WSBC Leadership :

Our pastor recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that he is just a shepherd who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. The desire of those that lead West Shiloh Baptist Church is 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.


Senior Pastor: – Dr. James Stophel



Pastor’s Bio:

Pastor James came to West Shiloh in July 2013. Prior to moving here, he grew up in southwest Virginia in a rural area much like McNairy County where he accepted Christ as his Savior when he was 12 years old. He answered the call to preach in 2004 and has served in pastorate positions and has served churches in Virginia and Tennessee as well as preaching in many states in and around these areas. Besides serving as pastor to the member of West Shiloh, he is also actively involved in the Shiloh Association and currently serving Tennessee Baptist as a member of the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board.

Pastor James holds both a Masters (M.Min) and Doctorate (D.Min) degree in Ministry from Andersonville Theological Seminary and is currently enrolled in Luther Rice Seminary where he is seeking to further his education with a post-secondary Masters in Christian Studies(M.A.C.S.)  

He has been married to his beautiful wife, Sonya, since 1989 who serves as an accountant for the state of Tennessee. James and Sonya have one son, Andrew, who currently resides in the Nashville Tennessee area with his wife Molly . Pastor James and Ms. Sonya were also blessed with the addition of their first grandchild, Elizabeth (Ellie) in December of 2015.


Favorite Bible Verses: Psalms 118:8, I Thessalonians  4:13



Jimmy Dickey – Chairman

 Jimmy Cooksey

Randy Qualls

Oneal Garrison

Frankie Congiardo – Donald Hill – Ray Wood – Roger Wilder


Dusty Hurley
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Debra Congiardo 
Debbie Qualls

Visual/Audio Team

Taylor Wilder
Zach Congiardo
Dreyton Barnes
Ray Wood
Jimmy Dickey