West Kentucky Baptist Church

Located on 1507 West Kentucky Avenue in Midland, Texas. West Kentucky Baptist Church is a Bible-believing, Christ-exalting, people-loving Southern Baptist church that welcomes anyone to come and worship Jesus with us.

Sunday School @ 9:30 Sunday Morning & Children's Service @ 11:00 Sunday Evening Class @ 6:30 PM Wednesday Services: Mission Friends, Students: 6th - 10th grades & SIngles: Ages 17 - Senior Adult Bible Study and Prayer Meeting @ 6:30 PM 1st & 3rd Saturdays: Men's Prayer Breakfast - 8 AM


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[04/06/20]   I want to write something, but I really don't know what to say. So if this sounds off the wall I am not going to Apologize. GOD/JESUS knows my heart, mind and soul, just like he knows yours.

Instead of stepping on people and squashing them into the ground, lift them up in prayer, in positive thinking. Use scripture to get your point across, use photos, quotes, ANYTHING except FOUL LANGUAGE, and or name calling.

GOD tells us to obey the laws of our land so that the authorities will not have anything against us. Romans 13; Titus 3:1-2.

HE tells us to encourage one another. Hebrews 3:13; Psalm 10:17, Romans 12 (Interesting Chapter, Just reread it.); 1 Thessalonians 4:18. (Focus) But read the entire chapter anyway.

Let me tell you something, I would remind a number of you that you have received a Bible from West Kentucky Baptist in the past, whether from being a member of our Youth Group, When Dad married you or when we specifically ordered one for you to use. ARE YOU USING those? AS long as they are in your bookcase, your storage unit, under your bed, the word of the LORD JESUS CHRIST is not helping you. In reality you have no excuse for how you are living especially if you are ignoring GOD'S HOLY WORD. IT IS YOU who has to decide if you are going to keep living in the life you are living or if you are going to make a change for the better. GOD GAVE YOU THAT GIFT. Your Decision, NO ONE ELSE'S!


GOD knows my name no matter how it is spelled or pronounced.


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[04/04/20]   Update on Rick Wiederstein:

We are grieved to inform you that Rick Wiederstein passed away this morning due to his injuries received in a Motorcycle accident this past week.

We want to thank all of you who took the time to pray for this Gentleman & His family.

Please continue prayer for his wife Kathy Wiederstein and their family. That Jesus will give them comfort and peace during this time.

[04/03/20]   Rick in Surgery, Needs Prayer Now!

Rick Wiederstein is in surgery right now and is in need of prayer. Things are not going well for him. PLEASE LIFT RICK & HIS FAMILY UP. He is in an area hospital.

Please Share with all your praying friends

[04/02/20]   Another Prayer Request:

Brock Blackwood of Austin TX, Related to Frank Blackwood of Midland has the Corona Virus. Please pray for a speedy recovery. Frank, I apologize if I have misspelled his name.

[04/02/20]   Please pray for Rick Wiederstein. He is in critical care after a horrible Motorcycle accident. Also pray for his wife. She cannot be at the hospital with him during this time.

More information on Rick, I do not know the cause, but Rick suffered several broken bones. His face underwent reconstructive surgery yesterday - April 1. With more surgeries to follow.

Rick works with Senior Link Garage Sales

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[03/30/20]   In the Cover Photo upstairs do you see the owl? What other animals do you see? Have fun.

[03/29/20]   Prayer Requests

Keep our Military & their families in prayer.
President Trump, Vice President Pence Congress, Senate, Supreme Court Judges, Governors, Vice Governors, Mayors, & their families.
The Scientists working on a cure for Covid - 19
Church members
Ask you all to pray for Carla McLeod Hobb's Son, Brian. Pray for peace and comfort.
Pray for Alexis, Eddy & Baby Marquez. Baby has decided to regress back to Newborn. She goes to sleep at 1am and wakes up anywhere between 5 - 7 am.


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[03/21/20]   I have a question. Do ya'll believe in Prayer to GOD the creator of Heaven and Earth? The Father of the Savior that died for us? Than please pray that a cure may be found. They are saying that there is no cure for Corona Virus, Covid-19. GOD has the cure. Pray that the right person will find it and that the world will have use of it soon.

[03/12/20]   Prayer Requests:
Kenny Reynolds is ill & has to have surgery.
D. R. Row - needs some uplifting prayer.

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[02/09/20]   I have a family that needs prayer. These are their names. Brandy & Jason are the mom & Dad. 17 yr old Jaiden is the daughter and 16 yr old Bryson is the son.
Bryson has Heart issues, he has had strokes, has Septic Embolisms, Infections and Endocarditis. A lot of things wrong with this young man. But he does not let all these problems stop him. He cannot run and play any of the sports he loves, but he can play the Trombone in his High School Band. Blowing on the horn strengthens his heart and lungs. The young man has to wear a mask most of the time so as not to catch any infections from friends and the air.
Pray for this family as they deal with Bryson’s illnesses and pray for Bryson that God will strengthen him & heal him from all his health issues.

[02/05/20]   Because of the weather, this is a given, but Bro. Bob Porterfield wants folks to know that there is no church tonight at West Kentucky Baptist, Midland TX.

[01/29/20]   For anyone who would like to attend Rhodney Reed's Funeral, it is at 11 am at Serenity Gardens on S Rankin Hwy.

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[01/24/20]   I have another Prayer Request. Please pray for the Havercroft & Reed Families. Rhodney passed away this morning at 9am. He had a heart attack

[01/22/20]   Please pray for a boy in our Youth Group. He has "Walking Pneumonia."

[01/22/20]   Please pray for Joyce Richter and Family in the Loss of David Richter. He passed away this morning.

My Busy Beavers. Missing one worker, but that is ok. The Girls chose the decorations for us to dress the fellowship hall for Wanda's family to have dinner at the Church Sunday Evening and again Monday Morning. The kids who decorated worked hard and did an excellent job according to Janie Owens. Letha Reynolds & a number of other family members.

Some of the cards on the table are condolence cards from Church members. Other cards were made by the kids. Later added were cards from family members who wrote a letter to Wanda about the impact she made on their lives. There were some pretty cute & serious cards written.

Photos from Gracie Prozeller & Jesus' Sanchez.

Wanda Durelle Franklin
January 25, 1933 - January 8, 2020
Wanda Durelle Franklin, 86, of Midland, passed away on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 surrounded by her family. The family will receive friends on Sunday, January 12, 2020 from 4:00PM-6:000PM at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home in Midland. Funeral service will be held on Monday, January 13, 2020 at 1:00PM at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Chapel with burial to follow at Serenity Memorial Gardens.

Wanda was born on January 25, 1933 to Bernice and Clarence Melson in Elwood, TX. Wanda worked in Midland for over 51 years with her last 26 years at Loretta’s Answering Service. Although she loved her job, her greatest enjoyment came from the people she encountered, the friendships she formed and the family she served and loved dearly. Her entire life was devoted to the love for her husband, daughters, grandchildren and great grandchildren, but her greatest love was for the Lord! There is no doubt God truly told this woman “well done good and faithful servant“ when she went home to him on Wednesday. She was a member of West Kentucky Baptist Church where she faithfully attended for over 40 yrs.

She is survived by brother, Joe Melson, sister, Katie Bethel (Jimmy) and brother-in-law, Paul Woolsey; daughters, Janie Caldwell (Jim), Letha Reynolds (Larry) and Nancy Pendleton (Danny); grandchildren, Kyle Carpenter, Craig Reynolds (Jennifer), Jennifer Pender (Daniel), Michael Caldwell, Sallie Seabaugh (Jeremy) and Katie Porter (Jacob); 15 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband L.A. Franklin, her brothers Kenneth Melson and Dennis Melson and her sister Pat Woolsey.

Pallbearers will be Kyle Carpenter, Craig Reynolds, Daniel Pender, Danny Pendleton, Blake Bethel and Jerry Owens. Honorary pallbearers will be Michael Melson, DeWayne Byerly and Charles Plunk.

Thanks to the staff at Midland Medical Lodge for their great care. The family suggests donations be made to West Kentucky Baptist Church, 1507 W Kentucky Avenue, Midland, TX 79701, Hospice Midland 911 W Texas Avenue, Midland, TX 79701, or the Alzheimer’s Association, 4400 N Big Spring Street, Suite C-32, Midland, TX 79705.

Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland. Online condolences can be made at www.npwelch.com.

[01/10/20]   Viewing for Wanda Franklin is from 4 - 6 Sunday Afternoon, Jan 12 at the Nally -Pickle & Welch Funeral Home, 3800 N Big Spring Street, Midland TX 79705.

Wanda's Funeral is at the same place at 1pm Monday Afternoon with Burial to follow at Serenity Memorial Garden Cemetery - Rankin Hwy.

I remember many things about Wanda Franklin. The most I remember is her personal relationship with Jesus. She loved children, and taught them Bible for many years at West Kentucky Baptist Church. She knew more about the Bible in her little finger than many people will in their entire lifetime. She knew the address of passages and could tell you what they meant. I can hear her say now “Don’t just talk Jesus, You have to Walk Jesus!”

There was no holds barred with Wanda when it came to Shorty, her family both Biological and Church.

She loved to sing in Church and did so on many occasions solo and duets with Steven. Her favorite song at Church was Via Del La Rosa sung by Steven at Easter.

Wanda knew everyone, who their mothers, dads, brothers & sisters were and could give you a run-down of entire families. Who their relations were, where they were born, how many children they had and the new babies as they came along.

I can see Wanda now. She is visiting and talking with all her family members and friends who have gone on before. But most of all she is worshipping at the feet of the Savior who saved her from her sins and the God who created Wanda. There will be no other like her. She was her own person.

Love you Wanda Franklin. I and many others will miss you, your humor and your awesome love for Jesus.

[01/08/20]   It is with a sad but rejoicing heart, that 84 year old Wanda Franklin answered God's call to come home this morning at 4:30.

Her funeral will be at Nalley-Pickel & Welch Funeral Home, 3800 N. Big Spring St, Midland TX at 1:00 pm Monday and Burial at Serenity Memorial Garden Cemetery on Rankin Hwy thereafter.

As I find out more information, I will let you know.

[01/06/20]   "From the Rising of the Sun unto the going down of the same the Lord's name is to be praised." Psalm 113:3 KJV

Observation: Isn't it interesting how we call it the Sun Setting when in reality it is the earth rotating?

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Hey Everyone, the Youth of WKBC has one more item they will be raffling off starting today, Dec 11 -- Dec.21. It is a 5 ft White Lighted Christmas Tree with over 50 Vintage & Newer Ornaments on it. Raffle Tickets are $25.00 each. You can see the tree at The Cat's Meow on Andrews Hwy in Midland TX 79701 1pm-6pm Mon-Tues-Wed and 10am - 6pm Thurs-Fri-Sat

You will able to see the tree as you come in the front door of the shop. It will be straight across from you. First photo is the whole tree, 2nd, 3rd & 4th are closeups of some of the ornaments. There are some amazing ornaments too.

The money benefits the Youth's After Christmas Trip to McDonald Observatory.

[12/11/19]   I have a young friend who needs prayer for Medical Issues. Please be in prayer for Valerie. She has appointments in Austin next week. Valerie will keep us up to date on the issue.

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[11/28/19]   Mary Trevino's family is in need of prayer for an injured man in their family. He was in a pretty bad Accident this past Sunday.
Under especial care as he was severely injured. Keep this young man and his family in prayer as they struggle through this time of "Fire." Ask God to help them make it through it.

[11/28/19]   Troy Brooks Family in Need of Unspoken Prayer Request.
Please pray that God will help this family work it out.

[11/17/19]   Unfortunately, we barely made enough to break even. Not too many people showed up. We had one child who attended. She said she had a good time.The Hamburgers were good - Paul Trevino and Baked Potatoes were tasty too.

I want to send out thank you's to all of the kids & adults who helped to set up for The Fall Festival last night and Worked it tonight.

Christina Yharte - Adult (Kitchen)
Able Casillas - Adult (Kitchen & Handyman work)
Dakota Wilson - Youth
Tyler Wilson - Youth
Mundito Sanchez - Youth
David Yharte - Youth
Esmi Sanchez - Youth
Daniel Yharte - Youth
Marlene Corona - Youth
Jesus Sanchez - Youth

[11/07/19]   Please pray for this family as they struggle through this time of grief.

Update from Carla McLeod Hobbs about Niece Courtney McLeod - Nov 3.
We are deeply grieved that my dear niece Courtney McLeod has lost her battle and passed away last night at home, I would so appreciate prayers for her family and her little boy Isaac . He will be so lost without her . Thank you all for your care and concern

[11/06/19]   You are retired and so bored since you left work. You need something to do. Something that will lift your spirits? Something that will eventually bringing you joy and blessings abundantly.

The Midland Baptist Crisis Center needs Christian Volunteers to help minister more effectively to those who are worse off than you are. God is leading you to help and you won't be bored anymore.

Pl,ease call Carmen at 432-438-7640 or go by 806 S Baird St in Midland on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays from 9:00 am - noon.

[11/04/19]   Carla McLeod Hobbs - Thank you so much Sandra ~ The most recent news I have heard is that the Drs cauterized a bleeding Ulcer they found and are going to let her heal from that procedure before they can remove the gall bladder that was causinfg all her problems . She is still under observation ~Your prayers are so appreciated !❤️

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Bro. Bob Porterfield - Pastor, Home Phone: 432-684-5458. Please Leave a message. We will answer within 24 hours. Monday - Saturday. If a spiritual or Hospital emergency call Bro. Bob at 432-517-8205. All other calls at 432-684-5458

Sunday School @ 9:30 Sunday Morning & Children's Service @ 11:00 Sunday Evening Class @ 6:30 PM Wednesday Services: Mission Friends, Students: 6th - 10th grades.: Grades 11 - Senior Adult Bible Study and Prayer Meeting @ 6:30 PM 1st & 3rd Saturdays: Men's Prayer Breakfast - 8 AM

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1507 W Kentucky Ave
Midland, TX

Opening Hours

Wednesday 18:30 - 08:00
Saturday 07:45 - 09:00
Sunday 17:30 - 19:30
Sunday 09:00 - 12:30
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