• Worship times
  • Map and directions
  • What to expect
  • For your kids
  • What we believe
  • Meet our staff

Worship Times

We offer a contemporary service at 9:30am and a traditional one at 11am. Bible Study also takes places during those hours.

We also have a Chinese speaking service (West U Chinese Church) at 10:50am and a bi-lingual service at our Crosspoint Campus at 1:30pm (Iglesia Crosspoint.)







Getting to West U

We're located in the heart of West U, one block north of University Blvd. and West U city hall, and just across Auden Street from the baseball fields and West U Elementary, at 6218 Auden St, Houston TX, 77005.

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For Your Kids

KidRally is a special kid-friendly worship time at 9:30. For parents who attend the Encounter Worship Service at 9:30. There is always a great combination of kid-style music, fun, and teaching from God's Word. (Nursery care is provided for younger children.)

Kid's Bible Study is offered every Sunday morning at 11:00.

Child Care for children ages birth through 3 years is provided during all Sunday morning programming. Even very young children can learn that Jesus loves them, so an age-appropriate teaching curriculum is offered during Sunday School.

KidStuff is our Children's Ministry. Click here for more information.



What We Believe

• God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe.  He has eternally existed in three persons:  the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  These three are co-equal and are one God.  (Genesis 1:1,26,27; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; I Peter 1:2; II Corinthians 13:14)

Man is made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character.  He is the supreme object of God’s creation.  Although man has tremendous potential for good, he is marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin.”  This attitude separates man from God. (Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a, 59:1 2; Romans 3:23)

Man was created to exist forever.  He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or in union with God, through forgiveness and salvation.  To be eternally separated from God is Hell.  To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life.  Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence.  (John 3:16; I John 2:25; 5:11-13; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15)

Jesus Christ is the Son of God.  He is co-equal with the Father.  Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on a cross.  He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death.  He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.  (Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5; 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14-15; I Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; I Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13)

Salvation is a gift from God to man.  Man can never make up for his sin by self-improvement or good works.  Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can man be saved from sin’s penalty.  Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.  (Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 1:12, 14:6; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1)

Because God gives man eternal life through Jesus Christ, the believer is secure in that salvation for eternity.  Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian.  It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives this security. (John 10:29; II Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25; 10:10-14; I Peter 1:3-5)

The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God.  He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ.  He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation.  He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right.  The Christian seeks to live under His control daily.  (II Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13; 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; I Corinthians 2:12; 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18)

The Bible is God’s Word to all men.  It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit.  It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living.  Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error.  (II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20-21; II Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105,160; 12:6; Proverbs 30:5)

A New Testament church is an autonomous local congregation of baptized believers, associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the gospel; exercising the gifts, rights, and privileges invested in them by the Bible, and seeking to extend the gospel to the ends of the earth.  (Matthew 16:15-19; 28:18 20; Acts 2:41-42,47; Ephesians 3:8-11,21; Colossians 1:18; 1 Peter 5:1-4)

God has ordained the family as the foundational institution of human society.  Marriage is the uniting of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime.  It is God’s unique gift to reveal the union between Christ and His church and to provide for the man and the woman in marriage the framework for intimate companionship, the channel of sexual expression according to biblical standards, and the means for procreation of the human race.  Children, from the moment of conception, are a blessing and heritage from the Lord. Parents are to teach their children spiritual and moral values and to lead them to make choices based on biblical truth.  Children are to honor and obey their parents.  (Genesis 2:18-25; Exodus 20:12; Deuteronomy 6:4-9; Psalm 139:13-16; Proverbs 22:6; Matthew 5:31-32; 19:3-9; Romans 1:18-32; 1 Corinthians 7:1-16; Ephesians 5:21-33; Colossians 3:18-21)




Meet Our Staff

Roger Patterson

Senior Pastor

Roger and his wife Julee have been at West University Baptist since 1997. They have two boys, Brady Jackson and Cooper Grayson, and one daughter Carson Claire, who are the joy of their lives. Roger received his doctorate degree (Doctor of Ministry) from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, his Master's of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1998 and his Bachelor of Arts in Christianity and Speech from Houston Baptist University in 1995. Roger began his time here as the Minister to Students in 1997, and then in 1999 was named Associate Pastor. That role had many responsibilities, including staff and facility administration, strategic planning, construction management, and preaching/teaching. In May of 2009, Roger accepted the call to become the next Senior Pastor of West U Baptist and Crosspoint Church. He loves playing basketball and golf, but most of all he loves spending time with his family.


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Roger Patterson

Senior Pastor

Roger and his wife Julee have been at West University Baptist since 1997. They have two boys, Brady Jackson and Cooper Grayson, and one daughter Carson Claire, who are the joy of their lives. Roger received his doctorate degree (Doctor of Ministry) from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, his Master's of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1998 and his Bachelor of Arts in Christianity and Speech from Houston Baptist University in 1995. Roger began his time here as the Minister to Students in 1997, and then in 1999 was named Associate Pastor. That role had many responsibilities, including staff and facility administration, strategic planning, construction management, and preaching/teaching. In May of 2009, Roger accepted the call to become the next Senior Pastor of West U Baptist and Crosspoint Church. He loves playing basketball and golf, but most of all he loves spending time with his family.


Dave Allee

Children's Pastor / Sports & Recreation Pastor / Director of Information Technology

Dave Allee has been serving on staff since 2003. Dave and his wife Jen have two boys, Aaron and Parker. Dave started working at West U Baptist & Crosspoint Church with our children and youth. He used his musical talents and outgoing personality to lead kids in all kinds of fun activities that culminated in meaningful Bible study, worship, and prayer. Currently, Dave oversees our technology department which includes IT and network administration and is responsible for our Sports and Recreation Ministry. As of the summer of 2016 he is also the Children's Pastor at West U Baptist and oversees our KidStuff Team.


Ronny Barner

Minister of Senior Adults

Ronny came to West University Baptist Church after completing his Masters Degree in Church Music at Southwestern Seminary in 1962. Some 50 years later he is still on staff having served 37 years as Minister of Music and now as Minister to Senior Adults. The Senior Adult Ministry is alive and well at WUBC, with a department of approximately 90 people, an active "Prime Time Singers" choir, and regular trips. Ronny's wife Ruth is a gifted Bible teacher in the Senior Department. Their daughter Bari Barner Brumfield is organist at WUBC and works with the children's choir program. The joy of Ronny and Ruth's life are their 4 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.


Abby Bergstrom

Crosspoint Children's Director

Abby, a native Houstonian, joined the staff in July 2011. Abby and her husband, Jason, have been members of Crosspoint since March 2007 right before they were happily married by Roger in January 2008. Now parents of son Elliot and daughter Robin. Abby has a B.A. in music and a B.A. in theater from Texas State University. Following college, Abby was employed with the A. D. Players for 6 years. While at the Players, Abby was the Director of the Theater Arts Academy and directed and taught many students, ages four through adult. She is passionate about children and looks forward to seeing what God is going to do through the Children’s Ministry.


Jennifer Dean

Communications Director & Worship Assistant

Jennifer and her husband Kevin became members of West University Baptist Church in September of 2002. Jennifer joined the staff in May of 2005 as the Director of Volunteers, but in January of 2010 she took on a different role helping with Communications and Marketing. She also is very active in planning the worship and creative elements for the services. Jennifer graduated from Baylor University with a degree in theater performance in 2000, and spent five years full time with the A.D. Players Theater company in Houston. She still acts and directs around town. Jennifer and her husband Kevin welcomed their baby girl, Lilian Vera, through the gift of adoption in June of 2016.


Doug DeVries

West U Worship Coordinator

Doug began attending West U in the fall of 2013 when he moved to Houston to begin his graduate studies at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. A Los Angeles native and classically trained musician from age 3, Doug attended The Juilliard School in New York City for his Bachelors of Music in Flute Performance, and has enjoyed a varied career as a freelance musician and educator ever since. Doug joined the West U staff in the fall of 2016. He is equally passionate about excellence in worship at West U as he is about campus ministries at Rice University, and has loved the intersection of the two in his work at West U.


Megan Dobbs

Director of KidConnect

Megan was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She has two incredible parents who taught her to love Jesus well, along with a sweet brother who currently attends Texas Tech University. She graduated from Texas A&M University in May of 2009 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies focused on Elementary Education. She taught for 7 years; 4 years in first grade and 3 years as a fourth grade Language Arts/Social Studies teacher. Megan joined our staff in June of 2016 as our Director of KidConnect. She has a true passion for children and seeing them grow not only as a person, but also in their relationship with Christ. Megan is excited to teach students at KidConnect about the love of Jesus while providing a safe, welcoming, and fun environment for after school. Outside of work, she loves spending time with her people and her pup! She is excited and expectant to see what God has in store for KidConnect.


Robby Dobbs

West U Campus Pastor

Robby grew up in Houston, TX and is excited to be back here serving as Student Pastor for West University Baptist and Crosspoint Church. Robby and his wife Shelley were high school sweethearts and have two children, Megan and Robby III. Robby has served in youth ministry for almost 20 years. Robby has a heart for families and seeing lost students and children reached with the Good News of Jesus Christ. Outside of his work at church, Robby loves hunting, fishing and sports in general. He attended Texas Tech University where he played football and is still an avid RED RAIDER fan!


Emily Dockall

West U Girls Minister

Emily was born and raised in Orange, Texas with her two younger sisters. She became a follower of Jesus during her Sophomore year of high school, while attending a youth camp with a friend. During her Senior year, God grew her faith by hardships and Emily began leading students at her home church and various camps. She attended Lamar University in Beaumont, TX to pursue a degree in Speech Language Pathology, and got more involved in student ministry throughout college. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in May 2014 and went on a mission trip to Guatemala, where she met an Aggie named Matt that was living in Guatemala City. In September 2015, Emily and Matt were married and started a life in Houston. After working in Speech Therapy for almost two years, Emily felt restless to return to ministry full time, as her greatest passion is to see students know God, love Him, and take part in the Gospel. She is especially passionate about seeing young girls find identity and self-worth in Jesus. She joined the Student Ministry Staff at West U Baptist in October 2016 as the Girls Associate, and she and Matt are very excited to take part in glorifying God here.


Liana Fairbanks

Business Administrator

Liana and her husband Hardy have grown up in West University Baptist Church. Liana graduated from Houston Baptist University with a Bachelor of Accountancy. She and Hardy married just before she graduated and not long thereafter, they left for 8 years on an overseas work assignment, living most of that time in Jakarta, Indonesia. While living overseas their three daughters--Kimberly, Carol and Katie were born. Since their return in 1997, Hardy served as our interim music director and they took over as directors of our church's youth choir. They have helped plan and sponsor our students' annual mission trip each year since. When Liana went back to work full-time, she started with Christian Community Service Center. In early 2005, she felt God's call to come and use her accounting and administrative abilities to serve our church as full-time Business Administrator.


Kirby Follis

Interim Crosspoint Campus Pastor & Discipleship Pastor

Kirby was called to West University Baptist/Crosspoint Church as Discipleship Pastor in June of 2013. He and his wife Wendy have three children, Hannah, Ian and Nathan. Kirby recently served as Pastor to Young Married Adults in West Texas. Prior to that, he served as a Worship Pastor for 24 years primarily in San Antonio and Houston. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and enjoys using it on mission. Kirby and Wendy have a heart for people and love being together with family, whether it be on mission or just downtime.


Justin Kellough

Crosspoint Student Pastor

Justin first felt called to ministry the summer after he graduated high school when he was working at a church camp near his hometown in northeast Texas. After serving as a lay leader for students throughout his time at the University of Texas at Austin, he has served in full time ministry since 2009, beginning as a full time youth intern in Round Rock, and then serving in Gonzales for three years as a youth pastor. Most recently he has served as the Minister to Students at FBC Woodbridge, VA, and came on board as the Crosspoint Student Pastor in January 2017. He is passionate about seeing teenagers take the next steps in their walk with Christ, and leads them to take an active part in the body of Christ by serving and meeting the needs of others. He and his wife, Kristen, were married in August of 2012, and they welcomed their first child, Magdalene, in February of 2016.


Barry Landrum

Minister of Pastoral Care

Barry Landrum served the church of West U Baptist and Crosspoint Church as their Senior Pastor until May of 2010 when he retired. Now, he is joining the church staff again in a part-time capacity to minister to those in the congregation that may be in need of prayer, going through a difficult loss or in the hospital. We are excited to have Barry and his wife Charlotte with us again.



Jeff McMorrough

Graphic Artist and Photographer

Jeff has attended Crosspoint Church since 2006 and joined the staff of West U and Crosspoint in August of 2010. As a part of the communications team, Jeff is involved in graphics, photography and creative media for the church. Jeff grew up in Arkansas and attended Arkansas Tech University for Speech and Theatre and studied acting at Florida Atlantic University. Jeff moved to Houston in 2001 and worked for the A. D. Players for 9 years as an actor and in marketing. Jeff continues to pursue acting in theatre and film. He is also an avid photographer and shoots portraits and weddings. www.baraphotography.com


Chuck Oak

Missions Pastor

Chuck first joined the West U/Crosspoint team in September of 2011 as Missions Consultant. In May 2012 Chuck accepted the call to be Missions and Outreach Pastor. Chuck received his Masters of Divinity degree from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary in Mill Valley, California. He and his wife, Karen, served in Costa Rica and Spain as missionaries with the Southern Baptist International Mission Board. Upon returning to the States, Chuck became the Missions Pastor at Forest Cove Baptist Church, Kingwood Texas, where he served for ten years. Upon the merger with Second Baptist Houston in 2004, he became Evangelism and New Members pastor of Second’s North Campus. In 2008 Chuck joined a team that started Grandview Fellowship Church in Sugar Land, Texas where he faithfully served for four years, first as Missions Pastor then later Pastor. Whether across the street or across an ocean, Chuck’s greatest joy is to see people deployed using their gifts and talents to expand God’s Kingdom, and in the end, to see lives transformed – those lives being reached with God’s truth, and the lives of mission team members as they witness and experience God at work. Chuck and Karen have two amazing daughters and five fabulous grandchildren. When he has the time, Chuck enjoys riding his Harley Davidson with Karen, sports and ceramics.


Jean Pennington

Women's Ministry Director

Jean and her husband Gary have been members of West U Baptist for 40+ years. Jean has been involved in many areas of ministry over the years, but has always had a special heart and passion for Women's Ministry. In the past, she has taught Sunday School, women's Bible studies, VBS, and has worked with the youth and senior adults. She became our Director of Women's Ministry in 2013 after volunteering for many years in the ministry and most recently chairing the Women's Ministry Committee. Jean and Gary raised their two daughters at WUB, their son-in-law grew up in the church, and their two grandsons are very active in the church. Jean "loves this place!"


Patina Sehorn

Director of A Children's Village PreSchool

Patina is a wife and mother to 3 terrific children; John Henry (24), Murphy (23) and Whitley (13). She found her second career in Early Childhood and Elementary Education after the death of her first husband. Patina has taught preschool through 5th grade. In 2010, she co-authored the parenting book, "Answer Keys, Teachers’ Lesson Plans for Successful Parenting." After which she enjoyed years of speaking and teaching parent education workshops in and around the Houston area. Patina has found her passion using her life experiences both in and out of the classroom to encourage parents to parent with joy and Gods purpose. She came on staff during the 2015-2016 school year, and loves working with the families and children in ACV.


Aaron Senseman

Communications and Crosspoint Worship Pastor

Aaron leads worship at the 9:30 and 11:00 services at our Crosspoint campus. He has been leading worship for over ten years, and his songwriting and arranging talents bring a freshness to our worship services that is reflected each week in the voices of our congregation. As a musician, he has toured and performed with Bebo Norman and Caedmon's Call and has received a Dove Award for his work on the acclaimed City on a Hill series as well as an ASCAP Christian Music Award for the number one single Before There was Time. Aaron and his wife Brittany rejoiced at the birth of their first child, a daughter, in April 2008 and their son in January of 2010. Aaron is also the pastor overseeing our Communications Team.


Roger Sharp

West U Worship Pastor

Roger and his wife Mary Jo met while marching in "The Pride of Oklahoma" marching band at the University of Oklahoma where they both received their Bachelor’s of Music Education degrees. Roger completed his Doctor of Ministry degree after obtaining his MA in Christian Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Mary Jo is a Professor at Houston Baptist University as well as the founder and director of Confident Christianity Apologetics Ministry through which she speaks internationally and writes books and curriculum to equip churches. Their daughter Emily also received her Bachelor’s of Music Education degree at OU and is teaching in the Houston area. Roger has been leading choirs, orchestras, praise teams, and many other ensembles for over two decades. He also equips believers via focused conferences in the areas of Christian apologetics, spiritual formation, evangelism, and marriage/family. The Sharp family enjoys the outdoors, attending symphony concerts, international travel, and watching and reading Tolkien and Lewis inspired stories.


Joshua Tao

Pastor of West U Chinese Church

Joshua Tao and his wife Joy have been married for 24 years and have three kids, Wade, Wendy, and Willa. Joshua accepted Christ when he was a graduate student in Shanghai and felt the calling into ministry soon after. It took him quite few years to commit himself to the ministry while being a Ph.D student at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He got his M.D. from Wenzhou Medical College in 1986 and practiced medicine for two years, then his Master of Science in Immunology from Shanghai Second Medical University in 1991. He received his M. Div. from Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary in 1998, and his Doctor of Ministry from Dallas Theological Seminary in 2012. Joshua has been serving as the Executive Director of the American-Chinese Fellowship since 2000. He has been leading the Chinese congregation since he started it in 2001. He joined WUBC in 2014.


Rick Vasquez

Staff Evangelist

Pastor Rick Vasquez and his wife Maribel have a passion for the Hispanic community and will be Pastoring Crosspoint Church Español. Pastor Rick Vasquez is an Evangelist and herald of the gospel of grace, and believes that God's word call's us to be ambassadors for Jesus Christ.Pastor Rick’s first encounter with the Lord was in September 1994, while listening to a heavy metal rock group known as Metallica, realizing his need of God's redemptive grace, he renounced his former way of life and has served as a gospel catalyst since. The experience of God's call has lead him to become Ordained as a Minister in 2004 and studied at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, served as Program Coordinator at Restorative Justice Center in Fort Worth Texas and Texas Field Director for Prison Fellowship Ministry. A platform speaker across the country with a Pastoral heart for the Hispanic people group, Pastor Rick has a strong leadership focus for church planting initiatives and prison ministry.


Kathleen Yarborough

Director of International Friendship Minsitries

Kathleen and her husband Steve have worshipped and served together at West University Baptist since 1989 (with a brief sojourn in Austin, TX). Kathleen began teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) while in Austin and immediately fell in love with internationals and meeting their needs through ESL. The world has come to Houston and WUBC’s location in the heart of the city offers a unique opportunity to reach international visiting scholars at the Texas Medical Center, Rice University, the University of Houston and other learning institutions. As a fourth generation “WUBCer”, Kathleen appreciates those who have come before and built the church into the house of the Lord it is today.



Tim Yeager

West U Student Pastor

Tim grew up Rockwall, TX and is excited to be here in Houston serving as the Student Pastor at West University Baptist Church. He and his wife Sydney met doing Young Life at Texas A&M University. They welcomed their first child, Charlotte, in July of 2015 and their second daughter, Skylar in August of 2016. Prior to being in Houston, Tim served as the High School Outreach Associate at Lake Pointe Church after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Texas A&M University in December of 2013. Tim and Sydney have a heart for relational ministry and seeing students meet Jesus and become fully devoted followers of Him. Outside of his work at church, Tim loves sports in general and cheering on his beloved Dallas Mavericks, Dallas Cowboys, and Aggies!