West U Baptist

Worship // 8:30a & 11:00a
Community Groups // 9:45a

West U Baptist meets at 6218 Auden Street. Located in the heart of West University Place. Led by Campus Pastor Ben Hays, we invite you to join us for worship and Community Groups for children, students, and adults of all ages each Sunday morning. Our 8:30a worship service is full of the hymns that have shaped our faith for decades. At 11:00a, our band leads a time of worship with songs from today's most popular Christian worship artists. The same teaching pastor shares a powerful message at both of our morning services. When you arrive, make sure to visit our Welcome Desk located in the lobby just off of Milton Street.

Phone Number: 713-668-2319


Special Schedule

For July 7:
• 11:00am service only
• No Community Groups
• Childcare available for 4yo & younger

West U Baptist Sanctuary Choir Rehearsals (Wednesdays)

6:30-8p at West U Baptist

Love to sing in worship?
Why not join the choir?

Our West U Baptist Classic service (Sundays, 8:30am) sings both traditional hymns and contemporary songs with an incredible choir to lead the way.

No audition required!

Get Connected

KidRally // 8:30 & 11:00a
Community Groups // 9:45a

Children from birth all the way up to 5th grade have a variety of ways to connect on Sunday mornings. At 8:30 and 11:00 am each Sunday, children in kindergarten-5th grade are invited to KidRally, a time of worship, games, and teaching located in the gym. At 9:45 am, our kids gather for age-appropriate Community Groups. Childcare is available all morning for children birth through pre-k.

On Sunday morning, you can start at the Welcome Desk just inside the Milton Street side doors and our team member there can point you in the right direction, or you can head to the nursery and children's Welcome Desk located just inside the glass doors on the Amherst Street side. Fill out our contact form at the top of the page if you need more information!
Community Group // 9:45a

Students from 6th through 12th grade gather at 9:45a on Sundays in the West U Student Building for worship, teaching, and fellowship. There, they can get connected at the student welcome desk in the front lobby, and one of our team members will make sure to get them connected into a grade-appropriate group.

Fill out our contact form at the top of the page if you need more information!
West U Baptist has a long history of providing a place of worship, fellowship, teaching, and volunteer opportunities to college students. Our College Class is taught by Rice University professor Dr. James Tour, a chemist, nanotechnologist, and devout follower of Jesus, who has been teaching this class for over twenty years.

Dr. Tour's website // Dr. Tour's Bible studies (audio)

Are you a Rice University student?
There is free bus pickup on Sundays at 9:30A in front of the Allen Center and a light breakfast at 9:45A.
Buses return by 12:30P, however, lunch is served for those who do not return to campus via bus.
Community Groups // 9:45a

On Sunday mornings at 9:45a, there is a variety of Community Groups created for adults in all stages of life. These gatherings vary in subject matter but all center on creating meaningful relationships between men, women, and couples in the same life season. For a full listing, visit our groups page below, or visit the Welcome Desk located on the Milton side of the main building on the bottom floor. Fill out our contact form at the top of the page if you need more information!
Check out what CityRise has to offer for women, men, and senior adults!
We have classes and many opportunities to learn the English language for free!

Click below for more information.

Giving children a foundation in the Christian faith

We're more than just Sundays! Check out information on midweek activities, Upward Sports, camps, special events, and more!
CityRise Kids Page

Helping students form meaningful relationships to encourage their faith

Our student ministry is one of the most active inside the inner loop. We've got midweek gatherings, leadership opportunities, camps, retreats, special events, and more!
CityRise Students Page

Creating community for adults to navigate faith and everything life has in store

We have community groups for people in all stages of life. At both 9:30 and 11:00 on Sunday mornings we have a variety of ways for you to get connected!
CityRise Community Groups Page

Providing opportunities for those who speak Chinese as a primary language to connect with God and other Christ followers

Our Chinese congregation is passionate about pursuing Jesus together, and anyone who considers Chinese their heart language will be encouraged by this community
CityRise West U Chinese Page

Lifting our city and the world by generously giving the gospel of Jesus Christ

CityRise Calendar

Jun 10, 2024 -Jun 14, 2024
VBS at West U Baptist
Students - Middle School

Jun 10, 2024 -Jun 14, 2024

Jun 17, 2024 -Jun 20, 2024
Kids Camp
Students - High School

Jun 17, 2024 -Jun 21, 2024
CityRise Bellaire

Jun 30, 2024
Family Worship // June 30

Jul 07, 2024
Family Worship // July 7
West U Baptist

Jul 07, 2024
Special Schedule // July 7

Nov 04, 2024
Table Grace
CityRise Emmanuel Missouri City

Apr 07, 2024 -Dec 29, 2024
Clases de Homilética (Todos los Domingos)

Sep 09, 2024 -May 12, 2025
MomCo 2024-2025 (Every Other Monday)
CityRise Emmanuel Missouri City

May 14, 2024 -May 13, 2025
Entrenamiento para Líderes de Jóvenes (Todos Los Martes)

Jun 05, 2024 -Jun 26, 2024
Sabbath Rest (Wednesdays)

Our team

Dr. Roger Patterson
Senior Pastor
Kirby Follis
Executive Pastor
Ben Hays
Campus Pastor West University Baptist
Dr. Paul Magyar
Worship and Senior Adults Pastor West University Baptist
Jennifer Dennis
CityRise Kids Ministry Director
Anna Lauren Nelson
Preschool Ministry Director
Tim Yeager
Student Ministry Pastor
Kathleen Yarborough
Community Ministries Director
Chuck Oak
Missions Pastor