Harley Davidson, Minister
Harley Davidson has been the preaching minister at Western Hills since 1993. He and his wife, Donna, have been married 37 years. They have two adult children, Brandon and Autumn. They also have six beautiful grandchildren who make life very interesting. Harley has a passion for the heart of those who have not yet claimed Jesus as their Savior, and he thanks the Lord daily for placing in his heart a love for proclaiming His great love to others. He may have a strange name, but his love for the Lord is as real as it gets. His motto is "Do something good until you do something better, but do something."
Kyle Parker, Youth Minister
Kyle joined the Western Hills family in the fall of 2012. He is joined in ministry by his wonderful wife, Brienne, and two very enthusiastic children, Noah and Elijah. Kyle graduated from Oklahoma Christian University and has served in youth ministry since 1997. During that time, he has worked with church families in both Oklahoma and Texas, worked with an inner-city church plant, taught high school speech and theatre, ministered to people overcoming addictions, and served as the director of a retirement community.
The Western Hills youth ministry program exists to take students from where they are (wherever that may be) to where they need to be: at the feet of Jesus. Kyle has a special passion for reaching out to those who are left out, the run-over, and the down-trodden of the kingdom. He also loves worship, as it connects the unworthy to the Holy. "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph over good is for good people to do nothing." - Edmund Burke
Janice Croft, Children's Minister
Janice Croft began working with the children at Western Hills in 2008 after spending eight years teaching in the public schools system. She cooridnates the Sonshine Express program at the church, as well as its annual Vacation Bible School initiative. She and her husband, Steve, have three sweet children: Carter, Ella, and Jake. Janice thoroughly enjoys the opportunity to introduce children to a loving and powerful savior and encourages them to begin their own personal relationship with Him.
Stephanie Marcum, Church Secretary
Stephanie Marcum can be reached in the church office at (580) 353-4890 or by email (email@example.com). The church office hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m., to 4:00 p.m.
Welcome to Western Hills Church of Christ from the Shepherds!
Many people have asked what we believe, and though this website may not answer every question of this nature, we do want to help members, visitors and inquirers learn more about our church.
We are convinced that our church must not be so broadly open that it fails to make vitally important distinctions which the Bible itself makes; nor are we to insist that every member share the same precise set of theological convictions.
To say that we are evangelical means that we take our stand with all those who believe in what is referred to as the "the fundamentals": the existence of the triune God, the deity of Jesus, the virgin birth, the atonement of Christ, the sure return of Christ and the infallibility and divine authority of the Bible which is a faithful and true guide to what we are to believe and how we are to live. We joyfully affirm our unity with those who hold to these fundamentals including those true believers in Christ who, for whatever reasons, find themselves members of denominations or churches with which we might have certain disagreements.
We are evangelical, therefore we take seriously the Great Commission which we believe is our mission as a church. We affirm the responsibility of each person to repent and believe in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and our responsiblity to extend the Gospel invitaion as a call to salvation to everyone who hears its message. We invite all without distinction to drink freely of the Water of Life and to live eternally.
We believe that the Kingdom of God is not only a future hope but is also a present reality. We believe that the ascension of Jesus Christ means that He is presently reigning from Heaven. We are therefore called upon to honor and love Him in every area of our personal lives and to plant the banner of Christ's Kingdom in every area of human endeavor.
Western Hills Church of Christ desires to be warm, friendly, gracious, inviting, non-judgemental; yet holding strong convictions that always come directly from the Bible. It is our absolute and unwavering conviction that to be strong in truth withour being gentle in manner is unbiblical. It is also our profound conviction that being gentle in manner while not adhering to scriptural truth is also unbiblical. By God's Grace, we will be both, as we press on to accomplish God's mission for us individually and collectively.