Elders

"Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor, especially those who labor in preaching and teaching" (1 Timothy 5:17)

  • Percell Milton

    Percell Milton is a native of Corsicana, Texas. After high school, Percell earned his BS in Mathematics from Prairie View A&M (1965). After college he joined the US Army attaining the rank of Captain. He was discharged in 1968 and worked for Texas Instruments, Inc in Financial Control. He is now retired.


    While in the Army, Percell married Carolyn Ann Brown in June 1967. They have one son and one daughter and 3 grandchildren.


    Percell has served the church in many ways and in many places throughout his life. He has taught Bible classes, served as a deacon in three congregations including Westhill and has served as an elder at Westhill since July 2014.

  • Paul Slaughter

    Paul Slaughter was raised in Corsicana. Upon completing high school, he attended Navarro College, Abilene Christian College and Texas A&M - Commerce. He holds undergraduate degrees in Physical Education and Social Studies, and his Masters degree in Education & Counseling. Paul also served his country as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army.


    In June 1957, Paul married Jeanie Norris. They have 3 children, 6 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. In his professional life, he worked as a teacher, coach and administrator in the local school district and served 8 years as County Commissioner.


    Paul has served the church in Corsicana for many years through personal Bible studies and teaching classes and has served as an elder at Westhill since 1977.

  • Paul Stewart

    Paul was born in Longview, TX, but later moved to Corsicana where he graduated high school in 1968. Four years later, he graduated Sam Houston State University with a BBA and returned to Corsicana to work with his family at Stewart Motor Company.


    In December 1968, he married Dianne McCary. They have three children, Brent and wife Lanette, Courtney and husband Zach Drain, and Ryan. They also have six grandchildren.


    Paul has been a member of the Lord's church in Corsicana most of a life, first at Fifth Avenue, then Westside, and now Westhill. Over the years, He has taught Bible classes, preached sermons, and served as a deacon. He has served as an elder since 2008.

  • Darwin Thomas

    Darwin was raised in Henderson County and graduated from Malakoff High School in 1954. After high school, He served two tours of duty in the U.S. Army (1955-57 and 1961-62). In August 1957, he married Billie Jo Rogers of Hope, AR. They have one son and two daughters, 5 grandchildren and one great-grandson.


    Darwin has been active in teaching and serving in the church for over 45 years. He was a deacon in Tyler for 15 years and has been an elder at Westhill since 2001. 

Ministers

"I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching...always be sober- minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry" (2 Timothy 4:1-5)

  • Sam Dilbeck

    Pulpit Minister

    Sam Dilbeck grew up in Caddo, Oklahoma where he married his high school sweetheart, Julie Mitchell. In 1992, they moved to Austin, Texas to attend Southwest School of Bible Studies where Sam graduated in 1994.


    After preaching school, Sam and Julie moved to Granite, Oklahoma and worked with the church there for two years and their first child, Jason, was born (1995). In the summer of 1996, they began working with the church in Leonard, Texas, and stayed eleven years. While in Leonard, their second son, David, was born (1998). In the spring of 2007, the family moved to Corsicana where Sam currently serves as the pulpit minister at Westhill.


    In addition to Southwest, Sam has attended Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Texas A&M University at Commerce, and Amridge University where he earned his undergraduate degree (B.A. in Bible Studies). He has extensive formal training in speech communication and informal training in graphic design. Sam worked with The Gospel Journal as a graphic designer, and also edited and designed Pierced, a spiritual magazine dedicated to teens and young adults. Sam and Julie are both accomplished graphic artists and use their talents to help further the cause of Christ.

  • Cory Myers

    Cory and his wife April were married in June of 2005. They are the parents of three boys, Talen (2006), Gunner (2011), and Titus (2016). Cory has served as the youth and family minister since February, 2015. He received his B.A. degree in business from Huston-Tillotson University in 2010, and then his diploma in Biblical studies from the Southwest School of Bible Studies in 2012. He is currently pursuing his Master of Science in Professional Counseling degree from Grand Canyon University. Cory has participated in Gospel campaigns in Jamaica, Singapore, and Malaysia. 


    A note from Cory:


    “Several mission trips overseas helped me comprehend the power of the Gospel to change lives and unite people of all walks of life in His will. I feel blessed to be a part of a congregation of God’s people who love the Gospel. My prayer is that I can help families here at Westhill and in the community of Corsicana obey the Gospel (2 Thessalonians 1:8) and know the love of Christ (Ephesians 3:19). Westhill has an incredible group of families with teenagers and young children, and I’m excited to get to see first-hand the good things God will do through them (Ephesians 3:20). If you would like more information about the youth group at Westhill, or if I could help you in anyway, then please don’t hesitate to ask.”


  • Tim Cooke

    Tim has preached the gospel part time for 32 years in many congregations in Oklahoma. He is currently serving as the Seniors Minister for Westhill Church of Christ in Corsicana, Texas.


    Tim worked full time and on active duty with the Oklahoma Army National Guard for 21 years. He retired as an Executive Officer at the rank of Major. After his retirement he was a high school teacher and coach for 7 years, Emergency Management Director and Disaster Recovery Specialist for 16 years. He graduated with a degree in education from Southeastern Oklahoma State University.


    He has been married to his wife Beverly for 47 years. They have 3 children, 6 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren.

Deacons

"Deacons likewise must be dignified, not double- tongued, not addicted to much wine, not greedy for dishonest gain. They must hold the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience." (1 Timothy 3:8-9)

  • James Ainsworth

    Helping Hands, Seniors

  • Scott Barham

    Audio/Visual/Website, Building, Education, Welcome & Wanted

  • David Baumgartner

    Helping Hands, Welcome & Wanted

  • Zach Drain

    Fellowship/Outreach, New Members, Women of Westhill

  • Dan Gibson

    Nursing Home/Shut-ins

  • Joshua Haden

    Children's Homes, Education, Youth

  • Micah Haden

    Children's Homes, Fellowship/Outreach, Welcome & Wanted, Worship, Youth

  • Michael Jones

    Audio/Visual/Website, Worship

  • Roy McCullough

    Benevolence, Grounds Maintenance, Vehicles & Transportation

  • Greg Olsen

    Kids for Christ, Special Events, Women of Westhill

  • James Olsen

    Benevolence, New Members

  • Rusty Owens

    Education, Special Events, Women of Westhill, Youth

  • Billy Roughton

    Building, Fellowship/Outreach, Grounds Maintenance, Worship

  • Dickie Russell

    Benevolence

  • David Shastid

    Audio/Visual/Website, Evangelistic Missions, Nursing Home/Shut-ins, Welcome & Wanted, Youth

  • Brent Stewart

    Special Events, Youth

  • Justin Williams

    Education, Kids for Christ, Youth