To provide a warm and welcoming place for all people to learn to love God and His Word, worship together with joy and fulfillment, and demonstrate the outreach of their faith as they serve the local body of Christ, the community, and around the world through acts of care, commitment and fellowship.
To be a community of believers, who, by worshiping God with sincere hearts and serving others with open arms, bring praise to God.
Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
Pastor Paul Glendenning and his wife, Bobbie, are both ‘preachers kids’, and thus have been involved in church work since childhood. Each was involved in music, and sang in college choirs and small groups. They married in 1969 and taught school for two years. Then, as Commissioned Song Evangelists, they ministered in thirty eight states, singing for revivals, camp meetings, and concerts for the next eight years. The couple has four adult children, three of which are involved in active facets of ministry. Rev. Glendenning has been a pastor for over 30 years, the last 13 of which have been at Westview Methodist Church.
The Westview Family
Many of our members are seasoned adults whose children are now raising families of their own. They have been the foundation stock of this congregation—retired farmers, teachers, administrators, business men and women, factory workers, and homemakers—and are still a vital part of the ongoing ministry of the church. A smaller proportion of our constituency provides a cross-section from singles to middle-aged families. Every generation has its distinctive place: the wisdom of our elders, the energy of their juniors, and the excitement of teens and children.
We endeavor to tap the strengths of each individual, to give them an opportunity to serve the Lord in a community of believers, and enjoy the fulfillment that comes from doing so. You will find the Westview Family to be warm and genuine in their faith towards God and in their interaction with long-time friends as well as with those who come to worship for the very first time. Our desire is to be a place of safety and compassion.
Though the Word of God is expressed with conviction and without apology, the Love of God is expressed without reservation. Our joy is not in our own accomplishments, but in the person and example of the Lord Jesus Christ whom we serve with joy.