Our Ministry Staff

Dr. William Rushing

Senior Pastor

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. Following a call into ministry, Will was educated at William Carey College (B.A.), New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and Truett Seminary at Baylor University (D.Min.). Will’s doctoral work focused on developing a process for churches to discover and meet needs in the community. His passion is to lead the church to be an integral part of community life because the church has the answer to the community’s greatest need…Jesus!

Will and his wife, Kate, are the parents of Isabelle, Anna, and Luke. They also serve as foster parents through the Alabama Baptist Children’s Home.  Their family enjoys watching the Atlanta Braves play baseball and making annual trips to Walt Disney World

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, and Theo, 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. 

Clint Perry

Director of Student Ministries

Clint and his wife, Katie, began serving at Woodward Avenue Baptist Church in April of 2018 and previously served at churches within the Colbert-Lauderdale Association. Clint currently holds an A.o.S. in Applied Science of Electrical Technology, with plans of pursuing a biblical degree, and Katie holds and Interior Design degree from UNA. Our youth ministry is based on the principle of making disciples, who make disciples, who make disciples, etc.. We are driven to give the youth a safe place where they can come and experience the love of Christ with complete freedom.

Clint and Katie are the parents of Maylea, Jacob, Sawyer, and Audrey. Their family enjoys music, Cardinals baseball, and various outdoor activities such as hiking, repelling, caving, and whitewater rafting. 

Nikki Vinson

Director of Children's Ministries

Nikki began serving at Woodward Avenue Baptist Church as the Director of Children’s Ministry in October of 2019. Nikki obtained her Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management in 2018 and will begin pursuing her Master of Arts in Christian Education from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. The children’s ministry is built on the foundation that disciplining can start at a young age. Our desire is that the children know they are coming into a safe place where learning and growing can occur.  

Nikki married her husband, Matt, in September 2019. Together they enjoy board games, Netflix and taking care of their cat, Savvy.

Our Support Staff

Sheila Holland

Financial Secretary  
Administrative Assistant

Tammy Kirk

Facility Assistant

Jenny Boozer

Nursery Coordinator

Tony Bush

Media Assistant