MEET THE TEAM

David Chauncey

Senior Pastor

Pastor David has enjoyed serving wonderful churches in Virginia, North Carolina, and Georgia. He attended Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, TX, married his wife Sara, and they have five children ranging in ages from fifteen to twenty-six.  

 

David’s primary passion and giftedness is shepherding God’s people through relevant, clear Biblical teaching from the Bible.   He has traveled to many places around the world leading others in missions, ministry, and evangelism. Pastor David has a heart for families, strengthening marriages, and equipping all generations to be ambassadors and champions for Christ in their communities. 

Mike Taylor

Discipleship & Missions Pastor

Mike has been serving at Westside since the summer of 2012 in various roles.  Currently he is our Minister of Adult Discipleship and Missions. 

 

Mike loves his family; his wife Mary and their three children. He is a graduate of Florida State University and Southwestern Theological Seminary. 

 

His passion is to make disciples and to teach people that the greatest gift in life is a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.

Asa Walker

Pastor of Church Development & Community Impact

Asa began at Westside in 2008 as an intern to the senior pastor. Originally from Orlando, Asa has made it his goal to challenge the status quo of student ministry.

 

Asa's passions include coffee, speaking, working with students on middle and high school campuses, and training others in leadership. When Asa is not at Westside, he can usually be found volunteering at a school or writing sermons in a coffee shop. 

 

Asa holds a bachelor degree in communications from the University of Florida and a Master of Divinity from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. In addition to his degree work, Asa has studied global apologetics at Wycliff Hall, University of Oxford.

Jordan Massey

Southwest Campus Pastor

Jordan has served on staff since June of 2017. He is passionate about the local church and church revitalization.

 

Outside of work, Jordan is passionate about film, sports, and anything that involves spending time with others. 

 

He received both his Bachelors in Biblical and Theological Studies and M.Div from Palm Beach Atlantic University.

Justin McLaughlin

Worship Pastor

Justin is a United States Navy veteran and the newest member of the Westside family. He previously served at churches in Orlando and Jacksonville, Florida. Justin earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Professional Aeronautics from Embry Riddle before being called into full-time worship ministry.

 

He now holds a Bachelors in Music with a Minor in Bible from Trinity Baptist Bible College as well as a Masters Degree in Worship and Church Leadership from Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary.

 

Nothing brings him more joy than when he see’s God’s people participating and engaged in corporate worship.
Justin is a diehard Chicago Cubs, Buffalo Bills, and Iowa Hawkeye fan! 

John Park

Children's Pastor

John Park has served as the Family Pastor at Westside Baptist Church since 2010.  His passion is equipping the family for service to the Lord. 

 

Pastor John and his wife, Kristi have been married since 1997 and they have been blessed with six children. When John has free time, he likes to golf, paint, and coach his children’s sports teams.  

 

He graduated from high school in 1992 and quickly left the next fall to pursue ministry and warmer weather.  He graduated from Dallas Baptist University, as well as Southeastern Theological Seminary. 

Zach Allen

College & Young Adult Pastor

Zach began as Westside's College and Young Adult Pastor in June 2017. He is originally from Oviedo, FL and is a graduate of Florida State University & Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. 

 

Zach has a passion to see students and young adults reached with the Gospel and sent out to reach others. He believes that as every area of the college campus is engaged with the Gospel, the ripple affects of God's mission have the opportunity to be made globally. 

 

Zach and Shelley have three children: Jackson, Walker and Caroline. The Seminoles are their favorite team, but the Gators are their second favorite, just ask Caroline.

Zack Jernigan

Youth Pastor

Zack's been with Westside since fall of 2014, when he came onto the youth team as an intern. He and his wife Genet were married in 2016, and they love leading their youth LifeGroup together.

Zack received his bachelor's degree in religion and business from Liberty University, and is currently working on a Master's of Arts in Theology at Truett McConnell University online.

Zack loves seeing people come to faith in Christ, and cheers quite loudly when people get baptized. Whenever he's not doing church work, he's often shooting photos or playing a basketball game.

Jeremy Large

College Associate

Jeremy has been on staff with Westside since 2016. He is passionate about seeing students know Jesus deeply and to be transformed more into His image.

 

Outside of working with college students, Jeremy loves to spend time with his friends and family in any kind of social situation. He also enjoys playing basketball, ultimate frisbee, and disc golf. Outside of sports, you will find him reading, watching films, or his favorite TV show, The Office.

 

He attended Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, IL. He earned his BA in Biblical Studies.

Sara Chauncey

Women's Ministry & Guest Experience Coordinator

Sara joined the team in early 2018. She's got a passion for making everyone feel welcome at Westside, especially if they're new to church in general. 

Sara loves spending time with her family, as well as teaching the Bible and training women in the Precept Bible Study Method. 

Sara studied at Southwestern Theological Seminary in Texas, where she earned a Master's of Divinity.

Brenda Kirby

Director of HR & Finance

Brenda has a long tenure at Westside, first coming on staff in 1984. She's also enjoyed volunteering in our preschool, women, missions and adult ministries. 

 

In 1983 she met and married her husband Garry, and both are native Floridians. Between work and family, Brenda and Garry enjoy spending time camping and enjoying God’s great outdoors. She also enjoys and relaxes through her hobby of scrapbooking the family’s vacations.

Adam Langston

Recreation Director

Initially an intern, Adam joined the staff in 2009. Adam is married to his wife Sarah and they have two children, Marlee and Van. He loves being able to use his passion for sports as a means to share the hope of Jesus Christ with others.

 

Adam holds a bachelor degree in Health Education and Behavior from the University of Florida and a master’s degree in Sport Management from Georgia Southern University. In his free time he loves spending time with his family and competing in Westside's many sports progams.

Cameron Croley

Technical Director

A military veteran, Cameron had interned in the Media Ministry during the Summer and Fall of 2014 before his career in the Air Force. As time passed, Cameron found himself at Westside after his service, this time as the Technical Director and Production Manager for the church.

 

He is always looking to improve production and quality of events here at Westside and is forward thinking. He has a passion for music and literature and is a classically trained guitarist.

 

Cameron holds a Bachelor degree in Music Industry and a Minor in Business Administration from Troy University.

Cara Sarmiento

International Coordinator

Cara Sarmiento has been a member of Westside Baptist church since 1990, serving in choir, young adults, college, nursery, youth, and now, as the international ministry coordinator. 

 

She and her husband, Julio, have been married since 1993 and are blessed with three children. In her free time, she likes to read, swim, paint, walk her dog and have people over for time to hang out.

 

She graduated from University of Florida in 1993 with a degree in health science, specifically occupational therapy. She works part time in Home health OT working with the senior adult population. 

Jaime Mills

Preschool Coordinator

Jaime came to Westside in fall of 2014. She loves investing God’s foundations of love and truth in Jesus to preschool children. When working at the church, Jaime enjoys teaching preschoolers and volunteering with after school Bible clubs.  

Jaime graduated from Florida State University, and has lived all over the world. At home, Jaime and her family spend their time getting together for dinner with friends and doing projects together.

Doyle & Sharon Chauncey

Senior Adult Leaders (Volunteer)

Doyle and Sharon have part of the team since 2016. They've had wonderful ministry experience in several churches, as well as state conventions over the years.

They love their grandkids, and they enjoy spending time with the friends they've made all over the country.