ministerial staff

  • Bruce worley, Pastor

    Pastor Bruce has over 25 years in the ministry including time as a missionary in Guatemala and as a chaplain in a hospital. He has served as a Pastor in churches in Texas, Arizona and most recently in Illinois. He came to Western Heights on May 25, 2014. He is a graduate of Dallas Baptist University, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, with additional study at Trinity Seminary in Newburg, Indiana. Bruce loves the local church and has a passion for communicating the Word of God to people in a simple, practical format. When not serving around the church, Bruce can be found spending time with his wife and best friend of 34 years, Gabbie. He is always open for a cup of coffee, and you don’t even have to buy. 

  • kip osborne, associate pastor & minister of music

    Kip has been serving at Western Heights since he was called to be our part-time Minister of Music in March, 1999. Kip is a graduate of Baylor University and attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. In 2009, after many years of serving children and families as the Administrator of the Texas Baptist Children’s Home, Kip was called to serve full-time as our Associate Pastor and Minister of Music. Kip loves to serve and care for people, and he is often found (and heard) singing and praising the Lord. Kip and his wife Lisa have been married almost 20 years and have three children: two in high school and one in college.

  • Josh Miller, associate pastor of students & contemporary worship

    Josh began his ministry here at Western Heights in 2015. Josh is married to Ana and they have a two year-old son and 3 month-old daughter. Josh received his undergraduate degree from Southeastern Bible College in Birmingham, Alabama, and his Master of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. He has served in student ministry for 9 years and is also gifted at leading worship in small and large settings. Josh is passionate about pursuing God, spending time with Ana, Nathan, and Ava, hanging out with students and leading worship. He loves golf, reading, playing guitar, college football, and going to Starbucks or Chick-Fil-A with his friends. Though he is an avid Alabama fan, he states that he can learn to follow Baylor, unless of course they play Alabama.

  • Marcy smith, minister of children & education

    Marcy has been involved in Children’s Ministry in the Waco area since 1991. She began serving at Western Heights in 2003. Marcy is a graduate of Baylor University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Marcy and Sam were married in 1991 and have two daughters: a college senior and a college freshman. One of her favorite things to do at church is teach children in Bible Drill, and her favorite week of the year is the week of Vacation Bible School. She loves to help parents as they train their children to follow Jesus. Marcy enjoys spending time with her husband and daughters, family game nights, and even cleaning and cooking! She is excited about what God is doing at Western Heights.

  • george livingston, minister of administration & finance

    George joined our staff in August of 2007. George is a graduate of Arizona State University and attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. George has a wide experience in business and in ministry. He has served as a hospital administrator, a church administrator, and the CEO of International Missionary Agencies. George and his wife, Karen, served as International Mission Board Missionaries in Colombia, South America. George and Karen have been married for 57 years and they have 4 adult children and 5 grandsons.

  • Jeremy wilson, associate pastor for college students

    Jeremy graduated from the University of Alabama in Huntsville with a Bachelor in Music Education in 2013. He worked as a Music Teacher in Manchester, TN for two years while also serving as a volunteer worship leader and Bible Study leader for youth in his local church. Jeremy is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity from George W. Truett Seminary on Baylor’s campus Jeremy loves to spend time listening to music, playing music, and singing. He can be found catching his breath while trying to keep up with other students on the ultimate frisbee field during warm weather. On any given Saturday in the Fall you will find him rooting for Alabama, but he will always cheer on Baylor any day they aren’t playing Alabama.