The Westbrook Family
An interview with Current RCS Parents – Pastors Mr. and Mrs. Westbrook
One of the RCS goals to #CelebrateRCS during our 50th anniversary is to connect with current RCS Parents and see what God has been doing in their families. Dr. Hearne recently interviewed Pastor James Westbrook and his wife. As part of the interview, Dr. Hearne asked Mr. and Mrs. Westbrook to share their thoughts on this month’s theme verse, Psalms 40:3, “He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord.”
Mr. and Mrs. Westbrook share:
The love of Jesus invigorates us, causing us to sing His praises especially to those who may not know Him, with the hope that they too will put their hope and trust in the Gospel of Jesus Christ as we have by God’s grace.
Tell us about your family and something you like to do together.
Mr. and Mrs. Westbrook: We are a fun-loving family of four. We are high school sweethearts who met in Fellowship of Christian Athletes in high school. James is a St. Louis, MO, native, and he graduated from Seminary in the San Francisco Bay Area while also attending church in Oakland. Desirèe spent her formative years in Southern California, moving to the SF Bay Area with James during his seminary years. Amara is in third grade and Justus is in first grade.
Why did you choose Redwood Christian Schools?
Mr. and Mrs. Westbrook: We were looking for an institution in the midst of a pluralistic and agenda-driven culture that we would feel safe entrusting our children to for seven-plus hours of the day. We wanted a place with high standards for academic excellence and truth fidelity. Once we found Redwood Christian and met the kind faculty and staff, it became quite obvious that Redwood was that place.
What do you love the most about RCS?
Mr. and Mrs. Westbrook: We love the family atmosphere and the love that people exemplify toward our children.
How has RCS helped your child(ren) to grow/develop academically, socially, and/or spiritually?
Mr. and Mrs. Westbrook: RCS has challenged our children to lean upon Christ, work harder, think and play smarter, and expand their academic, social and spiritual knowledge-base.
What makes Redwood Christian Schools unique?
Mr. and Mrs. Westbrook: We love that RCS cares about its students, teaches from a Biblical world-view, and provides ongoing opportunities for academic, social, and extra-curricular engagement.