Staff

Lead Pastor Brad Hargis

Pastor Brad grew up on the mission field of Panama and from an early age was taught the Gospel and gave his life to Christ as a young child. In 2000 he moved to Springfield, MO to go to college at Baptist Bible College, graduating with his bachelor degree in pastoral studies in 2004 and his Masters of Biblical Counseling in 2007 and Master of Divinity in 2008. While in Springfield he met his wife Joni. They have three beautiful daughters, Kenna, Brylee and Audrey. God moved them to Emporia in July of 2013 to become an associate pastor at West Side Baptist Church. The church officially called Brad to be the next Senior Pastor in September of 2018. He counts it a joy to be able to minister to the people at West Side and serve his Lord in this capacity.

pastorbrad@wsbcemporia.org

 

Associate Pastor Matt Kick

Pastor Matt is a native of Ohio and a graduate of Baptist Bible College. After Graduation in 2017 he married his wife Kelsey. He is currently pursuing ACBC certification and is looking forward to a masters degree. In 2019 he accepted his first full time pastoral position at West Side. He enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with family.

pastormatt@wsbcemporia.org

Associate Pastor Matt Kick

Pastor Matt is a native of Ohio and a graduate of Baptist Bible College. After Graduation in 2017 He married his wife Kelsey. He is currently pursuing ACBC certification and is looking forward to a masters degree. In 2019 he accepted his first full time pastoral position at West Side. He enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with family.

pastormatt@wsbcemporia.org

 What Is The Gospel?

The Gospel is the good news that sinful man can be redeemed. We find the Gospel in the Word of God as it relates the story of salvation through Creation, the Fall, Redemption and Restoration. What you do with Jesus Christ is the single most important decision that you will make in your life.

We Exist to Glorify God by Making Christ Centered Disciples