Jason Koontz

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  Hello, my name is Jason Koontz and I'm the pastor here at Westside Baptist Church.  I grew up in a local church and made several "professions" of faith throughout high school and into college.  However, until January 6, 2000, that's all they were, just mere professions.  The good news is that my life drastically changed on that January day in 2000.  While driving a dump truck on the family farm, I truly repented of my sins and asked Christ to save me.  From that day until now, I have never been the same! 2 Corinthians 5:17 is definitely true, which says, "If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new."

       Shortly after I received Christ, the Lord began dealing with my heart concerning the ministry.  My wife, Elainia, and I were dating in the spring of 2000 when we were invited to attend Hilltop Baptist Church in Thomasville, NC where Dr. W.A. (Jr.) Seawell was (and still is) the pastor; We later joined in the spring of 2001. After much prayer, counseling with my pastor and Bible reading, the Lord revealed to me in His word on August 14, 2001 my call to preach.  From that moment on, I have never doubted my calling.  I have been blessed to preach revivals, youth rallies, VBS, in prisons, nursing homes, radio and internet and even at a county fair.  I am honored to be the pastor of Westside Baptist Church and look forward to the many years in serving the Lord there.

        My wife and I have been married since September 30, 2000.  We are blessed to have three beautiful daughters: Olivia, Nora and Hannah.

        Should you be in the Lexington area, we would love to have you visit Westside.  You will find a warm welcome, friendly environment and sound preaching from the King James Bible.  Whether you live inside the Lexington area or  live outside of the Lexington area, I invite you to listen to the "Fireball Special" radio broadcast heard every Thursday & Friday on 880 AM WPIP. The "Fireball Special", { Aired during the months of January through October} 5:15 to 5:30 pm & can also be heard over the internet at Feel free to contact me if you have any questions concerning our ministries at Westside or if you would like to know more about how to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.


       In Christ,

        Pastor Jason M. Koontz

        Isaiah 61:1




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