Our Leaders


Church Governance

West Side Baptist Church of Topeka, Kansas, is an autonomous, ecclesiastically sovereign, independent congregation practicing the Christian faith in the mainline American Baptist tradition (ABCUSA). The Church is governed by the Lord Jesus Christ in and through the active members of the congregation (Congregationalist polity) using the Bible as our all-sufficient and only authoritative Word of God.

The governing documents of the Church are recorded in the Constitution and Bylaws.

Elected Leaders

The Congregation calls and elects leaders to govern the day-to-day operations of the church, known as the Church Council (see Constitution and Bylaws). The current leaders of the Church Council are: