Meet Our Pastor
Rev. Dr. Timothy West
On July 1, 1998, Pastor West was appointed to serve as the Senior Pastor of Westphalia United Methodist Church in Upper Marlboro, Maryland where he continues to proudly serve. Pastor West has lead Westphalia through Phase I of a successful building project.
In addition to his role as senior pastor, he is a mentor for the Practice in Ministry and Mission Program at Wesley Theological Seminary, a member of the Episcopal Committee for the Bishop, and a Senior Mentor for candidates entering ordained ministry. He also served as a lecturer and teacher for the School of Christian Growth, and as a Worship Team member for the Baltimore Washington Annual Conference.
Pastor West is a 1987 graduate of University of the District of Columbia earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology. He was awarded a Master of Divinity Degree from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC in 1992. In 2007 Reverend West received a Doctor of Divinity degree from Wesley Theological Seminary with a concentration in Leadership Excellence. In 2012, Reverend Dr. Timothy West received the Harry S. Denman Award for Excellence in Evangelism.
Rev. West is an enthusiastic man of God who cultivates leaders. He has a shepherd’s heart and a passion for preaching and teaching the word of God. He has learned to live by one principle: “As long as you do what is right, the Lord will take care of the rest.”
With his many roles and responsibilities, his role as a family man is his greatest joy. He and his wife Stephanie have been happily married since May 9, 1992.