STAFF & LEADERSMeet the Team That Brings Our Vision to Light.
Pastor Jerron and his wife, Holly, were elected senior pastor of Woodlawn in 2013. Prior to their election, Pastor Jerron served Woodlawn, since 2005, in student ministry and administrative pastor. He is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi, School of Business with an emphasis in accounting. He is the proud father of Jane-Claire (9), Jack (7), & Everly June (1). They are his greatest source of joy. He enjoys the outdoors through hunting and golf… Go Saints!
Bishop James Carney is the father of two, husband to one and has been a pastor and mentor to thousands. For 26 years, Bishop Carney served as Senior Pastor of Woodlawn Church in Columbia, MS. In November of 2013 he transitioned into the role of Bishop, while his son, Jerron Carney, was elected as pastor. His ministry has been marked with excellence and honor. He currently serves as a Presbyter on the Mississippi District Board, Board member of Tupelo Children’s Mansion and Lighthouse Ranch for Boys. His greatest passion remains his wife of 42 years, his two sons, and his six grandchildren.
Steven serves as the Family Pastor at Woodlawn and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. He has been a part of the Woodlawn staff for eight years. Steven has his Masters of Science degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from Mississippi College. He and his wife Kristen have been married for 19 years. They have two children, Brennan and Ashlyn.
Justin has been the Worship Pastor at Woodlawn Church in Columbia, MS since 2001. He attended Stephen F. Austin University in Texas as a Music Major in Percussion Performance. He is married to the love of his life Larissa and together they have two beautiful girls, Azlyn and Anzly.
Toyia Bourn, Administrative Assistant, has served at Woodlawn for 6 years. She is a member of the creative and worship teams. She helps with the coordination of big events and serves wherever she is needed.
Clyde Clark has served as Seniors Pastor at Woodlawn since 2003. Prior to his service as Seniors Pastor, Clyde spent seven years as assistant pastor in Norfolk VA. He is a husband to Jan and father to Kristen Andrus and grandfather to Ashlyn and Brennan. In his spare time he enjoys hunting, fishing and camping in Mississippi’s great outdoors.
Cliff East has served the students of Woodlawn since July 2012. He attended Indiana Bible College & has worked in student ministry for over a decade. Cliff has been married to his wife Sheena since 2007, & they have one son, Bronx. A Hoosier by birth, he is now a Mississippian by choice.
David Martinez was born and raised in Southern California (Go Lakers and Angels!) but now considers Hattiesburg home. He spent many of his teenage years serving with his parents on the mission field in and around Mexico City and eating thousands of street tacos. After returning to the United States to attend Seminary, he obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theology and now has a Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. After 15 years in the ministry, he now leads Iglesia Vida as Pastor. He married the love of his life, Juli, in 2007 and they have two sons, Luca and Louie.
Dr. Darin Tubb
Principal, Woodlawn Preparatory School
Darin is passionate about leading Woodlawn Preparatory School. He graduated with his Bachelors degrees from Urshan College and Missouri Baptist University. Desiring to begin a professional career in education, Darin and his wife Kristen moved to Mississippi. While in Mississippi he completed his Masters degree in Elementary Education from Belhaven University. He has two sons Caleb and Nolan.
Kristen and her family have been at Woodlawn for approximately 8 years. She has been involved in ministering to kids since she was 15 years old. She graduated from Jackson College of Ministries with a Bachelors in Foreign Service. In addition to children’s ministry, Kristen is actively involved in ministering to the family as a whole alongside her husband, Steven. They have been married 19 years and have 2 children, Brennan & Ashlyn.
Financial Administrative Assistant
Kids Ministry Assistant