Woody was an Army "brat" born in Germnay in 1960 and was raised in North Carolina, Georgia, and Colorado. He enlisted in the Marines in 1977 and served primarily in the Pacific Rim and Far East until he retired in 2000. He has served as Pastor at Memorial Baptist Church since retirement. He is married to the former Dolores (Dorie) Mallari Balajadia from Concepcion Tarlac Phillippines. They were married in Southern California in January 1983. Their daughter Katherine was born in Orange, California in October 1983 and their son Rober was born in Kailua, Hawaii on November of 1987. Woody received Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior in 1981 in Okinawa, Japan through the work of, Christians in Action Missionaries, Jerry and Karlyn Ehrhardt. Woody earned a Bachelor in Christian Ministry Degree from Chesapeake Bible College in 1997, a Bachelor of Science Degree from Campbell University in 2010, a Masters Degree in Pastoral Counseling in 2012 and a Master Divinity in Pastoral Ministry in 2013 both from Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary. Woody has served as a volunteer Chaplain at Onslow Memorial Hosptial in Jacksonville, NC since 2003. Since the Lord called his family to Memorial in March of 2000 Woody and Dorie's greatest joy is to see people's lives transformed by the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
- Pastor Steve Evans and his wife Shelia are a blessing to our church. Steve and Shelia have been a part of Memorial Baptist for a long while, but it wasn't until several years ago that Steve felt God calling him to become our Associate Pastor at Memorial. He first was ordained as a Deacon on October 12,2003. From that time on unitl now, Steve kept feeling the tug from God to do more. Then in 2021 Steve became ordained as an Associate Pastor of Memorial. We are excited to have Steve and his wife Shelia as part of the team here at Memorial. Their two daughters and their grandchildren are very involved here at Memorial.