Our Staff

Westgate is an independent, fundamental, Baptist church. Our philosophy of ministry is very simple.

James Wooten
Senior Pastor

Rev James Wooten

Pastor James Wooten graduated from Pensacola Theological Seminary, where he earned a Master of Arts in Biblical Exposition and a Masters of Divinity.  He was associate pastor of Faith Baptist Church in Pensacola and had taught Bible at Pensacola Christian College and Academy before coming to Westgate Baptist Church.  His wife Claudene is an online college speech/drama teacher and stay-at-home mom.  The Lord has used her gifts to minister to the church through drama.  They are the parents of two daughters.  Pastor's desire is to see people have a vibrant personal relationship with God: first through being born again through faith in Christ, and then by learning to walk with God and serve Him.  Pastor Wooten came to know Jesus as his personal Savior as a young boy in family devotions.  His parents taught on the consequences of sin and the reality of hell.  Even as a child James realized he did things that were wrong - he was a sinner and deserved punishment.  By faith he asked Jesus to forgive him and save him.  Praise God He did!  You too can find pardon and forgiveness through Jesus Christ.

tony seiber
Assistant Pastor (Senior Adults)

Rev Tony Seiber

Pastor Seiber has 35 years of experience in education and administration (16 at Westgate). He holds degrees from the University of Tennesee (B.S. Ed) and BJU (M.S. Admin.). Pastor Seiber recently retired from his duties as the Administrator of Westgate Christian School, but still has an active role on staff in overseeing our Senior Adult ministry (Point Guards). He and his wife, Patti, have 5 sons and 14 grandchildren.

david parker
Assistant Pastor (Music)

Dr. David Parker

Dr. Parker is a native of Davisburg, Michigan and has earned a B.S. in Education, M.A. in Voice Performance, BJU and D.M.A. in Voice Performance, University of Michigan. He is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. He is also president and founder of C&L Enterprises and SacredSheetMusic.com, publishing sacred music. Dr. Parker joined the Westgate staff in January of 2006. He and Linda have 2 daughters, Rebecca and Sarah.

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