Jason Morrison, Lead Pastor
Jason Morrison moved to Murfreesboro to become the lead pastor of Westwood in fall 2008. He and his wife, Naomi, were married in 1999, and they have four children: Lydia, Chloe, Karis and Titus.
In addition to preaching and teaching at Westwood, Jason is also the head coach of the Rockvale Middle School Lady Ravens soccer team, and he coaches soccer locally at the Murfreesboro Soccer Club.
Jason’s favorite Scripture is Lamentations 3:22–24, and his favorite book is The Prodigal God by Tim Keller.
Michael Moore, Minister of Worship
Michael has been in worship ministry for over 25 years, serving in churches in Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Virginia, and Georgia. He has a passion for leading people to encounter God through worship, and feels that everyone should have the opportunity to experience powerful, God-centered worship.
He is also a member of the Steering Team for The Experience Conference, a conference created by worshippers for worshippers that has over 1,000 attendees each year.
He is a self proclaimed “Disney Freak”, enjoys traveling, watching sports, playing Fantasy Football, and spending time with family.
Michael’s partner in ministry is his wife Kim, who shares His love for leading worship. Together they have six wonderful children: James Michael, Kansas, Katy, Justen, Kennedy, and Kimmee.
His favorite scriptures are Romans 8:28 and Isaiah 26:3
You can email Michael at email@example.com
Chris Marks, Associate Pastor to Students
Chris is from Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He was brought to Tennessee when he decided to pursue music at Belmont University where he soon met Emily, who grew up in Antioch. After dating throughout college, they married the weekend after graduation in 2013. The two have lived in Hendersonville, TN for the past 4 years where they have been teaching at Merrol Hyde Magnet School. Emily teaches 6th and 7th grade English, and Chris teaches music for grades K-7. They have two big dogs, Roxy and Levi. Chris and Emily enjoy being outdoors, running, and playing music and board games together.
You can contact Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hal Sandifer, Associate Pastor of Discipleship & Families
For the past 25 years, Hal has worked as a video producer and director in the Christian publishing industry. Working in ministry and serving as a lay-leader and teacher for many years, in 2014 Hal felt a special calling into pastoral ministry. Hal loves ministering to families and teaching all age groups from children through adults. Along with supply preaching, he regularly teaches adult and children bible studies, and co-leads the church’s Trail Life troop, which is part of a national Christian youth scouting program.
Hal and his wife Melissa were married in 1996 and have three children: Jack, Joshua, and Levi. They are a homeschooling family and love learning and playing together. Along with spending time with his family, Hal loves movies from the classics to contemporary films.
Hal’s favorite Scripture is James 1:22, and some of his favorite authors include: John MacArthur, John Piper, D.A. Carson, and Voddie Baucham.
Lynn Battle, Ministry Assistant
Lynn Battle, ministry assistant, has been serving Westwood for more than 20 years. She and her husband, Gary, have been married since 1971, and they have two children and seven grandchildren.
In addition to helping Jason, Michael, & Chris, Lynn faithfully serves in the preschool and children’s department.
Her favorite Scripture is Psalm 16:11.
You can email her at email@example.com.