Pastor

Our pastor, Dr. Joel L. Adkins, has been pastor at Westbrook Park since 2013. He has over 30 years of ministry experience. He grew up in the East End of East Liverpool, Ohio. Dr. Adkins earned the Masters of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Ashland Theological Seminary. He has received training from Coaching4Clergy to utilize life-coaching in ministry. He longs to see the church in Canton, Ohio, to be Christ to the community, and to lead that community to Christ.

Music Director


Mark Thewes has been the Organist/Director of Music for over 40 years. 

A resident of Massillon, Thewes holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music and a Master’s Degree in Organ Performance from the University of Akron. Is the adjunct professor of organ at Malone University, and is the accompanist for "A chorus for a Cause." Mark also serves as the past Dean of the Canton chapter of the American Guild of Organists. He is also the scholarship chairperson for the Canton MacDowell Music club and the director of the MacDowell Chorale