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TERRY CURTIS 24 150x150Senior Pastor Curtis and Lisa Terry

Pastor Curtis has served the Lord since the age of 12.  He received the call to ministry while attening Clemson University.  His first full-time opportunity for ministry was Youth Pastor at LaFrance Church of God.  Later, he became the Associate Pastor/Youth Minister at Woodruff Church of God.  A couple pastoral appointments during the years of 1993-1994, finally led Pastor Terry back to Woodruff Church of God to serve in various areas of ministry.  Those areas of ministry were Minister of Music, Minister of Media and Associate Pastor.  Pastor Terry has served on the SC State Music Committee, was an orginal board member of the SC Youth Leaders Fellowship, served on the National Music Advisory Committe for the Church of God, serves as a member of the Pentecostus Taskforce and is currently serving as the Chariman of the World Missions Board in SC.  

 Pastor Curtis and his wife Lisa had pastored the Woodruff Church since June of 2009.  Sis. Lisa is an anointed singer, teacher and is also a credentialed minister in the Church of God.  She has led praise & worship at State Ladies Events and is solotist, praise team memeber & choir members at the Woodruff Church.

The Terry's have 2 wonderful children, who are married to wonderful spouses.  They are also blessed with 3 wonderful grandchildren, Emory, Riley and Ellison.  Exciting things are happening and the Lord deserves all the glory!

BURDETTE GARREN 72 150x150Children's Pastors Donna and Garren Burdette

Donna and Garren are the pastors over “EXTREME KIDZ.” They were married in July 1996. Donna is completing her B.S. at Lee university for Pastoral Ministry and Counseling, then to follow with her Masters. Garren works as the Lead Shipping Clerk at Hexion Chemical. They have two awesome children, Faith and Cole. Donna and Garren have a passion for the lives of children to be impacted and transformed by God. They set an atmosphere of love and acceptance for all children.

Extreme Kidz Mission: To win children to Christ and to help them develop a personal relationship with God.

Extreme Kidz Theme Verse: “His Death was EXTREME so our life could be EXTREME.” (Galatians 2:20)

lydaMusic Ministers Eric and Celeste Lyda

Eric and Celeste have been leading worship together for almost 14 years and became a part of WCOG in June 2016.  Eric is a graduate of Lee University in Cleveland, TN.  Celeste holds degrees from Southern Wesleyan University and a Master's Degree from USC.  They were married in 2002 and have two wonderful boys -- Cohen 9 and Cason 5.

BALL CHARLES 157 150x150Minister of Outreach Buster Ball and Betty 

 Buster met his wife Betty Joyce Pearson Ball while on basic training at Ft. McClellan, Alabama in 1959. They were married ten months later in her home church (the 16th Street Church of God) in Anniston, Alabama. Betty became the church organist at Woodruff for over 40 years until she retired from that position in 2005. She felt the need to feed the children on Sunday Morning and Wednesday nights. The  Kidz Kafe' has been in operation for over four years. 

Buster started what has become a large part of the success of the WCOG when he felt the call to start the “Bus Ministry.” He has visited and brought thousands of children to church for 45 years. He has given up the driver position but continues to visit and ride with the driver on Wednesday nights. He is in charge of a “Men's Prayer Meeting” on Wednesday morning and is a volunteer for “Meals on Wheels” on Wednesday. Buster is a licensed minister in the Church of God and has worked as the Minister  of Outreach for 23 years. He has a burden not only for our church families but for the families of the Woodruff and surrounding communities.

BURGOS SERGIO 45 150x150Spanish Pastor (Iglesia De Dios) Sergio and Maya Burgos

It is and has been a pleasure serving woodruff church of God for over three years. Sergio and his family Mayra, Noel and Emilio have been pastoring the Hispanic congregation and serving the city of woodruff. Sergio was an assistant pastor for Rev. Norman Black and youth pastor for Mauldin church of God, and was moved to assistant for the Hispanic community for the city of woodruff. Serving the Lord for eight years, God has moved my family and I through an amazing journey. I can say, “It is well for my soul”.

There is a growing population of Hispanics in the city, where I find myself lacking time to reach the people, but the word is out. There in the city of woodruff exists a Hispanic church where we take the time to “teach, preach, and above all worship our God”.

Our purpose is to help and guide the community to a spiritual awakening, as the Lord provides the means for us to reach the people with his word. We commit ourselves to show the meaning of the name of Jesus, our theme is “give me five minutes and I will show you who is Jesus”.

Que es y ha sido un placer servir a la iglesia de Dios Woodruff durante más de tres años. Sergio y su familia Mayra, Noel y Emilio han sido pastoreando la congregación hispana y servir a la ciudad de Woodruff. Sergio era un pastor asistente de pastor de jóvenes de la iglesia de Dios Mauldin Rev. Norman y Negro, y se trasladó al asistente para la comunidad hispana de la ciudad de Woodruff. Sirviendo al Señor durante ocho años, Dios se ha movido mi familia y yo a través de un viaje asombroso. Puedo decir, "Está bien para mi alma".

Existe una creciente población de hispanos en la ciudad, donde me encuentro que carecen de tiempo para llegar a la gente, pero la palabra está fuera. Allí, en la ciudad de Woodruff existe una iglesia hispana donde se toma el tiempo para "enseñar, predicar, y sobre todo el culto a nuestro Dios".

Nuestro propósito es ayudar y orientar a la comunidad a un despertar espiritual, como el Señor proporciona los medios para nosotros llegar a la gente con su palabra. Nos comprometemos a mostrar el significado del nombre de Jesús, nuestro tema es "dame cinco minutos y te mostrará quién es Jesús".

Administrative Secretary

Woodruff Church of God is located at 172 Poole Street Ext. in Woodruff SC

Our service times are:  

  •       Sunday Morning Sunday School - 9:45 AM (various places in a 3 buildings)                                                                                                                                               
  •       Sunday Morning Worship - 10:30 AM (Sanctuary, children's complex for Kidz Worship, Youth building for Hispanic service)
  •       Sunday Evening Worship - 6:00 PM (Sanctuary & children's complex)
  •       Wednesday Evening Bible Study for Adults - 7:00 PM (Sanctuary)
  •       Wednesday Evening Youth Service - 6:45 PM (Youth Building)
  •       Wednesday Evening Children's Clubs - 6:45 PM (Children's Complex)

Our Sunday school lasts about 40 minutes and our morning worship usually lasts 1 hour and 40 minutes.

Sunday evening worship varies but is usually about 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Wednesday evening times are generally an hour.

Of Course we do!!!!!  We have one of the most exciting and vibrant children's ministries anywhere around.  Sis. Donna, her huband Garren and her team of workers do an amazing job.  There are Sunday School classes for kidz, silly characters, puppets, games, praise & worship, videos, object lessons and a challenging message by Sis. Donna.  On Wednesday evenings, there are clubs broken down by age and by gender.  These classes teach not only the Word of God, but social skills and other challenges as well.  There are so much more that they do and are involved in.  Send Sis. Donna an email or call the office and talk to her.  She will fill you in on ther rest!!!!!

  • Band of Brothers meets every third Thursday - Location is behind the church underneath the Sanctuary (Man Cave)
  • Mens Bible Study meets every Monday - Location is behind the Church underneath the Sanctuary (Man Cave)
  • Women Wallking in Victory meets every second Friday of the month at 6:30pm for a potluck followed by the program for that evening.  We have testimones, worship, guest speakers, prayer and CARE for one another.  It has been a place for new women of the church to get acquainted and grow in the Lord to be VICTORIOUS through Jesus Christ.  Please refer to the Ministries Section under Womens Ministries for more detailed information.  Location is generally at the home of Jeanne Nemitz (476-2819).  Sometimes they meet at the home of Mendy Nemitz - same property.

  • Ladies Munch Bunch meets the second Wednesday of every month.  Every other month they meet for lunch in the Christian Life Center Dining Room and have a short devotion and prayer.  The other months they meet for breakfast, usually at Friends Cafe in Woodruff.  This group is a place for women to have fellowship, friendship, and caring for one another.  Janet Sloan is the lead for this group and can be reached at 476-3354 if you want more information. 
  • Sisters United meets the first Tuesday of every month and the location varies.  They enjoy food, fellowship and most importantly, join forces..."lock arms" so to speak, study God's Word, pray, build and lift each other upand stand firly on the words of Ecclesiastes 4:9-10,12.  
  • Mainstream Ministries is a couples group that meets on the 4th Saturday of every month.  They enjoy games, fellowship and food.  Age if up to 50.
  • JOY CLUB meets the fourth Thursday of every month in the Christian Life Center.  This is a group of people 50 of age and up or when you become a grandparent.  They enjoy food, fellowship, a spiritual program, as well as travels and local excursions.  The time is noramally 6:30 PM.

You will find everything from suits and ties to jeans and tennis shoes at our services.  We welcome everyone, so just come comfortable.  Dressed up or dressed down, we are just glad you showed up!

We sure do!!!!  Sunday School is a strong part of our heritage.  What a great place to learn the Word of God in a smaller setting.  We have children and youth classes by ages and grade.  We also have adult classes that teach a variety of things.  We have several that teach the Church of God literature, which is a systematic study through the whole Bible.  We have other groups that do topical subjects and current books.  Things such as "Prophesy" and books by Francis Chan, Kyle Idleman, just to name a few.  There is something for you and every member of your family!



Sunday School                    9:45

Sunday Morning Worship   10:30

Sunday Evening Service     6:00

Wednesday Teaching         7:00




New Beginnings 2018

latest events

21 Jan 2018;
09:45AM - 10:30AM
Sunday School
21 Jan 2018;
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Church Service
21 Jan 2018;
05:15PM - 06:00PM
21 Jan 2018;
06:00PM - 07:30PM
Evening Service
23 Jan 2018;
06:30PM - 07:30PM
XLR8 Band & Praise Team Practice
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