church leadership

PASTORS/ELDERS

  • Dr. LANCE ROBERTS - Senior PASTOR/elder

    Education:

    B.S. in Missions & Cross-Cultural Communications - Liberty University

    M.Div. & D.Min. in Expository Preaching - The Master's Seminary

    Experience:

    Missionary in Czech Republic from 2001-2020. 

    Current position at Westover since January 1, 2021.

    Favorite verse:

    1 Cor 15:58; Gal 2:20

    Things I enjoy:

    Being with my family, fishing, hunting


    Lance was born and raised in southwest Florida and came to know the Lord at a young age. He later attended Liberty University where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Missions. He then studied at The Master’s Seminary where he earned his Master of Divinity degree and a Doctorate of Ministry in Expository Preaching. Lance served in the Czech Republic from 2001-2020 as a church planter. In addition to church planting and church revitalization, he also established the Czech Bible Institute, and Didsako publishing ministry. He began serving as the senior pastor of Westover Baptist Church in January 2021. Lance and his wife Sandy have been married since 1998 and have 4 children.

  • CHRIS ROBERTSON - ASSOCIATE PASTOR/ELDER - STUDENT MINISTRIES

    Education:

    B.A. in Theology - Cornerstone Baptist Bible College & Seminary

    Experience:

    Westover Christian Academy - Secondary Boys Bible Teacher since 2021

    Community Activities:

    Chaplain - Danville Otterbots

    Favorite Verse:

    "But God demonstrates His own love towards us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." - Romans 5:8

    Things You Enjoy:

    Quiet time with God in His Word, spending time with my family, Atlanta Braves baseball, Chick-Fil-A

  • REV. PAUL NELSON - ASSOCIATE PASTOR/ELDER - WORSHIP & CHILDREN'S MINISTRY

    Education:

    B.A. in Secondary Education - Tennessee Temple University

    Experience:

    Westover Baptist Church since 1993

    Community Activity:

    Volunteer Chaplain - Danville Regional Medical Center

    Favorite Verse:

    "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength" Phil. 4:13

    Things You Enjoy:

    Coaching cross country, time with grandkids, and running

  • JIM BARBER - PASTOR/ELDER

    Education:

    B.A. In Youth Ministries and Physical Education - Pensacola Christian College

    Experience:

    Westover Baptist Church since 2016

    Community Activities:

    Feeding program

    Favorite Verse:

    "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you." Matthew 6:33

    Things You Enjoy:

    Dallas Cowboys, UVA sports and documentaries.

  • JOHN CLINE - ASSOCIATE PASTOR/ELDER - ADMINISTRATOR OF WESTOVER CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

    Education:

    M.A. in Religion - Liberty University

    Experience:

    Current Position since 2017

    Operations Manager - God's Pit Crew - 4 years

    Youth Pastor - 11 years

    Favorite Verse:

    "You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You." Isaiah 26:3

    Things You Enjoy:

    A God moment, relief of an extreme like a warm car on a cold day, time with family, a good book, snow

  • dr. doug barber - pastor emeritus 

    * Pastor Barber is not officially part of the church leadership, but loves the Lord and loves to serve. 


    Education:

    B.A. in Business - Georgia State University

    M.Div. & D.Min. - Temple Baptist Theological Seminary

    Experience:

    Westover Baptist Church since 1993

    Community Activities:

    Board President - Transition Pregnancy Solutions

    Volunteer Chaplain - Danville Regional Medical Center

    Favorite Verse:

    "And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His Purpose." Romans 8:28

    Things You Enjoy:

    Golf, spending time with family


    Emeritusof the former holder of an office, having retired but allowed to retain their title as an honor.