Baptist Church, Franklin County, VA

Our Staff

Reverend Justin Likens, Senior Pastor, Westlake Baptist Church Justin A. Likens is the senior pastor of Westlake Baptist Church. He has been the pastor here at Westlake Baptist for the last four years. He came to Westlake Baptist after pastoring at East End Baptist in Roanoke, Virginia for two years. He is married to Diana. Together they have three wonderful boys, Eli, Noah, and Caleb.

Pastor Likens' heart is seeing people first and foremost come into a saving relationship with Jesus Christ. However, he realizes that life does not end there. He also has a passion for seeing people become true disciples of Jesus Christ. Along with his ministry as a pastor, he is also the teacher for the Word of Truth Bible Institute, in which he leads students through a three year intensive study of the Bible and its major doctrines. Pastor Likens also serves on the Board of Directors for Smith Mountain Lake Christian Academy as the chairman of pastoral and prayer support.

Pastor Likens' life verse is Philippians 1:6, “Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.”

Youth Pastor


Hunter Ricarda Davis

Ricarda Davis, secretary - Ricarda has been the secretary of Westlake Baptist since 2012.

Westlake Baptist Church | Moneta, VA

Westlake Baptist Church offers worship services, prayer, fellowship and ministries to Rocky Mount, Moneta, Burnt Chimney, Smith Mountain Lake and all of Franklin County, VA as well as the surrounding areas. "Reaching Franklin County for Christ, One Person At A Time."