Rosalind Spencer is currently the Children Pastor for Westside Baptist Church, she has had the pleasure of serving as Children and Youth minister for the past seven years.
Pastor Spencer was born in Fort Worth, Texas. She is a graduate of The University of North Texas (1998), with a degree in Biology. She is a graduate of Southwestern Theological Seminary (2002), with a dual masters in Christian Counseling and Christian Education.
In 2002 she was hired on as bi-vocational staff member for Westside Baptist church as the Children’s Minister, and in 2003 became full time, where under her leadership the ministry grew from 54 in Children Church to over 150 students in Children Church. She developed a “Purity” program for the sixth graders and also a leadership program called “Conquerors”. She setup the International Charter for AWANA ministry at Westside, all of which are still in operation today.
Pastor Rosalind Spencer is the founder of Westside Baptist Church Childcare Organization (2005), presently known as Westside Baptist Church Christian Academy. Which began as a summer program and she turned into a year round place to educate those 18 months and up in 2006.
In 2009, she was placed over the Children and Youth of Westside Baptist church, and under her leadership God brought forth our youth mission initiative which consist of birthing the following service opportunities for our youth, New Orleans (Help for Katrina and Rita cleanup) 2010 and 2011; Dallas (Serving in our Own backyard) 2012 and 2013; Oklahoma (Relief for Oklahoma) 2014 and 2015; and this year in 2016 God called us to do a “Restore the South Mission” where we combine our efforts with touring a few Historical Black Universities. In our Restore the South project we had the pleasure of working in Jackson, Ms., Atlanta, Ga., and Orlando, Florida, which ended with a little R & R at Disney World. As Children and Youth minister she had the pleasure to setup our summer week camps which consist of Kids Across America since 2010 for our Youth and Camp Lebanon since 2007 for our Children. She started the 1st Sunday Morning Youth worship service which took place on every 5th Sunday, and today is thriving on every Sunday except 2nd, when all is in family worship.
Pastor Spencer is currently preparing for the next chapter in her life, she is currently applying for her CPE units for Chaplaincy. She has a love and passion for counseling students of all ages, and loves visiting the hospital and rendering prayer for those who are sick or has loss love ones. As well as setting up the New Direction for the Children Ministry of Westside Baptist Church as they learn how to do greater work for the kingdom of God. Pastor Spencer believes that you never retire from serving God, and is looking forward to working for the kingdom until the Lord calls her home.