Pastor and First Lady

Ricky and Regina Shirley, Pastor & First Lady

Starting the Vision

May 4, 2003 was a historical day in the life of West Georgia Worship Center. It was the day my dream God gave me was birthed into existence. Our church doors opened at The Chatter Box Cafe with 22 people in attendance. I knew if God intended for this to grow then He would have to open another door. On May 18th, 2003, we moved to our second location at the Garner Feed & Seed store in Buchanan.
With our church growing by leaps and bounds, we quickly ran out of space for our congregation. God had opened an opportunity for us to purchase land on the Buchanan Bypass and we were able to pay it off before our third move. Since we were not ready build, we looked for new place. A doctor’s office in Bremen became our third home and with much prayer and discussion, we decided to start building our church on our land.
A building project always brings many decisions and in our case, some heartache and disappointment from banks that would not allow us to borrow money. But God is still able to make doors open that men seem to close and Peoples Bank in Bremen was the door that opened. While working on our new sanctuary, we were told by our landlord that we had to move. This meant that we would need to move sooner than expected. In our minds this seemed to be an impossible taks, but once again God showed us His hand.
We have been our new church for several years now and the building is completely paid off. God is still amazing and we are continuing to grow. We are out of room once again and have just completed our second parking addition. I guess what I am trying to say is that with God all things are possible. West Georgia Worship Center is proof if God is in something, He will work it out.
In Christ
Pastor Ricky Shirley

Leadership Team:

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.

Pastor Ricky Shirley

Pastor Ricky Shirley, Senior Pastor

WGWC is so blessed to have such a wonderful Pastor who is caring and passionate about his church family. You can always count on Pastor Ricky to pray for you, come see you when you are sick or in the hospital and just listen when you need good Godly advice. He goes out of his way to make a difference in each life.


WGWC Youth Minister

Nick & Tara Chapman, Youth Pastors

Humble, Unquenchable, New Generation, Reaching Youth. Here at West Georgia Worship Center Tara and I are the youth pastors. We teach 6th through 12th grade. God has blessed us to charge the youth of this generation to seek His face and grow spiritually so that when the enemy shows his ugly face they can stand strong in the power of the Holy Ghost and know through Jesus they have the victory!


Praise and Worship Leader

Amanda Howell, Worship & Music Minister

Praise and Worship is exciting and moving at WGWC. Again, we are truly blessed to have such a dedicated and passionate worship leader to lead an anointed worship team, band and choir. At each service, during the call to worship as the choir marches in to take their place, the anticipation of praise and worship to our God is electric and palpable.