Welcome!
 
You matter. Whether you grew up in church, never stepped foot in one, or somewhere in between, we are glad you’re visiting our website! Our hope at Westmeade is that you would encounter a real God with us through the teaching of Biblical Truth, experiencing genuine worship, and being a part of authentic community. We’re not perfect, nor do we expect you to be. We just want you to be able to see God for who He is with us! We would love for you to join us!
 
Gathering Times 
 
Sunday: 9:15 am, Sunday School
10:30 am, Worship
5:45 pm, Children & Youth Services
6:00 pm, Adult Small Groups
 
Wednesday: 6:15 pm, Youth Worship Service
6:30 pm, Kids Praise & Adult Bible Study
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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We are a Church that believes in Jesus & loves God & people

We are a church that believes in Jesus, a church that loves God and people. Overwhelmed by the gift of salvation we have found in Jesus, we have a heart for authentic worship, are passionate about the local church, and are on a mission to see God’s kingdom established across the earth.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Justin McAlpin
Senior Pastor of Westmeade Baptist Church
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Our Staff

 
 
 
Justin McAlpin
Senior Pastor

 

 
David Burdeshaw
Minister of Music
 
Ben Tinley
Minister to Children & Families
 
Terrance Andrews
Minister to Students
 
Julie Buckley
Minister of Pastoral Care
 
 
 
 
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Our Core Values

 
 

Genuine Worship

The grace of God should result in personal intimacy with Him through effectual prayer, heartfelt praise and transparent living. We believe worship is not a Sunday morning event, but a lifestyle of walking with God.
 
 
 

Authentic Community

Believers united by Christ to worship, love and serve one another in the real world with real faith, forgiveness and grace. We believe that mentoring believers is vital to the life of the church. 
 

Biblical Authority

An ever-changing culture demands a solid anchor for discovering the truth. We believe that the Word of God is absolute truth, relevant and reliable for every generation.
 

Missional Living

The life-changing message of Christ must be seen and heard in our living, both locally and globally. We are HIS witnesses.
 
 
 

Sacrificial Giving

God calls us to be faithful in the stewardship of our time, talents and tithe. We acknowledge that all resources come from the hand of God and we are accountable to Him for their use. 
 
 
 
 
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Our Doctrinal Truths

An ever changing culture demands a solid anchor for discovering the truth. We believe that the Word of God is absolute truth, relevant and reliable for every generation. The doctrinal truths we hold dear are:

 

 God

God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.

 

The Father

He is all powerful, all knowing, all loving and all wise. He reigns with providential care over the universe and the flow of human history moves according to His purpose and plan.

 

Jesus

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus has eternally existed and became man at His incarnation. He lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. His body arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of King and Lord of Lords.

 

Holy Spirit

He is the third person of the Trinity. He guides men into all truth; exalts Christ; convicts of sin; of righteousness and of judgement; cultivates Christian character; comforts believers; bestows spiritual gifts by which believers serve God with; and seals the believer unto the day of final redemption. His presence in the lives of believers is the assurance of God to bring us into the fullness of the stature of Christ.

 

Baptism

We believe scriptural baptism must be: (1) by being completely immersed under the water, and (2) must be after salvation. Baptism has no saving power but is the first act of obedience symbolizing (1) the believer’s faith in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus and (2) the believer’s death to sin and resurrection to walk a new life in Christ.
 
 

Scripture

The Bible is God’s Word to us. It is written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living.
 

Human Beings

People are made in the image of God and are the supreme object of God’s creation. All of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience and corresponding actions toward God called sin. Sin separates people from God and causes many problems in life.
 

Salvation

Salvation is God’s free gift to us, but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by accepting Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.
 

Eternal Security

Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the true believer is secure in that salvation for eternity. If you have been genuinely saved, you cannot “lose” your salvation. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives us this security.
 

Eternity

People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally with Him is Heaven.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Our History

Westmeade began over 50 years ago with a group of believers from several local congregations coming together to plant a church in the rapidly developing south west area of Decatur. It has been a remarkable journey covered in God’s fingerprints. We have come a long way, but so many more opportunities for Kingdom growth await.