Dr. David Hamilton, Senior Pastor
David has served as pastor of West Heights since 1998. He and Susan have been married since March 12, 1977. They have two grown sons; Nathan and his wife Jessica, and Ben and his wife Cassie. They have five grandchildren, Jules, McAuley, Hiett, Walls, and Malachi. He is a graduate of Blue Mountain College, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Trinity Seminary. His hobbies include spending time with his grandkids and horses.
Joseph Luby, Associate Pastor of Education / Administration
Joseph serves as the Associate Pastor of Education / Administration at West Heights. He began serving as Interim in June 2016 and became full-time in September 2016. He is married to Jennifer Luby and they have two kids: Hunter and Sadie Marie. Joseph’s hobbies outside of work include playing golf and being creative through woodworking.
Craig Richardson, Minister of Music & Media
Craig joined the staff in October 2020. He is married to Dori Richardson. They have two grown sons: Drew and his wife, Amber, and Will who is engaged to marry Tara Beth Buse in May of 2021. They have one daughter, Maylie, who is seven years old. Craig and Dori have two(+) grandchildren: Rosie and Ellie and one on the way! (December 2020). Craig is a graduate of Tupelo High School and attended Itawamba Community College. He graduated from Delta State University and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
Casey Russell, Minister of Students & Missions
Casey began serving as Minister of Students & Missions in November 2020. He is married to Lauren Russell. They have 3 kids: Landon, Paislee, and Adelyn. He is a graduate of Blue Mountain College. His hobbies include going to his kid’s sports, fishing, and riding horses.
Ryan Moorman, Minister of Children & Families
Ryan has served as Children and Families Minister since July 2019. It is his prayer to see children become followers of Christ through teaming up with parents as they disciple them at home. He is married to Lindsey and they have two girls: Raylee and Payton. He enjoys spending time with his family and being outdoors.
Rocky Tzib, Minister of Hispanic Mission
Rocky has served as a church planter in North Mississippi since 1993 and has planted five churches. In 2001 he became the pastor of Cristo Vive Baptist Church in Pontotoc, MS. He is currently a student at Golden Gate Theological Seminary working on his Master’s degree in Theology. He is married to Glenda since July 25, 1998. They have two boys Jordan and Nathan. His hobbies are missions and family.
Lisa Ferguson, Administrative Assistant of Education
Lisa began serving as Ministry Assistant in January, 2020. She retired from the Pontotoc City School District after teaching Special Needs students for 28 years. She is married to Ricky and they have two children: Shea Mills (Caleb) and Jacob. Lisa enjoys spending time with her family, reading and crocheting.
Mary Margaret Ferguson, Administrative Assistant / Receptionist
Mary Margaret has been the Receptionist/Administrative Assistant at West Heights since 2013. She came to the West Heights office after being a Circuit Court Reporter for 31 years. She is married to John, and they have two daughters, Alise Young (Jay) and Maggie Winter (Patrick). They have four grandsons, Cole Grisham, John Asher Young, Wayne Young, and Will Young, and one granddaughter, Kensley Winter. Mary Margaret enjoys spending time with family, flower gardening, and reading. At West Heights, she enjoys singing in the Worship Choir, and teaching the Growing in Grace Sunday school class.
Jennifer Quarles, Administrative Assistant of Finances
Jennifer Quarles came to West Heights as Financial Secretary in July 2011. Jennifer grew up in Pontotoc and has been a member of West Heights since 1982. She and her husband Randy have been married for 25 years and have three children: Austin and his wife Ashton, Hannah, and Shelby. Jennifer formerly worked at the Pontotoc County Baptist Association for 11 years. Jennifer enjoys camping, traveling, and spending time with her family. At West Heights, Jennifer enjoys GAs and being an active part of the youth ministry.