cody-family-pic-compressedSenior Pastor – Cody Lain






PERRY-GERALD-67Associate Pastor – Gerald Perry

prestonfamilyMinister of Music – Cliff Preston

Cliff has been traveling across the country for the last twelve years singing songs about a Savior that changed his life.  Growing up a preachers son the gospel was present in his life from an early age.  Following in his father’s footsteps as a minister, Cliff does his best to allow God to use him to tell His story.

Cliff began singing in church as an 8 year old.  In college he decided to learn to play the guitar and began writing his own songs.  He signed his first recording contract in 2007.

After spending some time Nashville, Tennessee, Cliff recently moved back home to Smackover, AR where he lives with his wife Leslie, Daughter Kannyn, and Son Murphy.  He writes music for himself and for others in association with Right Angle Music in Nashville. Recently the Christian Super Group “Newsong” used a song that Cliff wrote on their CD titled “Swallow The Ocean.” His song “Who Loved You First” sings as an invitation to all to come to the One who loved us first.  No matter where you are or where you have been, God created you, knows you, and loves you.

Cliff joined the staff in September of 2014.  He also still travels as a singer/songwriter as a ministry of West Side Baptist Church.

Children’s Ministry Director

Shelby Dugal is helping us out in this capacity.  We appreciate all she does.  There are many activities planned for our children.  We also could use more volunteers to help with this important ministry of our church.  Please call the church office if you feel God calling you to help out.


Secretaries – Pud McDade, Lori Rigdon, and Brenda Hammett (financial secretary)MCDADE-PUD-29

Pud is usually the first to answer the phone when anyone calls the office.  She provides support to all the church staff and helps the office run smoothly. She is also responsible for keeping the prayer list and the church directory up-to-date.






Lori is responsible for the daily administration of the office as well as the benevolent ministry for the church and people in the community.  She leads Ladies Bible study on Wednesday nights and helps lead a community bible study on Thursday evenings.  She is actively involved in community outreach and missions.







Brenda Hammett-Married to Gary Hammett, received her Bachelors of Science degree in Accounting from Louisiana Tech.  She and her husband have 3 children: Calli Sampson, Lane Hammett, and Jessica Hammett. They also enjoy their 3 grandchildren.

Daycare Director – Tammy DennisTammy

Tammy handles all things Daycare!  We have a full service Daycare here at West Side, before school care, daycare and after school care.  Tammy registers new children, handles all payments and ordering of supplies for the Daycare.  Our Daycare has an extensive Summer Program and Tammy sets up all the events for the kids and field trips for enrichment.  Tammy also drives our shuttle bus to and from Parkers Chapel bringing those kids here for after school care.

West Side Christian School – Educational Administrator

Mrs. Robin Colley is the Educational Adminstrator here at West Side Christian School.  She has lived here in the El Dorado area for several years.  Her two children attend West Side Christian School.