Westport Baptist Ministry Team


Pastor Steve Owenby


Pastor Steve Owenby is our senior pastor at Westport Baptist Church.  His wife, Dawna is a 5th grade math and science school teacher. Steve grew up in the Knoxville, TN area. It was during his senior year in high school that he sensed the call of God on his life to be a pastor. After high school he served in the U.S. Air Force before attending Liberty University and Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. While there he earned a degree in Pastoral Theology and went on to earn a masters degree in Religion and his Master of Divinity. He has also earned his certification in Biblical Counseling. He says one of the greatest joys he has in ministry is helping couples see their marriages transformed as they learn how to apply the Biblical principles God has given us in His Word.

Steve has over 22 years experience as a Pastor. He and his wife are excited to serve the members of WBC and the people in the Denver community.

Pastor Jerry Mattheiss

Pastor Jerry Mattheiss is our Minister of Music at Westport Baptist Church.  He was born in Pensacola,Fl.  He served four years in USAF.  He is married to Gayle Herchenhahn and they have two daughters; Wendy and Stacy in Knoxville, Tn.  He graduated in 1970 from Tennessee Temple Bible College with Church Music Ministry and Theology degree. He has been serving in the ministry since 1966 in mainly the field of music. He was also a classroom instructor in music for several Christian schools.


Susie Sherrill


Susie has been Senior Administrative Assistant for Westport Baptist Church for 16 years. She is also a member of Westport Baptist Church. She and her husband, Bill have been married for 38 years. They have three children and eight grandchildren.