Located just minutes from Shaw Air Force Base and downtown Sumter; Westside is a warm fellowship that is strongly committed to Scripture and focused on the Great Commission. We are blessed with beautiful, blended music each week. We sing the best of Scripture-based choruses as well as the great hymns of the faith. Our adult choir lifts us up through their thrilling anthems and beautiful arrangements. Our joy is seeing God work among us to change lives and further His Kingdom.
Year Founded: 1963
Average Attendance: 150
Our Awana club for boys and girls meets each Wednesday evening at 6:30pm during the school year. Kids learn the Scripture and love all of the activities of attending club!
With loving leaders our preschoolers and children enjoy a safe, spiritual, and fun environment at Westside. We have Children's church on Sunday Mornings for grades K -5th grade. We also have a children's choir that meets each Sunday and leads us in worship at least once a quarter. This choir is open to children 3 years old through 5th grade.
Our Pastor teaches the word with passion and conviction. He typically uses an expository style of studying the Scriptures and teaches through books of the Bible. Each message is delivered with the unchurched as well as the Christian in mind and all messages include practical application. If you are hungry to hear from God and come with a prayerful heart you will be fed, encouraged, challenged, and perhaps even convicted.
Our choir, ensembles, instrumentalists, and vocalists truly minister to the church family and lift our hearts to the heavenlies in praise. Our music ministry is genuinely a blessing each week as well as special events and musicals.
Allen Jones is our Minister to Students and leads a team of adults and youth who are excited about living for Christ. In addition to gathering for Bible Study and worship on Sundays they also meet Wednesday evenings in the Student Life Center for music, games, speakers, small groups, fellowship and snacks. Camps, Lock-ins, World Changers, Mission Trips... are all a part of the exciting times of our students!
Our small groups gather each Sunday morning at 9:45 for fellowship, prayer, and the study of God's word. We place a strong emphasis on our small groups because each person is important and we desire to see everyone growing in their relationship with Christ as well as their church family.
www.wcasumter.org Westside Christian Academy is one of the most exciting minstries that God has entrusted to us. Currently we are blessed with approximately 260 students in grades pre K - 8. We emphasize Academics, Arts, Athletics, and Christian Apologetics in order to prepare young people to live for Christ and further His Kingdom in whatever vocation He may choose for them. What a joy it is to meet new families through our Academy! How blessed we are to have such a wonderful faculty and staff
Address: 554 Pinewood Road From Shaw AFB Main Gate: Proceed directly across 378 to Patriot Parkway (441). Turn right at Loring Mill Road (Light with Corner Pantry gas station and Subway). Cross Railroad tracks and at end of Loring Mill (light) turn left on McCray’s Mill Road and immediately turn right on Charleston Drive. Westside is on the right at the corner of Charleston and Pinewood Road. From Broad Street and Alice Drive (Wal-Mart): Follow Alice Drive South to Liberty Street (light) and turn right. Liberty Street crosses a pond and becomes Pinewood Road. Continue south on Pinewood, passing McDonald’s and McCray’s Mill Road and Westside is on the right.