Our Church and School Staff

Senior Pastor: Greg Wright

Pastor Greg Wright grew up in West Virginia and came to know the Lord at the age of twelve. Having godly parents, he was encouraged to seek and do the Lord’s will for his life. In 1987 he graduated from Bob Jones University with a Bachelors degree in Bible and went on to complete his Masters degree in Pastoral Studies in 1989. He then worked at Morningside Baptist Church in Greenville, SC as the assistant pastor until 1993. While there, Pastor Wright also helped develop Open Door Baptist Missions. Led by the Lord to Utah, he and his family moved to St. George in the Fall of 1993 to start Westside Baptist Church.
Please feel free to email Pastor Greg with any questions you may have: togregwright@yahoo.com

Teacher: Merri Ellen Wright

Merri Ellen enjoys serving the Lord here in beautiful St. George with her husband, Pastor Greg. Having been involved in all aspects of Westside, she treasures most the memories of God changing hearts and lives.

Involved in teaching or facilitating classes for many years at Westside Christian School, Merri Ellen is currently teaching our half-day Kindergarten class as well as Bible class for K5 through 4th grade. She thoroughly enjoys seeing understanding come across her students' faces especially in areas of biblical understanding.

Teacher: Tara Liston

Tara is our lead teacher for the elementary grades. Teaching multiple subjects and grades every day, she brings a love for her students and a commitment to her service for the Lord to school every day. Our students are blessed to have Tara teaching them and challenging them on a daily basis.

Teacher: Allison Gleason