Westside Baptist Church

Martinez, GA

Zachary R. Shelburne, Music Pastor

Our music pastor graduated from Bob Jones University in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in Church Music. He loves worshiping the Lord and ministering to the church through music and has a desire to impart that love to others. Zach was an intern of Fred Coleman at Hampton Park Baptist in Greenville, SC, and has served in all facets of the music ministry. Both of his parents also graduated from BJU with music degrees and have served in music ministry as well, so his love for church music is deep-rooted. If you have a love for music, or would like to learn, ask Zach how you can get involved!

On January 10, 2014, Zach was married to Laurèn Hedger. He is so thankful to the Lord for providing a godly wife and is excited to have her by his side in his ministry. Laurèn graduated in 2013 from Pensacola Christian College with a BS in nursing. She is currently a stay-at-home mom, taking care of their three children, Lyla, Judah, and Noah.

Laurèn recently added a dimension to her responsibilities at Westside by taking over as the nursery coordinator. She firmly believes that the nursery is the next generation of the body of Christ and is just as important as any other ministry. Laurèn is passionate about the family model Christ has given and wants the nursery at Westside to support each family as we grow together to serve Him.