Jesus is the way the truth and the life.
Pastors Rusty and Leslie West
Pastor Rusty West
Father of four children, Paw-paw to nine, and shepherd to many, Pastor Rusty West recognizes God's bountiful blessings, and understands the importance of fulfilling God's call on his life. In 2005 he left his secular job as a drilling supervisor in the oil field to follow God's will and become a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Aside from pastoring Hillister Assembly of God for the last 11 years, Pastor West also serves as a radio minister on several weekly broadcasts around the country, has served as a chaplain for the Fishers of Men Organization, has evangelized for numerous other churches, has a cd ministry, and has been a guest speaker for many community outreach programs. Pastor West is excited to see what God has in store for Hillister Assembly of God as he dedicates himself to delivering God's holy truth to his church and the community. In the words of Pastor West, "We'll work till Jesus comes!"
You will always be met with a smile when you meet Pastor West's wife, Sister Leslie. As a mother of four, Maw-maw to nine, and wife of 34 years to the pastor, Sister Leslie has a passion for people and a deep love and dedication for her family and the church. She has an unwavering desire to fulfill God's call upon her life. To that end, she has worked for over 30 years in all aspects of the church, predominantly in women and children ministries. She has many different roles at Hillister Assembly, from coordinating and planning the annual Vacation Bible School to writing and directing countless productions for puppet ministry, dinner theaters and holiday plays. With so many contributions to the ministry, Sister Leslie is an integral part of every department at Hillister Assembly of God.