Our Leadership

Rev. Jack Glasgow

Interim Senior Pastor

About Jack

Jack Glasgow began serving Westwood as Interim Pastor in May of 2023. Jack served on the staff of Zebulon Baptist church in Zebulon, NC for forty-four years, the last forty as their Senior Pastor. He retired in January of 2022. Most recently he served as the Interim Pastor of Oakmont Baptist church in Greenville, NC.

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Jack is an Atlanta, GA native and graduate of Georgia Tech and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has served as the Moderator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Global and of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolina. His most recent book is Seeing with Jesus: Developing a Worldview Shaped by the Gospels.

Jack’s wife Barbara is a Cary native and graduate of Campbell University. She continues to serve Zebulon Baptist Church as a Minister of Music and Senior Adults. They have a daughter, Liza and son, Jackson. They are both educators and are both married to educators. Jack and Barbara have three grandsons: Logan IV and Briggs. 

Jack and Barbara enjoy sports of all kinds – particularly going to Georgia Tech and East Carolina games, watching the grandsons play baseball and soccer, and attending Carolina Hurricanes and Carolina Mudcats games. Jack remains a big fan of the two Atlanta sports teams he worked for in high school and college – the Atlanta Braves and Atlanta Falcons. They enjoy musical theater and movies and travel to Atlanta and the North Carolina coast. 

Derrick Arellano

Associate Pastor for Music and Worship

About Derrick

​Derrick Arellano recently joined Westwood as the Associate Pastor of Music and Worship in August of 2020. Derrick and his family moved here from Lorena, a suburb just south of Waco,TX. Together they are enjoying the beauty of the area and discovering daily how warm the people are here in the Triangle.

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Derrick was born and raised in San Antonio, TX. He still goes back from time to time to visit his parents. After graduation he went on to study engineering and Texas A&M for two years and then transferred to Baylor University to pursue his passion for music.

The love of his life is Brooke. They met in college as dance partners in a show choir called “Showtime!” at Baylor University and have been dance partners ever since. Confident in the future God had planned for them, Derrick proposed to Brooke the night of Y2K on the San Antonio riverwalk. She accepted and they celebrated as fireworks exploded around them. They were married just months later with a multitude of family and friends in attendance on a beach under a gazebo in Cancún, Mexico in the fall of 2000.

They are so grateful to God for their two children, Anson and Alayna. Anson is a student at Texas A&M University pursuing a degree in kinesiology and sports science and works for Texas A&M Athletics in support of the football team. He has plans to pursue graduate studies and a career in physical therapy. Alayna attends Apex High School. She enjoys musical theater, volleyball, music, and spending time with friends. She aspires to study veterinary medicine and follow her brother to study at Texas A&M.

Derrick graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Music in Applied Music with an emphasis in Vocal Performance studies. Prior to coming to Westwood, Derrick served church music ministries in Lewisville, Hillsboro, and Lorena,TX. He answered a call to ministry 2010 and has been serving the Lord with gladness ever since. Prior to ministry, Derrick worked as a sales manager, corporate trainer, and marketing manager in Dallas,TX.

Derrick has sung and travelled with choirs all his life and also enjoys singing in quartets and small ensembles with family and friends. He enjoys playing and watching sports of all kinds but especially enjoys playing basketball, volleyball, and disc golf. Derrick and Brooke enjoy leading in worship and enjoy sharing time and talent in ministry together.

Nathaniel Horton

Interim Youth Minister

About Nathaniel

Nathaniel Horton joined Westwood as the Interim Youth Minister in 2023. He is from   Knightdale, NC, and is a graduate of East Carolina University and a current student at Campbell University Divinity School where he is pursuing a Master of Divinity degree. Over the past three summers, Nathaniel has worked for Passport camps as a Bible Study Leader and as a Worship Coordinator. 

Amanda Allard

Children’s Minister

About Amanda

Amanda Allard joined Westwood as the Children’s Minister. Amanda has worked with Westwood for a little over two years now, starting as an intern for Children’s Ministry and Family Ministries, and then helping out briefly as the Interim Children’s Minister in 2021.

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Born and raised in the Raleigh area, Amanda has been a part of the Westwood Family her whole life. Her best memories growing up involve being at Westwood during her time as a youth. She graduated in December of 2020 from Campbell University with a BS in Elementary Education and is currently enrolled in Campbell’s Divinity School to obtain her Masters in Divinity with a concentration in Christian Education. She is also currently teaching Fourth Grade for an Elementary school in Cary, NC.

Some of the things Amanda enjoys most during her free time would be working out, reading, going to the beach, and especially loves going to and enjoy all things Disney-related.

Charles Allard

Pastor Emeritus

About Charles

Charles is from Wilmington, North Carolina where he graduated from New Hanover High. He holds degrees from Mars Hill College, Furman University and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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He and his wife Gloria served as Missionaries to Brazil for 14 years. Rev. Allard served as Pastor at Westwood from 1995 to 2008. He led the church through two building campaigns and shepherded Westwood through its greatest season of growth. He has had a lasting impact on the life and ministry of the church. In addition to Westwood, Rev. Allard has held North Carolina Pastorates in Bailey, Salisbury, Boone, and Morehead City, and interim positions in Wallace and Clinton. He and Gloria have 3 grown children and 4 Grandchildren. The Allards live in Apex, NC.

Elizabeth Booker

Interim Pianist

About Elizabeth

Elizabeth has been a member of Westwood Baptist and graciously stepped in to fill the Interim Pianist role.

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Lisa Baker

Office Manager 

About LiSA

Lisa joined our Westwood staff in Oct. 2023 as our Office Manager. She brings a wealth of experience from her background in church administrative work, demonstrating a strong commitment to administrative excellence and a heart to serve the Westwood community.  She is married and has 2 sons.  She attends Woodhaven Baptist Church where she has been a member for 32 years.  

Committee Contacts

Please email the addresses below to reach our committees:

Children’s Committee – childrenscommittee@westwoodcary.org
Christian Education Committee – christianed@westwoodcary.org
Missions Committee missions@westwoodcary.org
Music and Worship Committee worship@westwoodcar.org
Personnel Committeepersonnel@westwoodcary.org
Placement Committee – placement@westwoodcary.org
Properties Committee –properties@westwoodcary.org
Senior Adult Committeesenioradultcommittee@westwoodcary.org
Stewardship Committeestewardshipcom@westwoodcary.org
Youth Ministry Committee – youthcommittee@westwoodcary.org
Member Communications to Church Council – moderator@westwoodcary.org

The following committees do not have an email address. Please email secretary@westwoodcary.org to contact the chairperson listed below to reach these committees.

Baptism and Lord’s Supper Committee – Gerry Shearin
Bereavement Committee – Anna Ferdinando
Fellowship Committee- Glenn Dion
Insurance Committee – George Parker