Westview is a United Methodist Church that was founded in 1956 on the growing edge of Ozark. Our church today has changed some over the years, but our mission remains the same, sharing Jesus with the world around us.
Very simply, our vision is to be a church who loves God with all our heart and loves the world around us and to see people's lives transformed through discipleship.
Rev. Dr. Jabe J. Fincher, Jr.
Born in Houston, Texas in 1960. Moved to Alabama in 1982. Started pastoral ministry in the United Methodist Church in 1994. Since that time, I have served 23 churches. Married to Lynn. My hobbies include fishing, wood model shipbuilding, genealogy, history, help others and counseling.
B.S. in History/Sociology from University of West Alabama (honors scholar)-1999
Five Year Course of Study at Candler School of Theology (Emory University)- 2000-2005
Master of Divinity-Asbury Theological Seminary-2014
Ph.D. in Christian Counseling- Newburgh Theological Seminary-2015
Dissertation: “Crisis Intervention in an Immediate Post-Disaster
Environment: The Church Being the Church”
Member of American Association of Christian Counselors 2014-date
State Certified Volunteer Firefighter (160 hour course)—(1989) Alabama State fire College, Tuscaloosa. July
Numerous counseling, disaster response, and leadership continuing education courses through FEMA, Headington Institute, Ala. DHR, and others.
Following is a partial list:
IS-00240a- Leadership and Influence
IS-00241a- Decision Making and Problem Solving
IS-00910-Emergency Management Preparedness Fundamentals
IS-00242a- Effective Communication
IS-00360- Preparing for Mass Casualty Incidents: A Guide for Schools, Higher Education, and houses of Worship
IS-00106.13- Workplace Violence Awareness Training
IS-00907—Active Shooter: What You Can Do
IS-00244a—Developing and Managing Volunteers
IS-00035.10- FEMA Safety Orientation
IS-00368—Including People with Disabilities & Others with Access and Functional Needs in Disaster Operations.
IS-559- Local damage assessment
Trauma and Critical Incident Care for Humanitarian Workers-Headington Institute
Psychological First Aid- University of Minnesota
Mandated Reporter’s Training- Ala. Dept. of Human Resources
Skywarn Spotter Training