Westminster was first organized in 1951, holding services in a strip mall laundromat near Indian School Road and 19th Avenue. Washing machines were rolled away to make room for Sunday School classes! The current Sanctuary at 19th Avenue and Pierson was completed in 1965.
Pastor Gale Watkins has led Westminster Presbyterian Church for 28 years. In addition to Pastor Gale, the staff at Westminster includes Cheryle Faust, Secretary; Carol Fassbender, Music Director; Kathleen Jones, Organist; and Michelle Rich, Bookkeeper.hat's a product or service you'd like to show.
Cheryle has been with Westminster for 30 years and is there to help with information on what is going on around the church.
Carol has been able to take a bunch of people who like to sing but not always know how to read music and help them make good music to the Lord.
We are blessed to have Kathleen With us, her playing on the piano or the organ greatly enrich our worship service .
"Westminster's choristers take much joy in the fact that theirs is a ministry serving the Lord and uplifting members of the congregation. Fellowship abounds at their Thursday evening rehearsals." — Carol Fassbender, Choir Director
Around the world, millions of people lack access to sustainable food sources, clean water, sanitation, education, and opportunity. Received during the season of Lent (February 22 – April 9), each gift to One Great Hou of Sharing (OGHS) helps to improve the lives of people in these challenging situations. OGHS is the single, the largest way that Presbyterians come together every year to work for a better world.
For several years, Westminster has participated in the marathon and half-marathon and associated fundraising sponsored by Team World Vision. Team World Vision is a division of World Vision. Its mission: Go farther together for vulnerable children worldwide.
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. Westminster is aligned with its mission and its division Team World Vision.
Westminster participates in the Souper Bowl of Caring. The Souper Bowl of Caring utilizes the weeks leading to Super Bowl weekend in America to mobilize young people to fight hunger and poverty in their local communities and was started at Spring Valley Presbyterian Church in Columbia, South Carolina.
Westminster has participated in collecting food, clothing and other things for ICM and now NourishPHX for many, many, years. They are giving hope and dignity back to the working poor in Phoenix.