As Minister to Legacy and Senior Adults, Wes oversees all aspects of ministry with empty nesters, adults in the second half of life, and senior adults. This includes leading mature adults to Know, Follow, and Share Jesus Christ through ministries such as Sunday Bible Study groups, PraiSingers, Homebound Ministry, Bereavement Meal ministry, and pastoral care to older adults. He has a heart to help the different generations at Travis Avenue build bonds of relationship together and encourage one another. As Psalm 71:18 says, “Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, my God, till I declare your power to the next generation, your mighty acts to all who are to come.”
Wes and his wife Sandi have been married since 1965 and have two grown children, Clay and his wife Jessica, and Melissa and her husband Keith Daugherty, and one grandchild, Taylor Jones. Prior to his service at Travis Avenue, Wes was Professor of Student Ministry for twenty-nine years at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Hardin-Simmons University, Master of Arts in Christian Education and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Wes joined the staff at Travis Avenue in 2009.