Welcome to Westwood Heights Baptist Church

We meet Sunday 11 AM and 6 PM; Wednesday at 7 PM; all services are streamed on the church Facebook page as well. Beginning September 13 Sunday School will be at 10:00.

About


Westwood Heights Baptist Church is an Independent, Fundamental Baptist church located in Omaha Nebraska. 

Who we are: what we believe
  • We believe in one God, whose name is Jehovah, and that He exists in 3 equal but separate Persons: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Ephesians 1.3-14
  • We believe that the Son became flesh, that He was fully man and fully God, that He lived a sinless life and died a substitutionary death. John 1.1-18, Romans 5.8
  • We believe that on the 3rd day, the Father raised Him from the dead, and this Jesus is the Only Begotten Son. Psalm 2.7; Acts 13.28-33
  • We believe that men, at their physical birth, are born dead in trespasses and sins (Ephesians 2.1), and that men are eternally condemned unless they believe in Christ. Salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone, for all mankind: both Old and New Testament. Ephesians 2.2-7
  • We believe that this salvation is in Christ alone, through faith alone, by grace alone. Ephesians 2.8-10
  • We believe that the Bible is inspired by God, is complete, is without error, and is authoritative.  II Timothy 3.16, II Peter 2.18-21
About

Contact


  • 3343 Pedersen Drive, Omaha, NE, United States

What to Expect


 Or, “here’s how to know what we’re really like”

  • We use the King James Bible, but we are not King James only
  • We use the Majesty Music Rejoice Hymnal
  • Our music is traditional and conservative in style
  • There is no dress code as such. We do ask the ministry leaders to wear neckties, and the ladies in the ministry to wear knee length skirts or dresses.  We don’t preach against women wearing pants. 
  • The preaching is expositional in presentation.  Isaiah 8.20
  • If you find it helpful, here are some of the buzz words that describe us: moderate Calvinism, Dispensationalism, Pre-tribulational Rapture, Millennial Kingdom
Our services are now also streamed on Facebook Live



Upcoming Sunday's Service Details


Upcoming Sunday's Service Details
Sunday Morning Service 11:00 AM
Pastor Largent is preaching through the Gospel of Mark

Sunday Evening Service 6:00 PM
Pastor Largent is preaching on the topic of Judgement

Wednesday Evening Service 7:00 PM
Pastor Largent is preaching through the book of Judges

All sermons are recorded and posted on Sermon Audio. Click here to be taken to our page.



Events


  • 03/15/2020 07:00 PM
  • 3343 Pederson Drive, Omaha NE

Join us for Fellowship and Food every third Sunday evening. The potluck follows our Sunday evening service. The teens meet separately for fellowship and food.

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  • 03/13/2020 06:00 PM
  • Meet at church

Meet at the Church

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  • 03/13/2020 01:30 PM
  • Meet at church

No classes on 11/1 and 11/18. We resume on 11/15 We are studying the book of Colossians Come join us! Ladies meet together weekly for prayer and Bible Study. Pam Kooiker is our leader.

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  • 03/09/2020 11:30 AM
  • Panera Bread 78th and Dodge
  • 03/08/2020 10:00 AM

Dr. Matzko will be with us all day. He is the Science Ambassador for Bob Jones University

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  • 03/03/2020 07:00 PM

Note the date change to Tuesday. There will be no service Wednesday this week.

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  • 02/01/2020 07:30 AM
  • Meet at the church
  • 08/01/2019 07:00 PM
  • 3343 Pedersen Drive, Omaha, NE, USA
  • $0.00
  • 07/29/2019 09:00 AM - 08/01/2019 09:00 PM
  • 3343 Pedersen Drive, Omaha, NE, USA

Mornings are for Kindergarten thru 6th grade 8:45 to noon. ***** Evenings are for teens 6:30 to 9 PM ****** Please register each child separately. No need to register teens.

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Team


Ken Largent

Pastor

Pastor Ken Largent has led the church for 30 years. His expositional style of teaching and preaching follows Isaiah 8:20

Dan Williams

Youth Pastor

Dan has been the youth pastor at the church for over 25 years and loves working with the young people.

Ministries


Children's Ministries

Children's Ministries

Our children's ministries include children's sunday school classes on Sunday mornings, along with Patch Club and Pee Wee Club on Wednesday evenings. Patch Club, for grades 1-6, and Pee Wee Club, for ages 3-5, are clubs that emphasize Christian music, personal devotions, and Christian values. The children have a performance once a month during the Sunday evening service.

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Teen Ministries

Teen Ministries

Our teen ministry focuses on Bible teaching, leadership training, evangelism and discipleship. This includes twice monthly youth activities, a youth Sunday School class, and monthly afterglows after a Sunday evening service.

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Adult Sunday School Classes

Our adult Sunday School includes classes for College & Career, mixed adult classes on a variety of subjects, and a special class for ladies only.

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School

A fun-filled week during the Summer where children from across Omaha come and join in the fun. This includes Bible stories, games, songs, snacks, and earning "Carnival Bucks" to be used at the famous WHBC Carnival Night on Thursday evening.

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Men's Ministry

Men's Ministry

Various activities for the men in the church including a monthly lunch, prayer meetings and an annual fishing trip to Canada

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Sunbeam Sunday School Class for Special Needs Adults

Special needs adults meet Sunday morning at 10:00. Bus transportation to and from church on Sunday is also offered.

Choir

Choir

Find links here to songs the choir is working on

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Articles and Missions Newsletters


Delivering Bibles and Scripture to needy countries

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Samuel and Beth Rojas missionaries to Cusco, Peru

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Carl and Glenda Vonnoh with CLAIM - Christian Layman Assisting International Missionaries

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Kyron Horton Family Missionaries to Northern Brazil

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Don and Linda Leaf family missionaries to Brazil www.donleaf.com

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Pat and Wendy Campbell teaching and ministering at the Seminario Evangelica Bautista in Cusco Peru

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Derek Thomas family missionaries to the Ukraine

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Nathan and Renee Owens ministering through the radio in Antigua West Indies

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Markos Lindsey Family missionaries to Peru

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Matt Stensaas Family missionaries to Uganda Africa

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Bill and Mary Horton missionaries to Brazel

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Dan and Tricia Dubbe missionary church planting in Germany

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College World Series Mission


The 2019 College World Series is Live from Omaha!  Westwood Heights Baptist Church will again have a ministry to attendees and give the Good News of the Gospel along with cold bottles of water to all that thirst. If you're interested in helping at the games, please see Dave Wormley at church or contact us on the web page. Please pray that many would stop by our distribution center and be refreshed with God's plan of salvation.



College World Series Mission College World Series Mission

Omaha Baptist Academy


Omaha Baptist Academy General Information

OBA is a K-12 Christian school using the ABeka Curriculum in many of its classes. We are a member of the American Association of Christian Schools. If you are interested in possibly enrolling your child please contact omahabaptistacademy@yahoo.com

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What does OBA offer?

Omaha Baptist Academy K-12 Christian School. Please see our Handbook and the 2020-2021 School Packet for more information including tuition rates.

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Bible, Academic and Fine Arts Competition Manual

The American Association of Christian Schools sponsors an annual competition in early spring. Here is the official manual for the event.

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OBA Calendar

School Calendar

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Sermons



To listen to recent sermons, Click Here

To listen to Sermons by the Series,Click Here


Church Calendar


Church Directory


Church Directory

Church Members:
The online version of our church directory can be viewed or printed by going to the following link:

http://directory.instantchurchdirectory.com/73965169/churchdirectory.pdf

You will need to contact Kellee Knaak for the password to the file. Email kellee.whbcomaha@gmail.com

Information about how to access the directory on your mobile device is below. Note that you must have an email address listed in the directory in order to use the app. If you would like to have your email address listed in the directory, contact Kellee.

Offerings and Gifts


The Lord loveth a Cheerful giver!

Donation Amount

Covid-19 Info


Covid-19 Info
Westwood Heights Baptist Church

September 1 2020

Update:
We are having in-person services at our regular times. Beginning Sept 13th we will resume Sunday School.

We will continue to ensure six feet of separation between different household units and will meet until further notice in the Multipurpose Building.

Pee Wee Patch and Patch Club will meet.

Thanks,
Pastor Largent

May 1, 2020
Dear Church Family,
Public services resume on Wednesday, May 6. Here are the guidelines provided by Governor Ricketts:
  • Places of worship will have relaxed DHM requirements statewide beginning on May 4th.
  • They will need to ensure six feet of separation between different household units.
  • It will not be permissible to pass items among worshippers.
With those guidelines in mind, through MAY 31,  we will:
  1. Meet in the Multipurpose Building for all services. This will enable us to provide more room to maintain social distances.
  2. Have services on Sunday at 11.00 and 6.00
  3. Have service Wednesday at 7.00
We will not:
  1. Have Sunday School at 10.00
  2. Serve food before or after any service
  3. Serve the Lord’s Supper
  4. Pass the offering plate. 
  5. Have prayer time at the end of Wednesday services
  6. Have Pee Wee Patch or Patch Club (Patch will possibly meet in the summer)
We need to discuss (and will do this Wednesday May 6)
  1. The possibility of nursery and a class for younger children during the 11:00 service
  2. The governor’s directive wants “household units” to be the only people closer than 6’
  3. What to do about choir
We will continue to stream services on the Facebook Live page
https://www.facebook.com/Westwood-Heights-Baptist-Church-189946534362332/

Thanks for your prayers and your support. See you May 6,

Pastor


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UPDATE April 26 2020
We will resume meeting at church Wednesday May 6! Until then Sunday AM services will be live streamed on the church Facebook Page through May 3
https://www.facebook.com/Westwood-Heights-Baptist-Church-189946534362332/
We also have Wednesday services at 7 P M on the Facebook page


Dear Church family,
We all find ourselves impacted by the outbreak of Covid 19. The CDC, Governor of Nebraska and Mayor of Omaha have all limited the size of public meetings to a maximum of 10 people, and we want to be wise in our response to those directives, as well as the virus itself. Both the potential harm of the virus (serious physical illness) and the public response (emotional, social, and economic stress) requires us to navigate some challenging paths:
  • How do we honor human authority (I Peter 2.13-17), and honor God’s authority over His Church (Hebrews 10.24-25)?
  • How do we do all things for the glory of God (I Corinthians 10.1-33), and do that which is honest in the sight of men (II Corinthians 8.21, Romans 12.17)
  • How do we walk by faith, without fear (Psalm 46.1-2), and yet be prudent and not tempt the Lord (Matthew 4.5-7)?
  • How do we wisely care for our physical health, but not ignore our spiritual health (I Peter 5.1-3)?
We (deacons and pastor) have decided that it is proper for us to submit, not only to the “letter of the law,” but to what we perceive to be the spirit of that law.   Since things are moving so rapidly, we’re going to make decisions weekly.
  • There will be no Midweek service on March 18 or 25
  • We are working to put in place livestreaming capabilities , but there will not be any public services on Sunday, March 22
  • No volleyball or basketball
This is an excellent time for us to consider what Christianity might look like in America if we found ourselves having to meet outside of what is normal for us.  It is a time of testing our faith, and it is most certainly not a time to abandon the exercise of that faith.   Let me encourage you to:
  • Be faithful in reading the Scripture
  • Pray for revival and for mercy
  • Help and encourage others as you have opportunity (Galatians 6.10)
  • Take time to think. Psalm 143:5 “I remember the days of old; I meditate on all thy works; I muse on the work of thy hands.”
  • Don’t be afraid of any (physical, emotional, economic) outcome of this situation. Philippians 4.6-7.  God is always in complete control of all things
God bless, and I hope to see you soon,
Pastor Largent