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.
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 be changed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Before coming to Woodridge, Joshua served in various churches and ministries across the country starting in 2009. He earned his undergrad from the University of Houston Downtown, and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Joshua is happily married to his wife Natalie, and they hope to start a family soon. In his free time, you may find Joshua walking the trails of Kingwood, or exploring State Parks with his wife.
Alec joined the Woodridge staff in March of 2015. He worked as the High School Associate for 3 years and then moved into the Operations Associate and Young Adult Minister position. Alec has a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree from The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor with a minor in Christian Studies. When not working at Kingwood High School as a Marching Tech or being swamped by dinner plans, Alec spends his valuable free time browsing the aisles of the local plant nursery, being an instagram influence (#chefalec), and talking about how he’s going to start eating healthier.
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 children. Michael’s children have a cat;Michael does not.
Grace began working at Woodridge in March of 2019. She graduated from a small state school in Alabama that you’ve never heard of with a degree in Acting. After realizing that was a semi useless endeavor she moved to Asia to work as an ESL teacher. With a camera in hand, while living and traveling abroad, she discovered a love for storytelling through digital media in all forms. She is passionate about using her creativity in all areas to serve the Lord and the Church. When she’s not hiking from Mexico to Canada, scuba diving with sharks, or working on her memoir “The Scandal of Grace,” she can be found at the Taco Bell on Kingwood Drive.