Our Ministry Staff

Timmy Ray

Worship Pastor

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 an integral part of spiritual formation and strives to plan worship experiences which are edifying to all members of the church.
Timmy and his wife, Maggie Bea, married in October of 2011.

Timmy and Maggie Bea are the parents of Maddux, Sophie, Theo, and Sam, and have a  Labrador Retriever/Dachshund mix named Lucy. They've been known to enjoy Braves baseball, good coffee, music on vinyl, and all things Disney. 

Ashley Brewer

Director of Children's Ministries

Ashley's ministry at Woodward Avenue Baptist began in June 2021. She has previously served churches in North Alabama and North Mississippi. Prior to her time in vocational ministry, Ashley also served two summers on staff with FUGE Camps in 2013 (Charleston, SC) and 2014 (Nashville, TN).

Ashley has her B.S. in Communication with a Vocal Performance minor from the University of Mobile, and her M.A. in Christian Education (M.A.C.E.) concentrated in Children's Ministry from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Ashley has a heart for sharing Jesus with children of all ages, and helping them see their value through the eyes of The King.

Ashley is married to Will, who is an Associate Professor of Nursing and the Director of Simulation at UNA. They enjoy traveling, shopping, all things Disney, and spending time with their dogs Molly Belle and Aubie.

Todd Wilson

Director of Student Ministries

Todd and his wife, Amelia, began serving our students in January of 2022. A graduate of Lexington High School and former UNA football player, Todd has spent the majority of his life living and working in the Shoals. He continues to serve the people of the Shoals during the week through his position at First Southern Bank.

Todd has served in various ministries throughout the years both with students and in preaching ministry. Todd and Amelia have been married for 17 years, and have 4 children - Jay, Madelyn, Zavien, and Daniel (Monk). In their free time Amelia enjoys photography and volunteering at a local school, while Todd is an avid outdoorsman and is always seeking opportunities to give back to the local community.

Leasha Laster

Director of Senior Adults

Leasha began serving our senior adults in 2021, and has since launched a senior adult ministry at WABC called The Foundation. Originally from Albertville, Alabama, Leasha had a long career as a nurse practitioner which eventually led her to the other side of the country - working for the VA in Long Beach, California. She retired from the VA in 2020 and returned home to the shoals.

Leasha has two daughters, Kelly and Emily, and one grandson, Archie. In her free time you can find Leasha spending time with her friends and family, volunteering with various local organizations, and participating in regular Emmaus Walks. Along with a passion for ministry, Leasha also loves music, Alabama football, and her very energetic Cavapoo.

Our Support Staff

Sheila Holland

Financial Secretary  
Administrative Assistant

Tammy Kirk

Facility Assistant

Jenny Boozer

Nursery Coordinator

Tony Bush

Media Assistant