Our Unique History
Westgate Memorial Baptist Church may sound like a long name but that's because it's actually two names.
During the 1950s, Memorial Baptist Church had a dream of starting a new church in the newly developing West End of Beaumont. They purchased property at 6220 Westgate but did not immediately build a facility.
In the meantime, a separate group of families began meeting at 740 Peyton in hopes of starting a new church. In 1963, the two churches came together for the "first" time as Memorial Baptist Church provided the land for Westgate Baptist Church to build a sanctuary.
During the next few years these two churches functioned independently of one other. But by 1969 both churches were declining in membership. As they each sought a solution to their problems, God led them to unite. Memorial sold its property along Spruce and Cable and joined the small group at Westgate. They met together on October 5, 1969 and both churches officially disbanded, then immediately voted to create a new church called Westgate Memorial Baptist.
Since that day of cooperative effort in 1969, the church has grown to a membership of nearly 1000 people with a beautiful five-acre campus. It includes a 500-seat sanctuary, a preschool building, children’s building, senior adult building, full-size gym & youth building, and office complex.