Our Team

Our Pastors

The 1st Family:
Nicole, Jonathan "LJ", Jada, and Paisleigh “PJ”

Bishop Jonathan Woods Sr is a progressive and innovative thought leader focused on empowering people to fulfill their divine purpose in life. As the leader of a thousand plus member church, and State Bishop in the Full Gospel Baptist Church, he’s affectionately known as a pastor of pastors. He currently runs his own mentoring program for senior pastors (EVOLVE Mentorship program). One of his greatest focuses in ministry is building families of which he’s married to the beautiful Co Pastor Lady Nicole Woods, and the father of Jonathan Jr and Jada Woods. With a degree in Information Systems and Multimedia from ITT Tech, he’s an avid promoter of higher learning and God’s people maximizing their potential. He’s mostly known for his affectionate love for God, and the people of God.

Jonathan L. Woods Sr.


Nicole Woods


Campus Pastors

Kenneth Madden

Executive Pastor

Chris Thomas

Ecampus Pastor


Youth Pastor

Cecile Jones

Connections Pastor

Yolanda Thomas

Outreach Pastor

Monique Henry

Pastor of Worship

Shameka Allen

Pastor of Finance


Tania Harris

Systems & Strategy Director 

Chad Williams

IT Director

Ashundria Brewster

Core Groups Director 

Desiree Thomas

Operations Director

Leah Woods-Rice

Care Director


Communication Director


Evangelism Director


Small Groups Director

Support Staff

Linda Jones

Senior Pastor Executive Assistant

Jennifer Shaffer

Executive Assistant 


Executive Assistant