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. 

  • Marcy smith, associate pastor for 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; one daughter is in graduate school and the other is a sophomore in college. 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.

  • Jeremy wilson, associate pastor for college & young adults, interim contemporary worship leader

    Jeremy graduated from the University of Alabama in Huntsville with a Bachelor in Music Education in 2013. This year, Jeremy and his beautiful wife Abbie celebrated their first anniversary. He has previously 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 Southwestern Theological Seminary. He currently works at Do It Best Corp. part time while he serves as Western Heights’ Pastor for College and Young Adults. You can find Jeremy typically near his other half or watching Alabama football on Saturdays throughout the year. Jeremy loves Italian food, music, and Star Wars.

  • kip osborne, minister of music & Senior Adults

    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.

employment opportunities


  • youth minister, part-time

    We are seeking to call a part-time youth minister to serve students in grades 7-12.  For more information, or to submit a resume, contact Pastor Bruce Worley at