Westwood is led by godly elders/shepherds who care for the spiritual needs of the flock and provide oversight for the church’s ministries. Just as the Good Shepherd did, our shepherds seek to lead in love and grace.
Terry Boyd was born in May 1956 to Terry Donald and Betty Allen Boyd in McMinnville. He and Patty were married in May 1980. Terry and Patty are both retired. They are the previous owners of Korner Market and Patty is retired from Ben Lomand Connect. They have two children, Julie Hyder of Panama City Beach, Florida and Clint Boyd of Houston, Texas. Terry and Patty have three grandchildren who they love to visit and spend time with.
Terry was baptized into Christ on November 26, 2006 at Westwood Church of Christ. Terry served the congregation as a deacon from July 2011 until February 2017 at which time he was appointed an elder. Terry enjoys listening to bluegrass music, old trucks, fishing and college football. He also cherishes the time spent camping and playing card games with friends and brothers and sisters in Christ.
Tim Deason was born on November 18, 1964. Tim and his wife, Beth were married in 1984. Tim has worked for Dr. Pepper for over 30 years. Beth has worked with children who have special needs for over 25 years. Tim and Beth have three children and three grandchildren. Their son, Cody and his wife, Sumner live in Knoxville with their 2 kids, Levi and Annie. Their daughter, Kara and her husband, Nathan also live in Knoxville with their daughter Olivia. Their daughter, Kenzi is studying radiology in Chattanooga.
Tim and Beth began worshiping at Westwood in 1998 and Tim served as a deacon for 18 years before being appointed as a shepherd on February 26, 2017.
Tim’s shepherd’s quote: The shepherd and flock relationship eloquently implies at least three qualities of spiritual leadership: availability, commitment and trust.
Jeff McKinley and his family have been worshiping at Westwood since 2010 and Jeff has been serving as an elder since 2014. “Dr. Jeff” is a doctor of chiropractic and has been practicing in McMinnville since 1990. He is a song leader, Bible class teacher, and lectures nationally to doctors on spinal biomechanics. He and Lynette married in 1987 and are the proud parents of four girls: Kathryn, Laura Beth, Caroline and Abigail. They are also the proud grandparents of one granddaughter, Helen.
Jimmy Priestley and his wife Teresa have been members at Westwood since 1975. Jimmy has served as an Elder since 2003. They have seen many new ministries and much growth in the congregation. Both are active in many areas of the work of the church. They love the Westwood family.