Senior Pastor James Wooten
God called Pastor James Wooten and his family to move from Florida and to pastor Westgate in the spring of 2018. Pastor came to know Jesus as his personal Savior as a boy, in family devotions. He is a graduate of Pensacola Theological Seminary, where he earned a Master of Arts in Biblical Exposition and a Masters of Divinity. He was the Associate Pastor of Faith Baptist Church in Pensacola and had taught Bible at Pensacola Christian College and Academy before coming to Westgate Baptist Church. His wife Claudene is an online college speech/drama teacher, free-lance writer, ladies speaker and stay-at-home mom. The Lord has used her gifts to minister to the church through drama. They are the parents of two daughters. Pastor's desire is to see people have a vibrant personal relationship with God: first by being born again through faith in Christ, and then by learning to walk with God and serve Him.