• 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.

 

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visit 6218 Auden / Houston, TX 77005
call 713.668.2319

Light into Darkness - Mental Health Conference

 

Light into Darkness: Mental Health Conference

Thursday, September 13, 2018

6-9pm at Crosspoint Church

 

The Light into Darkness: Mental Health Conference is designed to engage in the too often quieted or ignored subject of mental health within the Body of Christ.

 

As believers, we are not exempt from physical or mental ailments, and this conference is designed to open doors that previously have seemed closed because of ignorance or fear. Join us to learn more about the Biblical and clinical perspective of mental health disorders, to hear from a panel of local therapists and psychiatrists, and to ask your own questions about mental health.

 

Schedule

6:00-6:45 - Seminar with Dr. Matthew Stanford

 

6:45-6:55 - Break (Audience can write questions for Q&A session)

 

6:55-7:00 - Introduction of Panel: Dr. Abigail Nodler, Brittany Senseman, Dr. Nichole Tomjanovich

 

7:00-8:00 - Panel Discussion

 

8:00-8:10 - Break (Panel will review written questions for Q&A session)

 

8:10-9:00 - Q&A from written questions

 

 

Bios

 

Dr. Matthew Stanford

Matthew S. Stanford, Ph.D. is CEO of the Hope and Healing Center & Institute in Houston, TX and adjunct professor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine. A fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, he is the author of over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles in psychology, psychiatry, and neuroscience. His research on the interplay between psychology and issues of faith has been featured in such national publications as The New York Times, USA Today, and Christianity Today, as well as many news websites including Fox, MSNBC, Yahoo, and US News & World Report. Dr. Stanford is the author of two books, Grace for the Afflicted: A Clinical and Biblical Perspective on Mental Illness, Revised and Expanded (InterVarsity Press, 2017) and The Biology of Sin: Grace Hope and Healing for Those Who Feel Trapped (InterVarsity Press, 2011).

 

Dr. Abigail Nodler

Dr. Nodler is double-board certified in child and adolescent psychiatry and in adult psychiatry. She is a native Texan who enjoys treating patients of all ages. Earning her undergraduate degree at Texas Tech and her residency at The University of Alabama Birmingham, Dr. Nodler also completed a fellowship at Harvard Medical School's Cambridge Health Alliance Hospital. Upon relocation to Houston, Dr. Nodler was an Assistant Professor at the Baylor College of Medicine and worked at the Menninger Clinic on the Comprehensive Outpatient Psychiatric Assessment Team.

 

Brittany Senseman

Brittany is a well-beloved member of the West U Baptist/Crosspoint Church family. She became a licensed counselor in 2007 and practices counseling at Anthology Counseling and Wellness. From mental health disorders to "just feeling stuck," Brittany believes in engaging, understanding, and direct therapy for individuals and couples. Being an English major, she chose the name Anthology because everyone has a story to be told, and she is allowed to come alongside pages and chapters of people's stories. 

 

Dr. Nichole Tomjanovich

Dr. Tomjanovich earned her undergraduate degree from Southern Methodist University then matriculated on to The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, completing her residency at Baylor College of Medicine. Having worked at the Menninger Clinic, Ben Taub General Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital, and Methodist Hospital, Dr. Tomjanovich specializes in eating disorders, anxiety disorders, and depressive disorders. She believes in psychotherapy along with medication management as the key to higher quality of life for those suffering with mental health disorders.