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Minister of Music
Dennis joined our church as Minister of Music on March 20, 2011. He is a native of Spartanburg, SC and graduated from Dorman High School. After a tour in the United States Air Force and the Vietnam War, Dennis continued his education and graduated from the University of South Carolina, where he studied music as a vocal performance major. He has served in South Carolina churches since 1973. Dennis is married to Wendy McAbee Miller and they have three children; Jonathan, Lindsey and Landon.
As a worship leader, Dennis believes the purpose of the Music Ministry is to share the gospel of Jesus Christ through song, encourage believers in their walk with Christ, lead the congregation in worship and provide an avenue through which individuals can share their gifts and be an integral part of worship.
Phone: (864) 308-7000 Email: DennisMiller@charter.net
I had the privilege of being called as pastor of West Springs Baptist Church on January 5th, 2014. Suzanne and I have enjoyed a very blessed beginning to our ministry here. However, it is only the beginning and we are very excited about the future as we pray and believe God for His blessing upon His church here in the beautiful West Springs Community. If you are looking for a loving, unified, mission-minded, exciting church that is passionate about Jesus Christ and reaching people with the gospel message, we invite you to come and worship with us.
Phone: (864) 940-6133 Email: email@example.com
Children’s Ministry Leader
Amy accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior at the age of 7. She’s married to Mark Truitt and they have two daughters: Madyson, 13, and Katelyn, 8. Amy received a Bachelor of Arts in Deaf/Elementary Education and a minor in Studio Art, as well as a Master's Degree in Elementary Education from Converse College. She has been teaching for 19 years, 11 years in the middle elementary grades and the last 8 years teaching art from 5K-5th Grades. Amy says, “Children are my heart. What an honor it is going to be to work alongside the fine people of West Springs to share the excitement of Jesus Christ and His saving love to the children of the church. My family and I are honored to have been led here to minister. We are looking forward to the exciting things God is going to do through the Children's Ministry of West Springs!”
Phone: (864) 429-6035 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth Ministry Leader
Scott is a graduate of Jonesville High School and received a BA degree from Limestone College. Scott married his high school sweetheart, Tami Stevens Garrett, Dec 15, 1990. Scott and Tami have 3 children - Grayson (19), Mary Ashton (13), and Alex (9). Scott joined WSBC in 1991, and has served as deacon, Sunday School Teacher, and on numerous committees. He is employed at Oilmens Truck Tanks in Spartanburg, where he leads a weekly Bible study with his co-workers. Scott has been an active member of the WSBC mission team since 2006, serving as a missionary in Venezuela, Honduras, Montana (3 times) and Nicaragua (4 times). "God really started to speak to me in Venezuela in 2006 about serving Him as much as possible. In Nicaragua a few years later, God showed me how to be lovingly bold in sharing Jesus Christ, and that’s what I try to do with our Youth Alive Group. My wife, Tami, is an important part of our youth ministry at WSBC, as she helps me to plan and prepare. I look forward to seeing how God will use me to serve Him and others in this position."
Karen graduated from Lockhart High School and attended USC-Union. She is employed full-time as a Human Resources administrative assistant with Carlisle Finishing Plant. Karen has been the part-time ministry assistant at West Springs for the past fourteen years. She is married to Brad and they have two daughters and sons-in-law, Leslie and Jeremy Register and Carly and Trent Painter. Karen and Brad are proud grandparents of grandsons, Riley and Reid, and granddaughter Ava-Reese.
Phone: (864) 426-4312 Email: Karenps@charter.net