Staff & Leadership


The Staff & leadership at West Chester Baptist Church is comprised of men & women who love, care & pray for every single person

in the church. If you have any questions for our team, feel free to reach out by email    or by phone at 513.777.9227.

  • Brian claprood

    Lead Pastor

    God graciously brought Brian to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ when Brian was 20 years old.  Since then, he and his beautiful wife Janelle enjoy parenting Brianna, Tori, and Brian Jr. while working side-by-side in ministry. 

    God led Brian back to West Chester Baptist Church where he began following Christ to become the new Lead Pastor in April, 2015.  Prior to this, Brian worked on staff as a Student Ministry Pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Covington, Kentucky, and at Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Virginia.  Brian was also incredibly blessed to study under, and work alongside distinguished scholars and friends during his time at Liberty University (Biblical Studies, Youth Ministry) and the Liberty University Theological Seminary (Biblical Studies).

    For more information or to connect with Brian directly, please use the links below.




  • sheri thompson

    Director of children's ministry

    Sheri grew up with a father who was a Baptist minister, so she had the privilege of being raised in a godly home where she learned of God's mercy and grace.  It was in that context that she received Jesus as the Lord of her life at the tender age of nine.  God's grace became even more evident in her life when she met her husband, Mark at the age of 16 before they were married in 1980. The Lord has blessed them with three daughters, Jennifer, Ashley, and Sandra.

    Sheri dedicated her early adulthood to raising her girls before entering the workforce as an administrator at a Christian childcare. After 10 years in the childcare business Sheri felt led to serve in her home church, West Chester Baptist Church, where she now serves as the Director of Children's Ministry.

    She resides with her family in West Chester and enjoys spending time with her three grandchildren Dylan, Kylie, and Carson.

    For more information or to connect with Sheri directly, please use the links below.



  • joe harrison II

    student minister

    Joe became a believer when he was 12 years old in Deer Park, Ohio under the ministry of Deer Park Baptist Church.

    He has worked as an employee of RJR radiator in Sharonville, Ohio for the past thirteen years as a welder and fabricator. 

    Joe is a valued member of the team at WCBC.  He is a long-time member of the church and has been serving in its children's and student ministries since 1999. 

    For more information or to connect with Joe directly, please use the links below.


  • andy woolridge

    maintenance supervisor

    Andy was saved by grace when he was twelve years old before later marrying his beautiful wife, Tina in 1976.

    Vocationally, Andy worked at General Electric in Evendale, Ohio for 19 years running machinery before leaving on permanent disability in 1999. 

    Andy and Tina have two great sons that have served America so proudly in the military and have been blessed by them with five beautiful grandchildren.

    Andy and Tina faithfully serve side by side in multiple aspects of ministry at WCBC.

    For more information or to connect with Andy directly, please use the links below.