Westridge Christian Church Leadership
Westridge Christian Church is blessed to have a leadership team that comprises of Biblical Elders, ministry staff, and key volunteers, who are truly dedicated to Christ and accomplishing His will. Following are brief bio's of our leadership team.
Tim Leakey has served in many roles at Westridge since 1980. He has been involved in education programs from elementary school age through adult, prayer ministries, and leading small groups. As deacon and elder he has been involved in the lives of families, praying to God for needs and praising God for victories. Coordinating the church’s Thanksgiving Dinner outreach has been a task he has performed for many years. Tim and his wife Debbie have 5 children and 8 grand-children.
David Hester was confirmed to serve as a Westridge Christian Church's Elder on 1 January 2018. Prior to that, he served as Deacon of Missions.
The attributes that best describe David Hester as a Elder are strong preaching, leadership development and counseling. He has expressed a burning desire to lead a church like Westridge Christian Church where biblical views are embraced and encouraged, with members who care about the needs of those around them and who want to connect others to the body of Christ. David Hester takes worship and preaching very seriously. He spends hours studying God's word and is involved in the prayer group on Wednesday nights. He serves as Elder of Missions.
He is also a leader of a small group that has been together for several years. As the leader of the small group, he encourages visitors and new people to his group.
David Hester has been happily married for 11 years to his wife, Tina Hester. They have 5 children and 8 grandchildren.
Ed Blythe was confirmed to serve as a Westridge Christian Church's Elder on 13 January 2019. Prior to that, he served as an Elder from 2014-2017 and Deacon of Outreach 2009-2013.
The attributes that best describe Ed as a Elder is a burning passion for discipleship through the study of God's word and life transformation. Ed preaches about half the Sundays at the church bringing biblical application to all scripture he preaches on. He desires to lead a church like Westridge Christian Church where biblical views are embraced and encouraged, with members who care about the needs of those around them and who want to connect others to the body of Christ.
He is currently attending Johnson University, Knoxville, TN, pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Ministry Leadership and Bible and Theology.
Ed has been happily married for thirteen to his wife, Tammie. They have four Children: Estella, Anastasia, Abigail, Elijah.
I Love being one of the administrator"s of our church. I love helping the elder's here. Parts of what I do are scheduling, running the office, answering the phones and scheduling reservations for the use of the building for events.
I have been married to David Hester for 11 years. I love serving him and our 8 grandchildren..
David and I share our love for the Lord and serving our church.