. Using this approach we have consistently seen people experience life-changing encounters with God that have withstood the tests of time and challenges to their faith.
We also believe that every Christ-follower has the responsibility to be an influencer for Christ, both in what they believe and in how they live out their everyday life relationships and experiences. Since God does have a special purpose for each of us through the networks of our relationships, we make every effort to understand the uniqueness of each person’s way of thinking and living, and try to interact with them based on “where they are coming from.”
Pastor Rod sensed a call to ministry while a young boy. After high school Rod went to college for pastoral ministry and began pastoring after he graduated. Rod continued his education at Evangelical School of Theology. During his first 10 years of ministry he pastored in Pennsylvania, Kansas and Alabama. Rod has lived in Georgia for more than 20 years. Rod’s family, along with Greg Porter’s family, started West Town Community Church. The church was started in a store-front and is now located in the heart of Evans with an attractive and user friendly facility on 10 acres.
Rod and his wife, Vangie, have been married since 1980. They have been in pastoral ministry for over 30 years. They have two grown children, two children still at home, a grandson and a granddaughter.
Rod is a motorcycle enthusiast.
Kim has been a part of West Town from the very beginning. First as a volunteer in the nursery, youth groups and music ministry support. She started working full time at West Town in 2006 as assistant to
the Office Manager and has held many different positions throughout the years.
Kim and her husband Fred are High School sweethearts who married in 1981 and they are known to still act like teenagers! They moved to Georgia in 1988 from PA and they love living in the south. They
raised 2 sons and are now raising 4 of their grandchildren, ages 5-11.
Kim loves reading, studying her bible, fellowshipping with others and playing games with the grandkids!
Larry has a heart for helping people in their time of need. He, along with his wife, Tina, spent 9 years as youth leaders. Larry graduated with his Master of Divinity from Liberty University. He also works as a Chaplain Resident at Prisma Health Care in Columbia, SC. He married his wife, Tina, in 1993 and they have one son, Chris and one grandson, Carsen.
Vangie is very passionate about kids connecting and growing in relationship with their Creator, Lord and Savior. Vangie's entire adult career has been in youth education. She has taught public schools, private schools, youth camps, VBS and children's ministry. She also has experience with foster children. She and Rod have adopted four children.
Our WTKIDs teams aim to bring high energy, genuine connection and sincere intentionality to every kid's church experience.
Our hope is to come alongside the parents to help train and enrich their child's spiritual journey. (Deuteronomy 6:6-9)
Our music style is contemporary worship. We have a full band and also do acoustic sets. We enjoy bringing our church members and visitors to the feet of Jesus every Sunday. It is our honor to be in this role and we do not take it lightly. It is not a performance to us but a time to make the best sound with our abilities for Christ. We would love for you to join us. Hope to see you soon!