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Our Leadership and Staff

Where to Turn for Spiritual Guidance

The best church leader is a team. At Westside Missionary Baptist Church, we’re blessed with an outstanding group of dedicated believers and religious leaders who conduct services, run events and keep our congregation on a clear spiritual path.


Eddie C. Wright

Senior Pastor

Eddie Wright has been with our church since 1982. He became our Sr. Pastor July 11, 2021. He was saved in the spring of 1970, surrendered to preach in 1971 and first pastored in 1973. He married his wife, Delores, in 1964.

His favorite Bible Quote is John 1: 1

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."

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Jeremy D. Wright


Jeremy was raised in the church and was saved in 2002. He surrendered to preach at 19. He was ordained on December 6, 2015. He became our pastor on July 11, 2021. He also oversees all youth related activities. Jeremy married his wife, Karen, in 2014.

His favorite Bible verse is John 3:17-18 

17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.


Cynthia Heath


Cynthia has been with our church since 2007. She is responsible for the church finances. She was saved in 1960. She married her husband, Tony, in 1990.

Her favorite Bible verse is Ephesians 2:8 -9

8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.

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Karen Wright

Clerk and Sunday School Teacher

Karen Wright has been with our church since 2013. She was saved in 2013 and baptized into our church shortly thereafter. Karen married Jeremy in 2014. She is one of our Sunday School teachers, pre-k to 2nd grade and nursery.

Her favorite Bible verse is 1 Thessalonians 5: 17

17 Pray without ceasing.

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Tammie Hamblen

Sunday School Teacher

Tammie Hamblen has been with our church since 1982. She was saved when she was just 9 years old! Tammie and Duane married in 1984. She is one of our Sunday School teachers, Middle School.

Her favorite Bible verse is Isaiah 40:31

31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

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Maria and Amelia

Youth and Outreach Assistants  Sunday School Teachers

Maria (left) has been with our church for 7 years. She was saved at the Florida Youth Encampment (in Groveland, FL) in 2019. She assists with coordinating youth related activities. 

Maria's favorite Bible verse is

Joshua 1:9

9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

Amelia has been with our church 8 years. She's the daughter of Karen and Jeremy. She was saved in 2020. She assists with our Facebook and instagram accounts as well as youth related activities. 

Amelia's favorite Bible verse is

Proverbs 31:10

Who can find a virtuous women? for her price is far above rubies.

Both Amelia and Maria are Sunday School teachers for 3rd to 5th grade.

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