Dr. James Hassell is a mission-minded pastor with 15 years of pastoral experience. A Texas native, Dr. Hassell is an alumni of Hardin-Simmons University and Truett Seminary at Baylor University. He has pastored in multiple churches across the state and even nationwide. He is the author of two books, Seeing New Light and Walk as Jesus Walked.
He is a pastor who cares deeply about the congregation, preaches from the Bible, walks upon a strong foundation of prayer and Bible study, and centers congregational life on Jesus Christ.
Dr. Hassell's wife, Shannon, loves being in ministry and serving the Lord through the local church.
James and Shannon are college sweethearts and have been married for eighteen years. They have two children.
April has been with Westoak Woods Weekday Preschool since 1999, and has served as director since 2016. She enjoys the new challenges and relationships that the position holds. She has developed a passion for providing a safe and Christian setting for young children, fostering a positive learning environment for students, and communicating the importance of those values to the parents of children in her care. April is married with four children, all of whom grew up and were blessed by the Westoak Woods Preschool program.
Rebecca started attending Westoak Woods in June of 2011 and started serving on staff as the children's intern in April of 2018. She attends St. Edwards University and is studying psychology and religious studies. While serving at Westoak, she strives to strengthen the children's ministry through intentional service and discipleship to children and families alike.