Wes Pastor is the founder and president of The NETS Institute for Church Planting. In 1991, Wes moved to Vermont to plant Christ Memorial Church, now the largest Baptist church in the state. Nine years later, his vision for spreading the gospel through church planting culminated in the launch of NETS.
Wes graduated from The Ohio State University, then earned an MBA from Miami University in Ohio, where he taught accounting. While in Ohio he was actively involved in the Navigators ministry. His pastoral studies began in 1985 at Dallas Theological Seminary and led to an MAR in Theology from Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia) in 1990. In 2010, Wes earned his MTh in Scripture and Theology for Practice from the University of Wales.
Wes continues as Christ Memorial’s senior minister. In addition, he has taught as adjunct faculty at Redeemer Seminary and Wales Evangelical School of Theology. He has spoken at various conferences including Sola (Quebec) and the Jonathan Edwards Society, and is an occasional blogger for The Gospel Coalition. Wes and his wife, Sue, have five grown children, and relish whatever time they can get with their two granddaughters.