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"Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood."


-Acts 20:28

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Bro. Dickie Nelson, 

Senior Pastor

Cell: 985-520-2527

Email: [email protected]

Bro. Dickie Nelson received his B.S. in Chemistry from Southeastern Louisiana University and a Master's of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Dickie began his ministry at Westside in July of 2016. He and his wife Dee spent 29 years with the IMB in South America and leadership roles at the home office in Richmond, VA. Dickie has passion for preaching God's Word and leading others to Christ.

Brittany Hastings

Worship Leader

I was raised in Hammond and have a heart for serving the area through worship. At a young age, I felt the calling of the Lord to music. I started a music career in 2003. We had the privilege of meeting a lot of people and toured many places, but God was calling us to sing for Him in the local church. I now enjoy serving with my husband and teaching my son, Brooks, to follow God’s call on your life. 

Blake Becnel

Young Adult/Youth Pastor

Cell: 985-974-4247

Email: [email protected]

Blake received his B.S. in Sociology from Louisiana Tech University and is currently pursuing a Master's from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Blake began his ministry in July of 2017 with his wife Dana. A gifted teacher, he leads young adults in their knowledge and understanding of the bible.