Pastors & Staff

Adam Black

LEAD Pastor

Adam has served as Lead Pastor at Woodland since June 1, 2023.  Adam is married to his wife Tabitha and they have 2 daughters, Nori and Lily. Adam is a native of Buncombe County and a graduate of Enka High School. Following graduation from High School, he joined the Air Force where he served for 6 years. Adam is a graduate of Fruitland Baptist Bible College and has served in various roles in his 14 years of ministry. Adam is passionate about relational discipleship and gospel centered community.
 Adam loves spending time at the lake with his family and friends and all things sports! Everything from the Carolina Panthers, Tarheels, Gamecocks to F1 racing and golf!

Ethan Conners

Worship/FAMILY Pastor

Ethan has served as Youth Pastor since July of 2021 and Worship Pastor since September of 2022. He has been married to Hannah Conners since June 2020. Ethan has served in ministry since 2018 and is a graduate of Truett McConnell University where he received his Bachelor of Science in Nursing which included minors in the Great Commission and Christian Ministry. Ethan has a passion for discipleship, and his interests include sports, weight lifting, video games, guitar, and camping. 

Tony Stiles


Tony and Jackie Stiles have been members at Woodland for many years.

Nikki Barker

Kid's director

Nikki Barker is a Teacher at Haywood County Schools.  Nikki has been married to John since 2016 and they have two daughters, Rylee and EJ.  Nikki has served Woodland faithfully in the Children's ministry for many years.

Susie Arrington


Susie is the Treasurer for Woodland Baptist Church.

June Rhinehart

administrative Assistant

June has served as Administrative Assistant at Woodland Baptist Church for several years.  She has been married to her husband Donald for 50 years.  They have one son, Justin.  She is a member of Mountain Joy, a Southern Gospel singing group.

Diane Royer

communications Director

Diane retired from UNC Asheville Study Abroad Office.  She began working at Woodland in January 2022.