The West Town Church

We desire to provide a place of encouragement, refuge and refreshment. West Des Moines, IA
The West Town Church

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3320 Westown Pkwy
West Des Moines, IA 50265



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Who We Are

At The WTC, we believe our purpose is not only to reach out to non-Christians, but more primarily to provide a place of encouragement, refuge and refreshment to all Christians. We are members of the same body and need one another. We seek, therefore, to demonstrate God’s love in tangible ways: caring for those who have physical, financial, or emotional needs; loyally supporting and defending one another’s reputations; committing ourselves to one another’s spiritual growth; and developing close, edifying friendships. We desire greatly to be known as a church which demonstrates the love of God in very warm and practical ways (I John 4:7).

We desire to strike the balance of loving in such a way as to accept people where they are and yet strive in gentleness and humility to see each person change to become all that God would want them to be.

The WTC seeks to participate in expanding the Kingdom of God. The Kingdom of God grows in one significant way when God opens up the heart of someone who doesn’t believe in such a way that they believe. Another way that the Kingdom grows is when God speaks to someone who is a Christian yet is not functioning within a church. Once he or she begins to function, God is glorified. Our target therefore is the unchurched.

The WTC is a satellite congregation of Walnut Creek Community Church in Windsor Heights. While Walnut Creek is one church, we meet in multiple locations and multiple congregations.

About Us

Casual, Creative, Hip

Children's Ministry, Nursery, Youth Group, Young Adults, Community Service

Contemporary, Hillsong-style





Our Services

What are services like?
When you come to church on Saturday nights at the WTC, you can expect a relaxed atmosphere, upbeat music, and practical, Biblical teaching. As a visitor, you will find it a safe place to come: We will not ask or expect anything from you, and you may remain completely anonymous if you wish to.

What is the community like?
We are a church that believes it all starts in the community. We have weekly "Community Groups" that we believe are a key way to get connected and encourage each other to grow spiritually. We meet as home-based groups weekly on Tuesday nights for a meal and discussion. These times are designed to provide an environment for getting to know God in a deeper way by sharing life together with other Christians. There are also large group hangouts and events almost every weekend that you are welcome to check out, as well as many different service opportunities. For more information, e-mail or call: Jon Crane – [email protected] (515) 201-8222 Kerry Poucher – [email protected] (515) 770-1814

What if I'm not a Christian?
In order to have a personal and meaningful relationship with God, you must first understand that: 1. You are a sinner. Romans 3:23 says, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” 2. There is a price to be paid for sin. Romans 6:23 says, “For the wages of sin is death.” 3. Jesus died to pay for your sins. Romans 5:8 says, “But God demonstrates His love toward us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” 4. God wants to save you if you will turn from your sins and trust Him—If you do, you will be saved. Romans 10:13 says, “For everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved.” If you would like to receive eternal life right now, all you must do is pray. Simply tell God that you realize you are a sinner and that you need Him to forgive you of your sins, that you want Him to save you and take you to heaven with Him when you die. If you ask Him, He will do exactly that! If after reading this you have prayed this prayer or if you have questions and want more information about what God has to offer, please contact a pastor, and we would love to speak with you.


Dan Rude

Dan Rude

Dan enjoys serving his family and the church, reading the Bible, sharing the gospel, and hanging out with his family and friends. The idea that we represent Christ to this world is a truth that helped Dan make sense of the Bible and the commands of God. After understanding God's love for him and that he can join the creator of all things in doing something that counts for eternity, his life has never been the same. Dan and his wife, Meg, have been happily married since 2007. The Lord has blessed them with three children: Quinn, Rex, and Myla.

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