Justin DeBerry

Senior Pastor

Justin DeBerry

Justin's Story

I grew up in Tucson, AZ and was discipled by Christian parents who were converted only a few years before they were married and I was born.  I can’t remember a time when I didn’t trust Jesus, which is to say God used the faithfulness of my parents and pastors to graciously regenerate my heart when I was young.

While I attended church faithfully with my family and identified with Christ in secular public and private schools, it wasn’t until my early twenties that I really encountered the glory of God and the God-centeredness of the bible.  Up to that point, my working assumption was the gospel was only about becoming a Christian and the bible was mainly about me.  Through good teaching and a gospel-centered church, I began to discover that the good news was for the start, middle, and finish of the Christian life.

While working in the banking industry in my early thirties, God planted a call to pastoral ministry in my heart.  He slowly confirmed it through serving in our local church, prayer, and wise counsel from friends and pastors.  In the summer of 2012, I packed up our budding family for Westminster Seminary California in Escondido, CA.  I graduated from Westminster with a Master of Divinity degree in 2015.  Prior to graduate school, I received a Bachelor of Arts in History from Lafayette College in 2004 (where I met my wife). Kerrie and I were married in 2007 and have four girls, Piper, Reagan, Greta, and Finley.

I became Senior Pastor of West Center Baptist Church in December 2015.  My deep hope for West Center is that we continue becoming a community awed by the gospel of grace and thus transformed by it.  The good news of Christ crucified is what I need most—and I am privileged to be a minister of it at West Center.

Justin's Bookshelf

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