Ministerial Staff

  • Bruce worley, Pastor

    bruce@whbcwaco.org

    Pastor Bruce has over 30 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 37 years, Gabbie. He is always open for a cup of coffee, and you don’t even have to buy. 

  • RACHEL ELLISON, MINISTER TO CHILDREN

    Rachel@whbcwaco.org

    Rachel is a local girl who was born and raised in Waco and has grown up in Western Heights.  She served as our children's intern for five years and is a graduate of Tarleton State University with a degree in Social Work.  She began serving as the Children's Minister on June 1, 2019.  She is currently a student at Dallas Baptist University pursuing a Masters Degree in Children's Ministry.  Rachel loves children and has a strong desire to see them be all they can be in Christ.  When Rachel is not serving and loving on children she can be found volunteering and serving in other areas of the church.  


  • kip osborne, minister of music & Senior Adults

    kip@whbcwaco.org

    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 25 years and have three children: one a Senior in high school and two in college.