Keith and Judy Russell


Keith Russell has been Senior Pastor of Westside Baptist Church since January of 1997.  He is a native of Oklahoma, where he attended Oklahoma Baptist University and graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma State University.  He attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and in 2006 he received an Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree from the Jacksonville Baptist Theological Seminary.  Before coming to Westside he pastored five churches in Oklahoma. 

Bro. Keith is passionate about preaching God’s Word and leading people to know and grow in Jesus Christ.  He and his wife, Judy, were married in 1971 and have two children, Jeremy and Keisha.  Jeremy is married to Jaime and they are the parents of Keith and Judy’s two grandchildren, Hunter and Hayden.  In his spare time, Bro. Keith enjoys being with his family, working in his yard, and following his favorite sports teams.


Judy Russell has served as the Preschool Director of Westside Baptist since August of 2009.  She is a native of Clinton, Oklahoma, and attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, Oklahoma. 

“Miss Judy”, as she is affectionately called, has a passion to lay a foundation in the hearts of preschoolers for loving God that can be built on in the years to come.  From the time the children are bed babies until they leave the Preschool Department after Kindergarten, the kids are loved and cared for by Miss Judy and the other workers.

Judy is also “the First Lady” of Westside, as she has served alongside our Senior Pastor for over 50 years!  She is the proud mother of Jeremy and Keisha, mother-in-love to Jaime, and Nanny to Hunter and Hayden.