Staff

Pastor

Steve McAlister

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Rev. Steven B. McAlister

 

Steve has been the pastor of Westside Baptist Church since November of 2014.  He previously served as pastor at Pineville Park Baptist Church, Pineville, Louisiana from 2010 to 2014 and at Calvary Baptist Church, Alexandria as Assistant Pastor and Minister to Young Married Adults from 2003 to 2010.  Steve was an active member, deacon, praise team singer and Sunday School teacher at Calvary when God called him to full-time vocational ministry in August of 2002.  He had been a trial attorney for 7 years and an Attorney-Mediator for another 8 years.  Steve converted his mediation practice to part-time status, enrolled in New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary’s Masters of Divinity program and became a staff member at Calvary.  He graduated from NOBTS with a Masters of Divinity in 2006.  Steve earned a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, in Criminal Justice from Northeast Louisiana University in August, 1987,  a  Juris Doctorate degree from Louisiana State University  in May, 1990 and a Master of Divinity degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary on May 3, 2006. 

 

Steve is married to Dr. Kimberly McAlister.  They have one daughter, Sarah, a graduate of Louisiana Tech University, and one son, Andrew, a junior at Northwestern State University.  In November, 2013 Steve & Kim adopted Steve’s great nephews.  Cameron is in 8th grade at NSU Middle Lab and Kaleb is in 5th grade at NSU Elementary Lab.  Kim is an Assistant Professor at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches where she chairs the department of teaching, leadership & counseling in the College of Education & Human Development. 

 

Steve is an avid duck hunter and was a high school football official for 20 years.  He loves to cook and owns well over 50 cookbooks!  He claims gumbo as his specialty but loves to cook Italian.  He is the proud owner of a Kitchen Aid stand mixer with pasta attachment!




Minister of Music and Senior Adults

Johnnie Dunn

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Bro. Johnnie Dunn, our Minister of Music and Senior Adults/Pastoral Care, came to Westside  in September, 2003.  Bro. Johnnie is a Man of God with a heart for Worship. He and his wife of 36 years, Sandy, have three children. Bro. Johnnie's oldest son, Dustie and his wife Jenni serve the Lord as Pastor of Petal Harvey Baptist Church in Petal, Mississippi. Dustie and Jenni have three sons, Jax , John, and Jeb.  His daughter, Jennifer and her husband, Clint Tipps of Bossier City. Louisiana., have  three children Jace, Stella and Elliot.  Jessie, is the youngest son of Bro. Johnnie and Sandy. Jessie is 21  years of age and has recently come on staff at Westside as Media Director.

Bro. Johnnie has served the Lord at several churches as Supply Music from 1976-1989 while working as a Weldor first self imployed and then for Pennzoil Products in Shreveport. After taking his first time Bi-Vocational position in 1990  as worship leader at Mansfield Road Baptist Church and then Rosepark Baptist Church in Shreveport, God opened the door to allow him to be fulltime Music and Education at Ingleside Baptist Church in Shreveport La in 2000.  We are blessed to have him at Westside in Natchitoches La. Bro. Johnnie studied music at Louisiana Tech University and Louisiana Baptist University. Johnnie also took classes from NOBTS at Broadmor Baptist in Shreveport La. He is a former member of the Foundation Singers, which represented the Louisiana Moral and Civic Foundation.   Bro. Johnnie leads our Sanctuary Choir as well as our Worship Team on a weekly basis. Bro. Johnnie Dunn says he feels very honored to lead Gods people each Sunday both in the traditional Service with our Choir, and in the Contemporary Service with our Worship team and Worship Band. "I believe with all my heart God equips those He calls. I am living Proof because, without Him I can do nothing. Come Worship With Us.
Quote from Johnnie;
"There are many in my life who have been an inspiration to me. Of course my parents have always given me support, Mom always doing what she could to support any of us kids in our endeavors. In high school, a music teacher named Judy Miller Meeks was my  Choir Director who made it cool for football players to be in choir. That is where I really fell in love with the art of music. Of Course in college, Dr. Robert Ferrington, or as we all called him "Doc" was and is to this day one of the greatest men I've ever known. His concern and love for his students was paramount in his directing and leadership of His students. Most Importantly and yes you know I was going here, Thanks be to  God, His Son Jesus and the Holy Spirit for allowing me to do what I know thousands would like to do. And all this in spite of who I am. For I am a sinner saved by grace. Thank You Jesus." I Am A Child of The KING.



 
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