Our Leadership Team

Dr. William Rushing

Will began serving at Woodward Avenue Baptist Church in November 2013 and has previously served churches in South Mississippi & the Florida Panhandle. He grew up in Fort Walton Beach, Florida and became a follower of Jesus at age fifteen. Feeling a call into ministry, Will was educated at William Carey College (B.A.), New Orleans…

Timmy Ray

Timmy has served as Worship Pastor at Woodward Avenue Baptist since January of 2013. A native of the Shoals area, Timmy obtained his Bachelor of Science in Commercial Music from the University of North Alabama and his Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Beeson Divinity School at Samford University. Timmy believes corporate worship is…

Brian Denton

Brian began serving as Student Minister at Woodward Avenue Baptist Church in August of 2012. He is a native of the Shoals area. He and his wife, Jennifer, have 3 children. He came to know Christ as his personal savior at the age of 9, and his favorite Bible verse is Acts 20:24, “However, I…

Makinna Morrison

  Makinna has served as Director of Children’s Ministry at Woodward Avenue Baptist since August, 2016. A native of the Shoals area, Makinna is currently attending the University of North Alabama where she is majoring in Elementary Education with a minor in Religious Studies.  Makinna’s desire is to disciple the children at Woodward Avenue Baptist Church and help them…

Sheila Holland

Sheila has served as Financial Secretary/Administrative Assistant since July 2012.  Sheila has worked in a church office setting for over fifteen years.  She moved here with her husband, Timothy, twenty five years ago from Port St. Joe, Florida.  She considers her position as being not only a job but a position in ministry.  She has an Associates…