• 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.

 

 

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10 Year Vision

When we turn 100 years old on February 26, 2028, what will our congregation look like?  How do we build upon those who have gone before us, gather closer together, and reach the people that have yet to hear the good news? Better yet, what will we have accomplished for the Kingdom of God in this city and around the world? What influence will we have? What parts of the city will feel our influence that don’t feel it now? These are the guiding questions for this vision process.



There are three words I am using to convey this vision process: Investment, Sustainability, Expansion. 

 

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Investment: Protecting the Foundations

 

Our foundation of faith and family is what makes us strong. As we continue to grow, it’s that foundation that is our constant, and it’s our commitment to our foundations that will forge a stronger future that outlives us.  

We will prioritize the things that matter most by continuing our investment right here in our community to provide a safe, nurturing, life-giving environment for all who come. We will continue to emphasize the significance of corporate worship, the teaching of the Bible as the authoritative Word of God, and the need to connect with like-minded believers in a small group in order to grow in our faith.

To do this we will embark on:

• Strategic and on-going emphasis of our Bible study opportunities

• Comprehensive facilities master plans that will drive security, facility improvement,  and expansion

• Significant technology upgrades and online presence

• Review schedules of worship and Bible study offerings

• Consider adding worship services where and when merited

• Capital funding initiative in the Fall of 2018

 

Sustainability: Connecting Purpose to Impact

 

Everybody is able; everybody has unique gifts to offer regardless of age or experience. And your purpose isn’t meant just to be found – it’s meant to be lived out making the impact you are created to make.

Through strategic partnerships, we have been giving people an opportunity to impact our city along the Main Street Corridor as well as go to the nations through our many mission trips. As we enter into this next season of ministry, we will seek to build greater sustainability into our relationships with our current Mercy and Mission Partners in our city and around the world. This will include investment into the leaders and leadership teams of these partners for their health, well-being, and longevity of leadership.  

We will build sustainability by:

• Deploying volunteers to serve the various causes of our partners

• Gathering three years of capital funds to assist the expansion of our budget development of our partners

• During the three year process, work to grow our annual operating budget to continue this significant sustainability support

• Create teams of volunteers and processes that will assist in supporting the leaders, cultivating their health, well-being and longevity of leadership

 

Expansion: Do More Together

 

Whether it’s growing in our personal lives, serving our community, or reaching the world, there’s no single effort from anyone of us that can match the impact that’s possible together.

The story of Crosspoint Church exemplifies this beautiful commitment that we make each and every day that we can do more together! We believe that there are more people throughout this amazing city who want to build on the foundations, connect their purpose to impact, and who long to do more together, but they don’t yet know the living Christ.  It’s time for us to truly position ourselves to reach them. They too have been created for greater, but it will take a strategic network, aligning our gifts, resources, and partnerships to reach them for Christ. Our expansion will be driven by our conviction to reach those who have not yet believed.

 

To expand we will:

• Launch a network name which aligns our priorities, processes, and branding for our expansion

• Bring a recommendation to the congregation about the opportunity to acquire Emmanuel Baptist Church

• Prepare ourselves for the merger and acquisition of future locations around the city

• Invite and Involve our partners in:

    • Children’s Ministry

    • Medical Ministry

    • Job Training

    • Counseling Ministry

    • Sports Ministry

    • Create a strategy to reach local communities, shifting demographics and/or entire people groups in our city  

 

Click here for a list of our Vision Teams