• Sunday School at 9:15 AM
  • Morning Worship Service at 10:30 AM in the Worship Center or Online
  • Evening Worship Service at 6:00 PM on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month in the Worship Center or Online


  • Adult Growth Groups at 7:00 PM in the Chapel
  • PROGRAM (College and Career) at 7:00 PM in the Band Room
  • CREW (7th to 12th Grade) at 7:00 PM in the Youth Building (Building 6000)
  • AWANA (K2 to 6th Grade) at 6:45 PM in the Cafeteria

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Pastoral Staff

Dr. Marc Mortensen
Dr. Marc MortensenSenior Pastor
Dr. Marc MortensenSenior Pastor
Dr. Marc Mortensen has served the ministry for the past 48 years. Marc and his wife, Wanda, have been married for 43 years and have 3 children and seven grandchildren. Marc first joined as the assistant pastor and administrator for Westwood Christian School, and in 2004 became the second senior pastor of First Baptist Church.
Javier Vargas
Javier VargasSpanish Pastor
Javier VargasSpanish Pastor
Javier joined the pastoral staff in 2022. He and his wife, Paula, got married in 2003 and have 2 daughters - Victoria and Viviana. As pastor of the Spanish Ministry, Javier serves those who speak Spanish and want to hear preaching in their native language, giving them a clear exposition of the gospel and encouraging them to continue growing spiritually until God comes back for his church.
Marcus Mortensen
Marcus MortensenFamily Pastor
Marcus MortensenFamily Pastor
Marcus joined the pastoral staff in 2006. He and his wife, Lydia, have been married for 15 years and have 4 children - Julia, Sydney, Ava, and Jonas. Marcus has recently taken on the role as Family Pastor where he seeks to encourage and equip families in the areas of marriage and parenting.
Sean Fullerton
Sean FullertonPastor of Student Ministries
Sean FullertonPastor of Student Ministries
Sean joined the pastoral staff in 2005. He and his wife, Heather, have been married for 28 years and have 3 children - Emma, Levi, and Max. Since the Lord got a hold of Sean’s heart in college, he tries to encourage students to continue to grow in their relationships with Christ.
Micah Mortensen
Micah MortensenYouth Pastor
Micah MortensenYouth Pastor
Micah joined the ministry in 2019. He and his wife, Keilah, have been married for 3 years. As the Youth Pastor he works with the teen ministry to teach students and strengthen them in their faith.
Eric Tindle
Eric TindleMinister of Music
Eric TindleMinister of Music
Eric has been on staff since moving to Miami from New Hampshire in 2004. He has been married to Sharon for 35 years and God has blessed them with six sons, Robert, Peter, Elijah, Benjamin, Nathan, and David. As the music director he is responsible for working with many lay musicians in the church to coordinate and lead the music for each of the regular services as well as many special services throughout the year.


Sunday School at 9:15 AM

Sunday Growth Groups provide an opportunity for the adult believer to be involved in a small group fellowship where the Bible’s life changing message is taught, caring relationships are built, and ministry is accomplished. Because personal growth is so important, it is foundational to everything we do. Fellowshipping, worshipping, sharing, caring, and serving are such crucial elements for growth to take place in a person’s life. Those who are involved in each area are much more likely to grow than those involved in only one.

Morning Worship at 10:30 AM

The largest worship service of the week takes place every Sunday morning where we come together for a dynamic time of worship. Senior Pastor Marc Mortensen brings practical Biblical messages which challenge us to grow in our own spiritual lives as well as to share the message of Jesus Christ with others. Spanish translation is available for those who need it.

Evening Worship at 6:00 PM

Evening services will take place on the second and fourth Sundays of the month. This is another time designed for the church family to come together and to be encouraged to grow in their faith.

Nursery / Preschool

The Preschool Ministry is designed for children from birth up to pre-kindergarten. Care is provided during all regularly scheduled service times. Because children matter to God, the ministry and security of these little ones is of the highest priority. All volunteers are screened, fingerprinted, and are trained to care for the needs of preschoolers. Children in the 2- and 3-year-old department are guided through a scope and sequence of biblical preschool curriculum each week.

Sunday School

Children meet for Bible study on Sunday mornings for a time to discover truth and find direction in their daily lives through Bible lessons. Children are encouraged to grow in their relationship with Jesus and others and to expand their knowledge of the Bible.


AWANA is our Wednesday night program for kids during the school year. The AWANA program helps children read and study the Bible. The acronym AWANA stands for Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed and is taken from II Timothy 2:15.

Vacation Bible School

During the summertime on Wednesday night we run a VBS for children in preschool through 5th grade. Each year kids enjoy Bible lessons, crafts, games, and snacks based on a unique theme.

Sunday School

Students and leaders meet at 9:15 AM on Sunday mornings for a time to discover truth and find direction in their daily life through Bible study. Every teen is encouraged to complete devotions in their daily journals throughout their week and to come together on Sunday to discuss what they have studied.

Wednesday Night Youth Group

We meet on Wednesday nights at 7:00 PM for a time of praise and worship, a relevant message, and a time for students to build loving and authentic relationships with people in our church.

Youth Activities

Students are encouraged to take part in various other activities offered throughout the year. Contact us for details on specific events or with other questions regarding the youth ministry.

Student Leadership

Service is a key part of our youth group. We provide opportunities for students to discover their gifts and abilities and use them to serve others both inside and outside the church.

Westwood Christian School
Circle C Youth Ranch


The members of First Baptist Church of Westwood Lake consist of those who have accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and have followed the Lord in believer’s baptism by immersion. Our church members are not perfect, but we strive to love God with all of our hearts and love others. If you are interested in becoming a member, send us an email or contact one of the pastors.

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