Rick Dees, Senior Pastor
Rick has served as pastor at Westwood Baptist Church since 2002. He is a graduate of Criswell College (B.A. Biblical Studies/Pastoral Ministry). His desire is for believers to grow in knowledge and application of the Word of God and for marriages and families to be a visible testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Rick and his wife of 34 years, Gina, have three sons and five grandchildren.
Books he recommends: Knowing God by J. I. Packer; Desiring God by John Piper; This Momentary Marriage by John Piper; How Now Shall We Live by Charles Colson; Holiness by J.C. Ryle
Podcasts he listens to:
The Briefing with Albert Mohler; Thinking in Public with Albert Mohler; Pastor’s Talk with Jonathan Leeman and Mark Dever; 5 Minutes in Church History with Stephen Nichols
Josh Dennis, Family Pastor
Josh grew up at Westwood and has been on staff since 2015. He is a graduate of the Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary and currently seeking his Masters in Biblical Studies from the Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Mo. He hopes that many lives are transformed by the gospel of Jesus Christ as the family ministry of Westwood Baptist partners with parents. Josh and Melissa have 5 kids, Norah, Owen, Andrew, and John Mark, and Titus.
Books he recommends: The Glory of Christ by John Owen; The Mortification of Sin, by John Owen; Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian by Donald Whitney; Don’t Waste Your Life by John Piper, The Doctrine of Repentance by Thomas Watson, and The Disciple-Making Parent by Chap Bettis.
Podcasts he listens to: The Sword & Trowel, Wretched Radio, and Pastor’s Talk