Who We Are

Our Mission, Model and People.

Our Mission

Matthew 28:19-20

Woodland’s primary reason for existing is the same as any gospel church that obeys the teaching of Scripture, "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age."

Our Model

We are an active Church Family.

WBC is a staff led church with supportive deacon ministry and congregationally led ministry teams. We are a cooperating church in the Southern Baptist Convention and actively involved in the Golden Triangle Baptist Association. We strive to minister to all people in our local community through several forms of gospel ministry. We are a moderate size congregation with approximately 70 families regularly involved in ministry.

Our Pastor - Kevin Jenkins

Bro. Kevin became pastor of Woodland Baptist Church in August 2019. Both he and his wife, Robin, are originally from Gainesville, Georgia and were married in September 1985. They have lived in Columbus since 2003. They have a son, Drew (wife Kirsten), and three daughters, Kaitlyn (husband Caleb), Abby (husband Josh), and Anna. Kevin retired from the United States Air Force in 2007 while also serving in the ministry since 1996. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia and Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.

"If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new." 2 Corinthians 5:17

Student Pastor - Brad Wright

Brad Wright joined the Woodland Baptist staff as Student Minister in April of 2011 and has been with us for 10 years. He has served in student ministry for 19 years in various areas and capacities. Brad is a online student with Liberty University pursuing a degree in Religion. He has been married to Susan for 18 years and they have three children, Cadie, Jonah and Isaac. Brad has a HUGE heart for students to KNOW Christ, GROW in their relationship with Christ, and make Christ KNOWN throughout the world.

Brad’s life verses are "5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3:5-6.

Administrative Assistant - Debbie Lawrence

Debbie joined our staff in 2015 and helps to support the staff and membership in multiple ways. She grew up in New Hope and has been active in church all her life. She has played piano, organ and taught Sunday School and VBS through the years. Debbie has two daughters, DeAnna and DeLayne. DeAnna is married to Jason Stricklin and has her two grandsons, Joshua and David. They are a joy to be around and she loves to spend time with them!

Children's Ministry Coordinator - Anita Lester
Bill and Anita Lester - AWANA Commanders