• 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 led by our band, and at 11am we have a more traditional style worship with full choir and orchestra. Bible Study classes take place during both hours for adults. Our children have a worship KidRally at 9:30am and Bible Study at 11am. Many of our students attend the 9:30am service with their families and then meet for Bible Study in the Student Building building across Amherst Street at 11am. There is nursery care for infant through 4 years old all morning. 


Please stop by the welcome desk to get more information about classes, directions around the building, or grab a cup of coffee. After the service please come say hello to the pastor at our Guest Reception so we can give you a small gift and have a chance to meet you.

We also have a Chinese speaking service (West U Chinese Church) at 10:50am that meets across Milton Street in the West U Community Center, and an English/Spanish bi-lingual service that meets at our Crosspoint Campus (4601 Bellaire Blvd) at 1:30pm (Iglesia Crosspoint).






Getting to West U

We're located in the heart of West U. Our building is one block north of University Blvd and West U City Hall, and just across Auden Street from the baseball fields and West U Elementary School.

6218 Auden St, Houston TX, 77005.

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• 9:30 am Contemporary Service


•11:00 am Traditional Style Worship Service


• 9:30 and 11:00 am Bible Study. Click here for more information.


KidRally at 9:30


Kid's Bible Study at 11


• 11am Student Bible Study in the Student Building building across Amherst Street at 11am. Click here for more information.


• Nursery care for infant through 4 years old all morning. 


For Your Kids

KidRally is a special kid-friendly worship time at 9:30 led by Mr. Dave (our West U Children's Pastor) and his team. KidRally meets in the gym for children ages 5 to 5th grade. There is always a great combination of kid-style music, fun, and teaching from God's Word.

Nursery care is provided all morning for infant through 4 years of age. We have wonderful paid staff so your children see the same teachers each week. Even very young children can learn that Jesus loves them, so an age-appropriate teaching curriculum is offered during Sunday School.


Kid's Bible Study is offered every Sunday morning during the  11:00 service. Children meet in grade divided groups and have great teaching, crafts and music.


KidStuff is our Children's Ministry and includes our Sunday morning activities as well as all events and programming throughout the year. 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.


Click here to view our full staff.



visit 6218 Auden / Houston, TX 77005
call 713.668.2319


West U Students is the Student Ministry of West University Baptist Church. We exist to help students in grades 6th-12th discover, develop and deploy their God given influence for His purpose and glory.


Sundays at 11:00AM - The small groups in Family Time are the best way to get connected in the Student Ministry. After a large group gathering, our students are broken into small groups based on grade and gender. The groups range in size from 5-12. Our hope is that in small groups, students can connect personally with their peers and a dynamic leader to dig into God’s Word. We meet in our Student Building (3831 Amherst St.) immediately following the 9:30AM Service in the sanctuary at West University Baptist Church.



Love Jesus. Love Others. Love Houston.

Wednesdays -West U Students will meet in our Student Building (3831 Amherst St.) for a free dinner, time of worship and a brief lesson on today's "hot topics". Come find out what it is all about. Doors open at 5:30, dinner begins at 6:00 and we wrap up our time together around 7:30!



Spring Break Local
6th-12th // March 12-15 // FREE

All students in 6th-12th grade are invited to join us for local mission projects benefiting four partners our church supports in reaching and loving our city with the Gospel. Each day we will meet at 8:15am and return by 12:30 pm. Cost is free but you must register your student for each day individually, and spaces are limited. Click the link below for more information on each day's work and to register.

Monday- Agape Development Ministry

Tuesday- Houston Welcomes Refugees

Wednesday- Houston Furniture Bank

Thursday- Plant It Forward




Spring Retreat

6th-12th // April 13-15 // $135

We're excited to go to Camp Cho-Yeh in Livingston, TX for Spring Retreat! We will be worshiping each evening together, and spending the day swimming, doing the ropes course, participating in a mud run, kayaking, and so much more that this great camp has to offer. You can register your student(s) by clicking here!

For more information on what Camp Cho-Yeh offers, visit their website.

Camp Cho-Yeh Release Form




Middle School Mission - BOUNCE
Current 6th-8th // June 25-29 // $350

BOUNCE Student Disaster Recovery offers students the opportunity to assist communities in their efforts to BOUNCE back from devastation after disaster has struck. We will be staying at South Main Baptist Church in Pasadena, TX and will be working in the Dickinson and League City areas that were affected in Hurricane Harvey - putting up sheet-rock, siding, building or repairing fences, painting, and similar tasks.


Please fill out the BOUNCE mission trip questionnaire. Once all portions of the questionnaire are complete, return to Tim Yeager by Sunday, March 25. When we receive your completed questionnaire, we will email you the registration link. All students that fill out the questionnaire will be accepted on the trip until all spots fill up. First come, first serve.


High School Mission - Alaska
Current 9th-12th // July 24-August 1 // ~$950

We will host service projects for Alaskan residents camping out on the Cook Inlet beaches at the Kenai and Kasilof Rivers. 1,000s of Alaskans are dip-netting salmon as an annual family event. Our ministry approach is gentle servanthood and need-meeting through various methods: Kids Clubs, Bounce Houses, Prayer Walking, Traffic Control, Trash Pick-up and serving free hot dogs, water and hot cocoa. Share Christ in personal and relational ways. We engage the public in this secular forum through servant evangelism.


Please fill out the Alaska mission trip questionnaire. Once all portions of the questionnaire are complete, return to Tim Yeager by Sunday, March 25. When we receive your completed questionnaire, we will email you the registration link. All students that fill out the questionnaire will be accepted on the trip until all spots fill up. First come, first serve.




Parking at the Student Ministry Building

To be a good neighbor in the City of West University Place, our church encourages the users of our Student Ministry building to refrain from parking their vehicles on public streets (other than 6200 block of Auden Street) unless they first determine that there is no available off-street parking accessible on Auden, Amherst, College, or Milton Street.



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Want to get involved?

Thank you for your interest in serving in the Student Ministry! West U Students is an exciting and rewarding place to invest your life. Teenagers desperately need extra adults in their life who challenge and encourage them in truth and love. God is using the men and women that serve in this ministry to make a huge impact on students in our community. There are many opportunities to serve and all of them are vital to our mission. It is our desire to help you find a place to serve that best fits your natural gifting, interests, and schedule. If you would like to volunteer or would like more information on volunteering for specific events, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Thanks for your partnership!

Tim Yeager – Student Pastor – tim@launchstudents.org

Emily Dockall – Girls Associate – emily@launchstudents.org