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Pastor and Leadership

Rev. Dr. Howard L. Woods, Jr. - Pastor

Howard L. Woods, Jr., son of Howard and Anita Woods, was born in Greensboro, N.C. He attended Guilford County Public Schools and graduated from Northeast Senior High School in 1989. After high school he briefly attended N.C.A&T State University.

Pastor Woods then enlisted in the U.S. Air Force where he received an Associates Degree in Electronics. During his Air Force career He also attended various colleges such as St. Leo, and the University of South Carolina. During these years of military training God was also training him in spiritual matters.  Pastor Woods became a member of the Heart Action Ministry in Manning S.C. where he was ordained as a deacon. During these years of growth Pastor Woods accepted his call into the pastoral/ teaching ministry.

Upon leaving the Air Force Pastor Woods attended UNC-Chapel Hill and received a BA in English Education. He also became an associate minister at Jones' Cross Roads Baptist Church.

In 1999 Pastor Woods was ordained and became Pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church. Under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit Ebenezer has grown physically and spiritually. The church' s vision is "teaching all people the gospel of Jesus Christ, and worshipping effectively through evangelism, fellowship and Christian Family relationships." Many outreach ministries have been instituted.  Pastor Woods also received the "Key to the City" award that recognizes his commitment to the community of Greensboro, NC.

Pastor Woods attended Bethlehem Bible College where he received his Masters of Divinity and Doctorate of Divinity. He has also received an honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from Living Epistle Bible College. Pastor Woods is married to the former Bianca Williams and has five children; Tabitha, Philip, Joy, Sarah, and Benjamin.



Deacon Ministry

O.J. Linney - Chairman
Johnny Kelly
Ellis Mebane
Odell Rudd
Robert Winstead
David "BJ" Buchanan
Larry Goins

Deaconess Ministry

Edith Linney
Barbara Kelly
Wanda Lucas
Mary Rudd
Mattie Winstead
Shanta Buchanan
Wilma Goins

Trustee Ministry

Larry Chandler - Chairman
William Staley - Assistant Chairman
Keith Evans
Wilma Goins
John Headen
Marcus Howard
Neal Huntley
Elizabeth Page
Antonio Linney
George Linney Jr.
Ray Linney Jr.
Gregory Winstead

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