Our Pastors & Staff

Get to know our pastors, ministry leaders, and administrative staff.

Andy Neely, Lead Pastor

neely-family-oldphotoPastor Andy has served West Jackson since February of 2012 as lead pastor. He and his family moved to Jackson from Lakeland, FL, where he was the Lead Student Pastor at the Church at the Mall. A graduate of Union University and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, Andy has invested 20+ years of his life in the local church speaking to thousands of teenagers and adults.

Pastor Andy’s ministry experience also includes five years at West Jackson as the Student Pastor. He and his wife, Ellen, have four children: Addison, Hadley, Maggie, and Knox. Their passion is to see families serving together to accomplish God’s will and purpose as they share the Gospel in Jackson and throughout the world.

Lonnie Sanders, Mature Adults and Assimilation Pastor

Alan Teel, Missions Pastor

Rich Smith, Children’s Pastor

Josh Ward, Student Pastor

Russ Cooper, Business Administrator

Paul Helms, Contemporary Worship & Media Director

Chuck Rhea, Recreation Director

Philip Dunn, Facilities Manager

Lori Camp, Mother’s Day Out Director

Brian Stephenson, CDC Director

Donna Hawks, Ministry Associate

Mona Gobbell, Church Accountant

Tracy Michel, Lead Pastor Assistant & Graphic Designer

Karen Crook, Children’s Ministry Assistant

Anna Isbell, Student Ministry Assistant

Lisa White, Senior Adult Ministry Assistant

Teresa Wood, Music Ministry Assistant

Darlene Moody, Education Ministry Assistant

Carrie Shields, Education Ministry Assistant

Brooks Neely, Missions and Media Assistant

Wanda Buford, Front Desk