To all who are spiritually weary and seek rest; to all who mourn and long for comfort; to all who struggle and desire victory; to all who sin and need a Savior; to all who are strangers and want fellowship; to all who hunger and thirst after righteousness; and to whoever will come– this church opens wide her doors and offers her welcome in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.


Staff & Leadership

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John E. McKenzie

Senior Pastor

John E. McKenzie has served as Senior Pastor at West Hills Presbyterian since 2013. He is a graduate of Morehead State University and Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, MS. John is married to Michelle, and they have three sons, Elijah, Noah, and Josiah.


Melissa Wade


Melissa Wade has been our church pianist since 2000. She is a graduate of UT with a BS in Communications. Melissa also performs with her Gospel and Celtic band "Wild Blue Yonder", and teaches private piano lessons.


Ruth Melton

Financial Secretary

Ruth Melton became the Financial Secretary at WHPC in July, 2015.  Ruth and her husband. Rich, have lived in Knoxville since 1981.



Elders: Mike Baur, Garry Chin, Phil Moor, and Bill Mowles

Deacons: Gaylon Lane, Ron Mitchell, Randy Price and Taylor Vos