Celebrating 40 years of sharing the Gospel in Coweta County!
The surviving founding members gather together on the 40th Anniversary.
On September 9, 1979, twenty-two people met at the home of Melvin Payne to discuss the importance of establishing a new church in Newnan. On December 30, 1979 thirty-eight charter members voted to purchase land on Smokey Road and, on January 1980, they voted to name the church Westside Baptist Church.
The original 38 charter members were: Melvin Payne. Dot Payne, David Payne, Robert Payne, Robert Davis, Gwyne Davis, Roberta Davis, Joy Davis, Curtis Young, Harry Yates, Melba Yates, Dennis Boswell, Anthony Boswell, Betty Boswell, Debra Webb, Roy Dennis, Patsy Dennis, Mark Dennis, Sherri Dennis, Lisa Hubbard, Angie Hubbard, Donald Cochran, Herbert Ford, Nadean Ford, Barry Ford, Sandra Ford, Harley Phillips, Gertrude Phillips, Carla Phillips, Joy Walker, Paul Beard, Jackie Beard, Edgar Carroll, Pearl Carroll, Vickie Adams, Evelyn Henry, Alma Hubbard.
In 2008, God called Alton Midgett Jr to assume the role of co-pastor of Westside Baptist Church. For several years both Pastor Midgett and Dr. Payne worked together to ensure that Westside would thrive long into the future. In 2016, Pastor Midgett assumed the mantle of Senior Pastor and Pastor Payne was bestowed with the title of Pastor Emeritus.