Who We Are


John McLemore


I am John McLemore; I was born here in Odessa but have moved in and out many times.  My family and I came back to Odessa in 1984.  We joined Belmont Baptist in 1984 and began to serve actively several years later.   We have been active in this church ever since.  I was ordained as a Deacon in 1994 and served as the Chairman of the Deacons from 1998 to 2003.  I have been a Sunday School Teacher,  Awana leader, ESL Instructor, and Church Treasurer.  I have grown up physically and spiritually in this church and have had the privilege of being mentored by some truly Godly people.  God called me to the Gospel ministry in 2004 and I was licensed and ordained at Belmont in that year.  I was called by Belmont to serve as their full time pastor in 2006 and have served in that capacity to this day.  I have seen good days and bad days at Belmont but I have experienced the true love of a church family since 1984.  I am thankful that God led me and my family to this church and I am thankful to be serving as the pastor of this flock.  I believe God has something special for this church in the future and I encourage anyone that wants to be part of a loving family to give us a try. 

Serving in Christ,

John McLemore


Zach Chavez

Music Minister / Student Minister

Born and raised in West Texas, former competitive powerlifter with a degree in sports & exercise science and psychology, welder, musician for over 15 years and leading worship since I was in High School. I met Jesus when I was 17 and never looked back. Since then I have been able to share the Gospel with everyone from 1st graders to foreign military officers and have seen lives be changed in my hometown and overseas. My passion is seeing lives transformed and whether that's leading students, worship, training missionaries, welding, or fitness that's what makes me excited to get up in the morning.



Dana Martin

Children's Director



Billy Deal, Victor Ovalle, Glenn Huebner, Homer Moore, Charles Nichols, Ron Hughes, David Tveit, Bob Lewis, Russ Herrington, Mike McGill.

Not pictured, Charlie Grantham.