• 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).

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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.

 

 

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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)

 

 

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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

Mercy to the City

Mercy to the City is the expression of compassion to the people of our city. Being merciful to the city is striving to deploy generosity throughout our lives into the lives of other who are hurting, broken and in need of God’s mercy.  Mercy to the City strives to express the heart and character of God by giving, expecting nothing in return. 

Our church partners with various ministries throughout the city that allow our members to deploy into the hurting communities of Greater Houston. Click on the links below for more information on getting involved.

 

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Agape Development Ministries - At Agape Development, we are transforming our neighborhood by preparing Christ-following, independent, community leaders. All of our staff live in the community and reach our neighbors through personal relationship and a variety of programs. Through following Jesus, listening to the community, creating opportunities, and community empowerment Agape seeks the shalom of the city. We have many volunteer opportunities.  Click Here here for more information or contact Agape here.

 

 

 

 

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Casa is a free medical clinic that provides treatment to the low-income and uninsured population in our community. Casa’s volunteers share the love of Jesus Christ while providing whole-person—body, soul, spirit—healthcare. “Whole person healing” refers to our unique integrated approach to ministry.  Volunteering at Casa El Buen Samaritano is an opportunity to be part the excitement of changing the world for ETERNITY – one patient at a time.   We offer many diverse volunteer opportunities including administrative support, childcare, cleaning, clinical providers, data entry, ESL teachers, graphics, audio and visual arts, IT Support, special events support, and translation. For more information on becoming a volunteer click here or email.   

 

 

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Free the Captives works specifically with teenage trafficking victims from 12 to 18 years old in Houston. Direct services include working with law enforcement to rescue the victims and then restoration through providing housing, jobs, support groups, material assistance, tutoring, and mentoring. Additional focus areas include awareness, research, public policy and prevention work. Click here to fight teen trafficking in Houston, or email Free the Captives.

 

 

 

 

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Mercy House - This ministry provides, at no charge, a place to stay for patients and family members who require constant medical care but who live out of the area. In order to make a house a home, Mercy House needs your help. Volunteer opportunities include: transportation, home repairs, house cleaning, preparing and delivering meals, fellowship, sightseeing, Bible study, hospital visitation, nights out and one on one prayer. Click here for current needs and volunteer opportunities.

 

 

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ESL - The world has come to Houston! English as a Second Language Classes are a great opportunity for us to deploy into ministry by reaching out to internationals right here at West U/Crosspoint. We need friendly faces to teach classes on Wednesday or to “adopt” a student who has no contact with an American home. You could be the difference maker in their life. For more information on how you help, contact Kathleen Yarborough. To visit the International Friendship page, click here.

 

refugee-logo-1.jpgRefugee Ministry - This ministry serves some of the thousands of refugees in our city. Citizenship, ESL, and Job Search classes, American culture workshops and one on one mentoring are a few of the opportunities. Click here for more information or contact Kathleen Yarborough .

 

 

 

 

Other Member Led Deploy Opportunities