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THE POWER OF TESTIMONY

KNOW YOUR STORY. SHARE YOUR STORY. LIVE HIS STORY.

At Woodland, and as people of God, we believe in the POWER of STORY!
We all have a story. A story that God is writing with our lives.
We are also, all, a part of a greater story. A story God is writing through all of creation. It's HIS Story.
We believe that one of the best ways to communicate the love and power of God is to share our stories with one another. Like our ancestors before us, gathered around a fire, we, as the church, gather each week to share the Light and to share a story. But, we want to know YOUR STORY! Whether it be of how you came to know Jesus, what He's done for you recently, how He has delivered you from addiction, or His faithfulness through your finances, we want to know!
We want to pray for you by name and possibly even share your story with our community.
Simply fill out the form below to submit your story to our leadership team at Woodland.
Thank you for your trust and faithfulness in being a part of the Woodland Family.

Meet the family.
Read their Stories.
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When you tell your story, it's God who is responsible for changing people's hearts. You are simply called to be ready and to share what God has done in your life.
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Robb mcKindles

Overcame Deception - Life of Joy Now
Take a listen to Robb's Full Testimony! 

SCOTT COYNER

Found Peace that passes all understanding.

Heather Rigney
& Michelle Lewis

Joy comes in the morning!
Listen to Heather & Michelle's moving testimony.

SCOTT KOLBE

Legacy of faith shown through his father!
Listen to Scott's testimony of his Dad's legacy of faith! 

Paul Hemingway

Overcame A Lifetime of Searching When he met Jesus
Today pastor Tim asked anyone to write a message as to when Jesus became part of their life. Here is my story, though condensed. Born in 1940 I had been brought up in an Episcopalian family. To this day I’m not sure what that meant, but I went to church with my parents, became an Acolyte during my teens and was married in 1960 in a Methodist church. I continued to wandered from church to church, religion to religion for years. Never once was I ever told I was a sinner nor did I understand the difference between a “Religion and a Relationship”. Jesus to me was a “man who died on a cross, was buried, rose from the dead and went to Heaven”. The bible was a book of his life. My lifestyle of putting work before my marriage caused my divorce and nearly my death. But God was there for me in a way I could not have imagined. In 2014 my cousin died and his death brought me to a disciple of Jesus Christ named Joyce. My life changed. I began attending Joyce’s church, Calvary Bible Church in New Jersey and was very uncomfortable for the pastor gave me the feeling he was talking directly to me, knowing how lost I was and how much of a sinner I was. I listened with the desire to understand and with the help of Joyce started to feel something was changing my life. In 2017 Joyce and I were married and moved to Bradenton Florida. Also, in 2017 hurricane Irma caused us to evacuate our home. While in a motel in Alabama, scared that our home was gone and my life was over I prayed to Jesus and He answered me saying “do not be afraid, I am with you”. That was the first time I believed Jesus was alive and accepted Him as my savior. One Sunday in 2019 we came to Woodland Church and felt comfort with both the congregation and the message from Jesus spoken by Pastor Tim Passmore. I’ve since been baptized by pastor Tim, joined Woodland Church and become a servant to the needs of others. I thank God every day and as I say to Joyce, “you are my reason” I’m still alive and have found Jesus.

NANCY FREDERICK 

Changed by Jesus At Age 15 - Never Looked Back! 

I thank God that at 15 I asked Jesus to forgive me for my sins and come into my heart! A life changing day! He gave me a wonderful husband and family! He provided for us daily and has answered our prayers. To know Jesus is to know peace! I taught elementary school for 4 years and sold homes as a Realtor for 20 years. I saw friends find Jesus and have their lives changed! Daily I ask Jesus for opportunities to encourage and help others! He puts people in my path and works His love into their lives. No life should be without Jesus! I tell people He cares for them! He loves them! He gives us His power to bring others to Him! Praying, reading God’s word, and trusting Him is the best way to stay focused on what is a priority each day!  

Kevin Murray

Found Jesus in a Super Eight!
So first, honor to the king, a.k.a. Dad. I was what my family called the miracle baby, because I wasn’t supposed to be here. I was born a preemie, underneath a pound. My dad could hold me one hand comfortably. Doctors told my family that I would have to be in an incubator for at least six months after I was born. My dad immediately started praying for me and took me out the incubator. By his faith and my family's  prayers I was able to be without the incubator and breathe on my own and begin living life.
Throughout my early years, I witnessed physical and verbal abuse and eventually went to live with my dad at the age of 12. My mom packed my things in a garbage bag and dropped me off in the middle of one of the roughest parts of the ghetto- in front of a street church that my Dad was working at.
Fast forward to when I was 18-19yrs old, I was immediately immersed in a new way of living that I was not accustom to, which was the rougher side of life. That led me to Odessa, Texas where I met my brother and his family. Those were some of the toughest times in my life because I had to learn how to be a man, my brother and me, on our own together. There were times where we were homeless sleeping out of a car, near death experiences, there were times where we were fighting for survival, and even not knowing where the next meal was going to come from-  but depending on one another to help and assist. Somehow, from all of that, God still had his hand on my life and it ended me in Austin Texas where I began to do music with a local label who signed me. They taught me the trade , they groomed me to be a idol and somewhere in all of that God began working on me through my father.
It came on a time after I finish shooting a music video in West Palm Beach Florida my hometown where I was at the peak of my life. I had my own car, I was working a state job, and I just got a phone call from a promoter in New York who wanted me to be on a 15 city tour with some legendary R&B singers and upcoming comedian at the time by the name of DC young fly and they needed a rapper which was me. I believe right then is where God began to strip things away. From me losing that job, me losing the place I was staying, and ultimately losing the opportunity of going on tour that would’ve pushed me over the edge and accomplish the lifelong dream that I worked hard for. He began really pursuing my heart!
So from having everything and knowing my dream is coming true- to sleeping at a rundown super 8 hotel. God was really pursuing my heart and getting my attention to say I have something better for you. So in this Super Eight Hotel, I went to the bathroom and I broke down and I just looked up at the lights and I said God I’m giving this to you - I don’t know what you want me to do, I don’t know what to do, but I do know that I can’t do anything without you! So if you are pursuing my heart here it is!
From that moment on, He has consistently been there when I needed him. He has opened doors that I thought would never open... He is giving me a vision and a purpose to make a difference to find freedom! And ultimately giving me a purpose to share thru the talents and gifts he has given me to do this with the World.