Executive Staff

ABOUT CHESTER (Church Administrator)

Chester Anderson III has served at Westside Baptist Church since 1997; starting with teaching children’s Sunday school and working in the media ministry with the sound equipment. Chester started the Stewardship ministry, leading and conducting various workshops and classes on debt elimination, budgeting, and retirement. In 2007 Chester was voted as the Treasurer. In late 2015 Chester assumed the interim position as Church Administrator, then accepted the position full-time in May 2016.

Chester is a graduate of the University of Houston receiving a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems. He has a diverse background in the industry, banking, insurance, telecommunications, and financial services. He also holds several securities licenses (6, 63, 7, and 65), received a Certificate in Financial Planning from Southern Methodist University, and is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®). Chester has started the process to become a Certified Church Administrator beginning with classes at Dallas Baptist University. Chester is married, has two daughters, and is a native of Dallas, Texas. He enjoys reading, appreciating God’s country, and educating people on being good stewards.

Contact Chester Anderson: canderson@wbcchurch.org, 972-221-5668 Ext. 259

ABOUT JUDE (Executive Assistant to Senior Staff and Membership Services)

Rev. Jude Michael Gilbert is a native of Grosse Tete, Louisiana. He is a graduate of Shady Grove High School and attended Louisiana State (LSU) and Southern Universities majoring in Accounting. In 1987 he moved to Oakland, California where he acknowledged his call to the ministry in 1998 and was licensed and ordained by the late Bishop Gordon Humphrey, Jr.

Rev. Gilbert has served in several capacities within the body of Christ including Director of Choirs at New Light Baptist Church, Grosse Tete, Louisiana, Praise & Worship Leader and Church Administrator at OIMBC and is the founder of “The Priesthood” praise and worship ministry based in Oakland, California.

He has also penned several songs recorded by national recording artists: Lawrence Matthews, the late Daryl Coley, Stephen Hurd, and Peniel Baptist Church Choir. He has worked at Westside in several capacities and now serves as the Executive Assistant to the Senior Pastor. Jude is married to the lovely Irma Taylor Gilbert.

Contact Jude Gilbert: jgilbert@wbcchurch.org, 972-221-5668 Ext. 228

ABOUT NIKKI (Childcare Nursery Director)

Nikki, a native of Calvert, Texas, is passionate about serving the Lord and helping others do the same. She is the mother of two sons (Kobe and Meiko) and understands that GOD can use anyone to get his message to HIS people.

Nikki currently serves as Westside’s Childcare Nursery Director, and has many years of experience working with children and youth. She also serves as a mentor and coach, and is very enthusiastic about her work with children and youth.

Nikki has a Bachelor of Science in Health Science from Texas A&M University and a Master of Science in Social Work from Texas A&M-Commerce. Nikki has been an active member of Westside since 2006 and has served in many roles: Single’s Ministry, Women’s Ministry, Young Adult Ministry, Youth and Children Ministry, Announcement Clerk, and Sunday School Teacher.

Contact Nikki Thomas: nthomas@wbcchurch.org

ABOUT KENNETH (Facilities Manager)

Kenneth Means was raised in Garland, Texas, by his grandmother and attended East Side Church of Christ.  After graduating from Dallas Carter High School, Kenneth joined the McKinney Job Corps to study carpentry.  He has traveled extensively in the United States, having lived in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Roswell, New Mexico; and Bakersfield, California before returning home to Dallas, Texas. Kenneth has two brothers, one sister, two sons and a daughter.

Contact Kenneth Means: kmeans@wbcchurch.org, 972-221-5668 Ext. 254

ABOUT CAROLYN (Receptionist)

Carolyn Underwood is a native of Kansas City, Kansas. After graduating from F.L. Schlagle High School, she attended several classes at Kansas City Kansas Community College. Carolyn is blessed to be a sister to four siblings, mother to five children, and grandmother to five grandchildren. Moving to Texas in October 2017, she married Edwin Underwood in November of the same year. Carolyn worked in the warehouse industry prior to joining Westside as a receptionist. She enjoys helping others to reach and achieve their vision.

Contact Carolyn Underwood: cunderwood@wbcchurch.org, 972-221-5668 Ext. 221