OUR STAFF

 

Dr. Mark Williams - Senior Pastor

Bro. Mark is a native of Shelbyville, Kentucky. In 2006, he graduated from Boyce College, a school of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. In 2010, Bro. Mark completed his Master of Divinity degree at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and in 2020, he earned his Doctor of Ministry Degree at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Bro. Mark has pastored churches in Kentucky including Hawesville Baptist Church (Hawesville, Ky.), Southside Baptist Church (Princeton, Ky.), and Walnut Street Baptist Church (Louisville, Ky.) Bro. Mark was called as Pastor of Woodridge Baptist Church in November, 2021. He resides in Mobile with his wife Jessica and their two children, Madelyn and Noah.

 

Gary Harred - Senior Associate Pastor

Bro. Garry hails from Dallas, TX. He met his wife Jeanne while In high school there, and then went on for pastoral training at Criswell College. There he received his B.A. and his M.A., both in Biblical Studies. Bro. Garry has pastored churches in Texas and in Alabama. After serving at First Baptist Bayou La Batre for 10 years and Crawford Baptist for thirteen years, he came to Woodridge in 2006. Bro. Garry and Jeanne enjoy their three children and their five granddaughters immensely. As they minister here at Woodridge, both rejoice in God's great blessings on them. They invite you to experience the love of Christ here at Woodridge.

 

Danny Baxter - Worship Pastor

Bro. Danny, along with his wife, were born and raised in Birmingham, AL and attended Samford University ('87) and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary ('90) in

Ft. Worth, TX. Bro. Danny joined the staff of Woodridge in October of 2015 after serving churches in Georgia and Arkansas. Bro. Danny is married to the love of his life of 40 years, Cindy, and have two daughters, Brittney, who is married to Clint, who proudly serves our country in the NAVY, and are parents of their two grandchildren Hadley and Maverick, and their youngest daughter, Bradey, who lives in Florida and works in the insurance industry.

 

Kevin Castleberry - Discipleship and Young Adult Pastor

Bro. Kevin is the Associate Pastor of Education and Young Adults at Woodridge. He gives leadership to our small group Bible studies, called Life Groups, along with a focus on our Young Adults. He also leads a focus on building the Men of Woodridge through various studies, events, and experiences. Bro. Kevin has served at Woodridge since 2016 after serving churches in Alabama and Louisiana for almost 30 years. He has a Master of Divinity degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling from the University of Mobile and is currently finalizing a Doctor of Ministry degree in Leadership from Denver Seminary. He and his wife served as Church Planter Missionaries with the North American Mission Board for a few years, and they have two teenage boys.

 

Charlie Stallings - Student and College Pastor

Bro. Charlie is the Associate Pastor of Student Ministries at Woodridge. He grew up in Hurley, MS and married his high school sweetheart at the age of 17. He and Tracy have two children (Kaylee, 12) (Carson, 9). Bro. Charlie joined the Woodridge staff in 2018. His life verse is Romans 5:8. He loves to preach and spend time with people. He is passionate about the Gospel, about remodeling houses, and about Auburn University! He has served in both Mississippi and Alabama in various pastoral roles. He has a Doctorate of Ministry from Newburgh Theological Seminary and a Masters Degree in Organizational Leadership from Regent University. 

 

Vicki Willis - Children's and Women's Ministry Director

Mrs. Vicki serves as the Director of Preschool, Children’s and Women’s Ministries. Mrs. Vicki has served in churches throughout Alabama for 20 years.  She joined the Woodridge Staff in November 2017.  She is married to Bo.  They have two grown children and two grandsons.  Vicki loves teaching children about Christ’s love and helping them grow in their relationship with the Lord.  Vicki also loves working closely with the women of the church and encouraging them to grow in their relationship with Christ.  She loves to plan outreach events, Bible studies, and provide mission opportunities for your Heart Sisters.

 

Michael Garner Jr. - Media Director

Michael Garner Jr manages the day-to-day computer and network operations for the church. Michael brings nearly 23yrs of system operational experience and works to ensure all system and network-related functions are in good working order to best support the pastors, staff, and membership at Woodridge Baptist Church. Michael also oversees our media outreach programs, such as the live broadcast of our weekly worship services.