Welcome to Westgate Baptist Church! We are an exciting and loving community of blood-bought believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, who are driven by a passion for the glory of God and the good of man. It is our earnest and heart-felt desire to exalt Jesus Christ and extend His kingdom by faithfully preaching and teaching the Word of God (1 Tim. 4:13; 2 Tim. 4:2), making disciples (Mt. 28:18-20) and shepherding each one towards Christ-like holiness (Col. 1:28-29).
Here at Westgate Baptist Church we believe that the local church exists as a visible manifestation and expression of Christ’s invisible body on the earth. The ultimate purpose of the church is to glorify God (1 Cor. 10:31; Eph. 3:21; Col. 3:17) and the fourfold means by which we do that is: (1) by exalting God in Worship (Jn. 4:23-24; Rom. 12:1ff; Heb. 13:15), (2) by expositing the Scriptures (1 Tim. 4:13; 2 Tim. 3:16-4:2; 1 Pet. 4:11), (3) by equipping the saints and edifying one another (Eph. 4:11-16; Heb. 3:12-14; 10:24-25) through the faithful preaching and teaching of God’s Word (2 Tim. 3:16-4:2), the cultivation and training of church leaders (Acts 14:23; 2 Tim. 2:2), and the mutual employment of each member’s spiritual gifts (Rom. 12:3-8; 15:14; 1 Cor. 12:7; 1 Pet. 4:10-11), and (4) by evangelizing the world (Mt. 28:18-20; 2 Cor. 5:17-21) with the end goal of making disciples through the planting and establishing of God-centered, Christ-exalting, Spirit-empowered, Bible-expositing, indigenous local churches among all the peoples of the earth (Acts 14:21-23; Rom. 15:14-29). And so as the church we gather for worship, equipping and edifying and we scatter for evangelism!