Meet the Staff

David A. Williams

Associate Pastor, David A Williams

Pastor David came to Woodland in spring, 2011, retiring after fourteen years of ministry to Native Americans near Cherokee, NC.  He still maintains strong connections to the Cherokee people.  He is a native of the north-central Bluegrass (Kentucky), where most of his family still lives.  His wife, Greta, served beside him faithfully until her passing in the fall of 2015.  Brother David earned his education from the University of Louisville, Boyce Bible School and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (1969-1995), where he was an SME Supervisor (School of Theology) for twelve years.  He has extensive experience as pastor in KY, IN, WV, and NC, and has also served previously as a Minister of Youth and five times as an Interim Minister of Music.  For seven years, he sang high tenor with the Christo Quartet.  He was founding pastor of the Beacon of Hope, where he has been named Pastor Emeritus.  Besides nursing home and hospital chaplaincies, which he still maintains, he has also served as a Hospice and SMU (AF) chaplain.  David ministers at Woodland essentially as pastor of seniors and pastoral care.  He has preached across the Mid-west and has taught every age group, presently teaching our Sanctuary Bible Class, plus occasional Bible book series.


Jon Nalen

Student Pastor, Jon Nahlen

Pastor Jon spent most of his life in Columbia, South Carolina. He moved to Franklin, North Carolina in 2013 where his father (Tom Nahlen) is the pastor of Longview Baptist Church. Jon completed his AA degree from Fruitland Baptist Bible College in March of 2015 and plans to finish his BA degree from Western Carolina University. Previously, he worked as a youth intern at many different churches and helped lead worship at his father’s church. He was also the youth worship leader for First Baptist Church, Hendersonville, NC, where he met Kaylin. Pastor Jon and Kaylin were called to Woodland Baptist Church in January 2015 and were married that summer.


Caleb Payne

Church Plant Pastor, Caleb Payne

Redemption Church Cody
Southfork Drive, Cody Wyoming



Margaret Ferguson, Church Secretary

Amber Rhinehart, Music Director

Paul Heatherly, Education Director

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