Difficult times come into everyone’s life.

In those times when you are hurting - physically, emotionally, or spiritually - it helps to have someone there who will listen, support, and encourage. Westside’s Pastoral Care department is here to help individuals, couples and families grow in their faith during these difficult times.

We want you to know we really do care. We understand sometimes it can be hard to reach out and ask for help. To connect with us, just send us a note or call.

Biblical Encouragement

Individual Biblical encouragement and care support is available from Westside pastors and staff members. The goal of this short-term, individual care ministry is to assist those seeking help with identifying and applying Biblical principles to particular life situations. Biblical encouragement does not “fix” another’s hurt or problem. It does, however, provide the opportunity for someone who is hurting or confused to express their needs and feelings in a safe and confidential setting. It can assist the individual by helping them to clarify their needs, and is able to support them in the process of goal setting and accountability.

To make an appointment to talk about your individual concern or need, please contact:

Virgil Walker
(402) 496-7833

Food Pantry

The Westside Food Pantry provides non-perishable food packages for individuals and families both within our church body and for the community. Food Pantry boxes must be requested by contacting the church office for an appointment. Each family is eligible to receive a Food Pantry box twice a year.

(402) 496-7833

Hospital Visits

If you or a family member are facing a medical condition that requires a stay in the hospital in the Omaha area and you would like personal prayer or the encouragement of a pastor and/or staff member, please contact us to schedule a visit.

John Gibbs
(402) 496-7833

Grief Support

If you or someone you love is struggling with a recent loss of a loved one, and would like support through the grief process, please contact Carolyn Gibbs at breeny@cox.net for additional information.


If you have a need in your family for the services of a Westside pastor or use of the church facility for a funeral, please utilize our Funerals page.