Bro. James Daily has been a Christian for over thirty years and considers it an honor to be a man of God. Bro. Daily works in the transportation department for San Mateo Unified High School District.
He is happily married to Patricia for over 30 years. Together, they are the proud parents of four beautiful children and have three grandchildren.
In January 2017, James began serving as the Minister and Elder here at Westside. He leads the Family Life Ministry, the Young Adult and Youth Committees. James also previously served as a Deacon at Parkway Church of Christ in Sacramento, CA.
James is passionate about growing and strengthening Christian families and marriages. He and Patricia are certified facilitators for His Needs, Her Needs and United Marriage Classes as well as teach other family and marriage workshops. He enjoys sharing God’s word with others, sports and spending time with family and friends. One of his favorite scriptures is Phil 4:6-7.
Bro. Fred Crayton has been married for over 50 years to his beautiful wife, Ernestine, and they have thirteen children (4 deceased). Ernestine has the sweetest disposition and is a woman of her word. She is an inspiration to many and provides a living illustration of the virtuous woman in Proverbs 31:10-31.
When Bro. Crayton was asked to begin the work at Westside in 1971, there were nine families including his own, but through the grace of God the congregation grew and has maintained a consistent membership! The Crayton's labored with Westside for over 40 years and have touched the hearts of many.
In December 2016, Fred retired and became Minister Emeritus and transitioned the ministerial duties to Elder James Daily.
During his ministry Bro. Crayton would have weekly Bible classes with those he came in contact with throughout the community and believed in the word of God. He would stop at nothing in sharing the gospel and was truly a hard fighting soldier.