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About Westwood Missionary Baptist Church

Our Pastor
2004 - Present


Pastor Walter Lanier is a graduate from Florida Baptist Schools and a Former Missionary to Kenya, East Africa. Bro. Walter Lanier assumed pastorate in 2004. Since that time we have increased in our Mission budget, increased our sending of missionaries to six of the seven continents, added a Director of Missions to our staff, began Westwood Baptist School of Missions as well as Westwood Missionary Baptist Complex. Pastor Lanier has also served as an instructor at the Emmaus Baptist College.

Associate Pastor
2019 - Present

Associate Pastor Kyler Lanier

Youth Pastor
2022 - Present


Youth Pastor Joshua Lamb

Director of Missions


Mission Director Doug Wiersema

Service Times


10AM / Sunday School

11AM / Morning Worship

5PM / Bible Training

6PM / Evening Service


7PM / Prayer Meeting

Second Tuesday of Each Month:

7PM / Men's Meeting

7PM / Ladies' Auxiliary Meeting

Church History

Organized on November 7, 1963, Westwood has been a pillar of faith and strength in the community for many years. It was built on the solid foundation of the Word of God, with one purpose: to minister to spiritual needs by carrying out the Great Commission of Christ (Matt. 28:18-20). Touching the lives of thousands, its ministries are far reaching, with mission efforts all over the world. Truly, "The Sun Never Sets on the Ministry of the Westwood Missionary Baptist Church."


Radio Broadcast
Westwood Gospel Time (Monday - Saturday)
WLVF 90.3 FM 12:40pm


Live Streaming on the web @

Westwood Baptist College, School of Missions

Westwood Missionary Baptist Complex

Sponsor of Emmaus Baptist College, Brandon, FL

Supporter of Florida Baptist Youth Encampment

Sponsor more than Fifteen Missionaries worldwide

Supporter of more than 26 missionaries worldwide

Teen and Youth Ministries
Dedicated to spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ
"The Sun Never Sets On the Ministry of the

Westwood Missionary Baptist Church"

Missionary Complex

At the Westwood Baptist Missionary Complex, housing is available for missionaries and their families to come and enjoy time together, while being ministered to both physically and spiritually. Located on beautiful Lake Deer, providing an amazing lakefront view, this is truly a perfect place to celebrate and praise The Lord for His many wonderful blessings.

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