John Woodrum - Senior Pastor
Testimony: My parents came to Christ when I was 4 years old. My dad quickly became a spiritual leader in our family and on the way to church he told me about Jesus and how he died for my sins so I could have a relationship with God. As a 5-year-old child, I placed all my faith in Jesus.
Favorite Scripture: Colossians 2:13-14: "You were dead because of your sins and because your sinful nature was not yet cut away. Then God made you alive with Christ, for he forgave all our sins. He canceled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross."
One of my greatest experiences with God: Passion One Day in Memphis in 2000. Chris Tomlin and Matt Redman performed "The Wonderful Cross" as thousands of college students worshiped and hundreds ran and prayed at the foot of a cross.
Roy Jaeger's career was spent primarily in the construction management field where he led and eventually owned Associated Computer Systems, Inc until 2012.
Not content to spend his retirement solely on his own enjoyment and comfort, Roy came on board at Grace to put his years of business and ministry experience in service.
He has a heart for missions and has participated in mission trips to Peru and Kazakhstan. He enjoys time with his family, serving the Lord, challenging projects, and golf.
Testimony: I grew up not going to church. In college, Jesus shook my world so much that I "randomly" bought a guitar. In seeking Him it was clear He had a plan for me. God gave me the gift and ability to learn quickly and before I knew it I was leading worship, met my wife, and am continuing on this amazing journey - seeking to be led by the Holy Spirit & glorifying Jesus Christ alone.
Bible Verses: Romans 12:1-2 - Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God-this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is-His good, pleasing and perfect will.
Greatest Experience with God: There are so many experiences with God I wish I could share them all. The one that impacted me most was when my son Harper was born. We were 10 weeks until the due date when we realized something was wrong. Megan was rushed to the hospital in Albany via ambulance. We stayed there 3 days when the doctor decided we needed to deliver by emergency c-section. Once he was born he was immediately taken to the NICU and my wife was taken to recovery. At that point I wasn't able to see my wife nor my child. Even though I was scared, unsure, and anxious, all I could do was pray - "God, you are in control, I trust you for the outcome, and know that through whatever you have in store for us, You will provide the strength." Harper is thriving now, you wouldn't even know he was born early. The doctors were amazed and we were able to give glory only to Jesus and share that miracle with all those we came into contact with.
Testimony: I grew up in church all my life. When I was 5 I understood enough of the Gospel to know I needed Jesus to not go to hell. Once I went to a Kid's Camp, I understood that my relationship with Christ was so much more than the promise of Heaven. It was then I decided to live my life for God's glory and do things God's way. Now I continue to be amazed that in spite of my flaws, God still manages to use me to accomplish His plan.
Favorite Bible Verses: John 3:30, 2 Peter 1:9
Greatest Experience with God: Most of my greatest moments with God involve music. Something about it connects heaven to earth and I'm able to stop talking, singing, or thinking my own thoughts and truly listen to what God wants to say to me.