Sue and I have served together at Westside for ten years. I’ve served as Senior Pastor in three ministries for over 25 years. We have two boys and seven grandchildren. We enjoy being with our kids and grandkids, dining out with friends, exploring new places, and riding bikes at the local trails.
We have a passion for families, helping them to grow and serve the Lord from one generation to the next.
About the Scriptures
We believe that the Bible is the inerrant, inspired Word of God and that it is our final authority in all matters of faith and practice. We believe that God has preserved His Word. For reasons of unity and reliability we use the King James Version of the Bible. 2 Timothy 3:16-17, II Peter 1:20-21
God is a Person, eternally existing, as a Trinity in unity – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – three Persons and yet one God. Deuteronomy 6:4, Matthew 28:19, I Corinthians 8:6
About the Son
Jesus Christ, eternally existing, is the only begotten Son of God, who became a sinless man to redeem us. He was born of a virgin and is true God and true man. Luke 1:30-55, John 1:1-15, Philippians 2:5-8
The local church is a group of believers baptized by immersion, banded together for edification, exhortation, and evangelism as commanded by Christ in the Great Commission; preaching the Gospel to every creature. Mark 16:15, I Corinthians 12:12, Ephesians 1:22-23
Man was created in the image of God but fell through sin, bringing not only physical death, but also spiritual death or eternal separation from God. Now all of mankind exists as a fallen race with an inherited sinful nature. Genesis 2:16, Genesis 3:16-19, Romans 3:10-23, Romans 6:23
About the Sacrifice of Christ
The Lord Jesus Christ suffered and died as a substitutionary payment for the sins of the whole world. He physically arose from the dead and then ascended into Heaven. Simple faith in this sacrifice is the only way of salvation for mankind. Luke 24, Acts 1:9-11, Romans 5:8-10, I Peter 3:18
About the End Times
Jesus Christ Himself will soon come again in the air to catch up His Church to reward their service. The unbelievers left behind will go through a period called the Tribulation, after which Christ will return to the Earth to set up His Kingdom of one thousand years of righteous rule. After this, the unbelievers of all ages will stand at the Great White Throne to be judged and cast into the Lake of Fire, separated from God forever, while the believers spend eternity in the fullness of joy in Heaven with the Lord. Matthew 24:29-42, I Thessalonians 4:16-18, Revelation 19:11-20:13
Your financial support and generosity enables us to create the quality environments that you and your family enjoy on a weekly basis. Please take a moment to visit our Online Giving area via the link below.
You can also give via text – just text “GIVE” to 419.330.1223 and complete a quick one-time registration to begin giving on your smart phone.
Another option is the IPhone EasyTithe App available via the App Store on your phone.
Thank you for your support! If you have questions about giving, contact Pastor Joe at wbcmansfield.org.
Three miles west of Richland Mall and 100 yards east of Route 314 on West Fourth Street.
Westside Baptist Church
Pastor Joe Smith
Sue Smith Pastor’s Secretary & Awana Director