Join us for worship every Sunday at 9 and 10:30!

Our Mission

"Loving People to Jesus"
Westside is a place where real life happens. You don’t have hide to your hurts, and you don’t have to pretend to be a perfect person. Instead, you can feel free to bring your brokenness to God and call on him for help. Jesus has promised to give you healing and hope, and he invites everyone who is weary and carrying heavy burdens to come to him to find rest for their souls (Matthew 11:28). Our mission is to share the love of Jesus and help people discover healing and hope through a relationship with God.

Get Involved!
  • Is there childcare?

    During worship service on Sunday morning we offer a fully-staffed nursery for children under 3 and Kids Praise for children in preschool through 3rd grade. After worship service, we have Bible classes for children and teenagers (6 months through 12th grade). We also offer Bible classes for all ages on Wednesday nights. Contact the church office for more information about our Children’s ministry.

  • How should I dress?

    Westside is a laid-back church that welcomes you just as you are. Most of our members and visitors dress casually so we welcome you to come in whatever makes you feel comfortable!

  • Is there plenty of parking?

    We have ample parking available for you and your family. You may enter off of Stockdale Highway (just west of El Rio Drive) or from the side and rear of our building off of El Rio and Quailwood Road.

  • How can I connect with Westside?

    You can connect with Westside on social media: Facebook, YouTube, UStream, and Instagram. We also live-stream our services and post sermon audio and video online and through our podcast. For more information on how to connect with us online, click here: westsidelife.org/connect.

  • How Can I Get Involved?

    We’d love to help you discover your place at Westside. If you’d like to volunteer and take that next step in your faith, visit westsidelife.org/volunteer.

Our Ministry Staff

Our ministers, office staff and ministry leaders run the day-to-day operations at Westside. They lead ministries, prepare worship services and minister to people who are seeking spiritual guidance in their lives. To reach someone by e-mail, click or tap on their name.

Bryan Fojtasek

Lead Minister


Merv Rash

Shepherding Minister


Justin Chase

Student Ministry Intern


Vanessa Spears

Student Ministry Intern


Jill Marshall

Administrative Assistant


Pam Findley

Office Manager & Counselor

Our Shepherds & Their Wives

Our shepherds are the spiritual leaders and servants of the church. These men offer spiritual guidance, pray over the needs of the church and lead us towards the mission that God has for each one of us. To contact one of our shepherds by e-mail, click or tap on their name.


Terry & Susan Wood


Rich & Lisa Fabrie


Jeff & Cheryl Prude


Ed & Patty Croxton


Ron & Kim Nickell

What We Believe

Get in Touch

We always love to hear from people. Feel free to drop in or contact us during our office hours.


Office Hours/ Monday – Thursday 9am – 12pm, 1-5pm

Family Devotional (Outdoors) 9am

Sunday Morning Livestream 10:30am

Wednesday Bible Class (Livestream) 6:30pm


Address 7300 Stockdale Hwy. Bakersfield CA 93309

Phone 661-831-4460

Email westside@westsidelife.org