Dr. Jeremy Evans earned a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Texas A&M, and taught at both New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Jeremy authored or edited three books dealing with issues ranging from the problem of evil to the issues related to war and violence in the Bible (along with Paul Copan and Heath Thomas). Aside from his academic work, Jeremy has over twenty years of experience in ministry, serving churches in Louisiana, North Carolina, and Texas. He is married to the amazing Wendy Evans, and together they have four awesome daughters.
Matthew Dillingham joined Woodridge Baptist Church, July 2017. Prior to joining Woodridge, he was the Minister of Administration at Trinity Baptist Church in San Antonio, TX. Matthew has a undergraduate degree in International Affairs from Texas Tech University, an MBA from Houston Baptist University and a MDiv from Hardin-Simmons, Logsdon Seminary. Before entering the ministry, Matthew spent fifteen years working in several capacities within multiple industries including health care and oil and gas.
Hugh has served at Woodridge since March of 2000. Prior to his service at Woodridge, he served churches in Corpus Christi and Pasadena. A native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, he grew up in the Houston area, and has degrees from Houston Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Seminary. He is also active musically in the community, and has three devotional books published with Judson Press.
Holding a Master’s of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication (with a Minor in Leadership), from Christopher Newport University, Zach is currently celebrating his 10th year in ministry. He and his wife, Melody, met during their freshman orientation at college and were married just a few months after graduation. With two toddlers, Dawson and Selah, in the house, Zach enjoys spending his free-time investing his time and energy in being the best husband and father that he can.
Mark Barnhill is a husband, father, widower, grandfather, disciple maker, and minister. Mark has served in ministry for over 30 years in the areas of students and discipleship ministry. He has served at Woodridge Baptist Church for over 20 years and is the Care Pastor. He leads the Pastoral Care ministry which involves instructing in premarital, marital, parenting, as well as divorce and grief recovery. He facilitates the mobilization of deacons and ministerial staff for hospital and homebound care. He leads the Adult 55+ ministry to live, love and learn. Mark has a Bachelor of Arts in Christianity and Sociology from Houston Baptist University and a Master of Arts in Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Mark and his wife Susan have led over 100 couples in the premarital course Save Your Marriage Before It Starts. www.freemarriagelicense.org Mark enjoys woodworking and fishing in his spare time.
We call him “Tiny”, but he has a big heart for children! Tiny has served in Children’s Ministry for nine years, joining Woodridge as the Children’s Pastor in May 2018. After 16 years as a civil engineer, Tiny left the engineering world and followed God’s calling to work with children. He loves to watch the children learn to love God and grow to a moment of salvation when they start to understand how much God loves them. Tiny has a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree from Texas A&M, where he met his wife Tamara, and a Master’s in Theological Studies from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Tiny and Tamara have four amazing children that love playing sports and sharing their musical talents.
Rhett has served in student ministry for six years, joining Woodridge in September 2016 as the Middle School Associate. He desires to see the students grow in the knowledge of Christ and into His image. Rhett has a Bachelor of Arts in Christianity from Houston Baptist University and is currently working towards his Masters of Divinity, also from HBU. Dogs up! Rhett met his lovely wife, Tiffany, in college and they married in July 2015. Rhett enjoys spending his free time fishing, playing sports, and rooting on his Houston sports teams.
Joshua has served on staff with Woodridge since 2014. He is passionate about seeing unreached people all around the world being changed by the gospel of Jesus Christ. He has been serving in ministry at various churches since 2009. Joshua is happily married to his wife Natalie, and they’re planning on having children very soon. He received his Associate of Arts from Jacksonville Baptist College, and is currently finishing his Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Houston Downtown. He plans to pursue a Seminary degree after graduation. In his free time, you may find Joshua running the trails of Kingwood with his wife, or shooting videos for his Youtube channel.
Melody is a teacher, speaker, worship leader, and writer passionate about inspiring women to engage in genuine worship of God through study of His Word, discipleship, and spreading God’s love to the world. Mother to Dawson and Selah, two energetic toddlers, and wife to Zach, Melody has served in ministry for over a decade. Melody has a Master’s of Church Music and Music Diploma from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary where she graduated with honors. She attended Christopher Newport University where she graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Arts in Musical Theater. She enjoys all kinds of music, including writing and teaching, and finds herself curled up with a good book any time she gets a chance. You are invited to follow Melody’s blog at JustOurselves.com.
Alec joined Woodridge’s staff in March of 2015 as the High School Associate. In August of 2018 he accepted the role of Operations Associate at the church. Alec has a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor with a minor in Christian Studies.
Meaghan has been on staff at Woodridge since July of 2018. Before coming to Woodridge, she led a children’s ministry for three years and has been involved in children’s ministry since she was a teenager. She loves watching children build relationships with, and grow closer to, God. She, and her husband, Paul, have five kids. In her spare time, she enjoys photography and writing.
Eduardo was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has been in ministry for 40 years. He graduated from Seminary George Muller and The Biblical Institute Palabra De Vida. He has preached in all Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia. He has served at Woodridge over 15 years. Eduardo travels to 20 countries in different continents every year to preach and help people in need. The motto of his ministry is: We are blessed to bless others. He is married to Mabel and they have two sons and two grandchildren.
Michael joined the staff of Woodridge in March of 2018.Prior to joining Woodridge, he was the Web Designer and Front-End Developer at Champion Forest Baptist Church near Spring, Texas. Michael and his wife, Jordan, enjoy basking in the greatness that is their three children. Michael’s children have a cat;Michael does not.