Updated: May 19
Pastor Roger R. Woodard was born May 15, 1949 in Greenville, Alabama. He is the fourth son of J. R. and Bessie Woodard, Pastor of Chapman, Alabama Church of God. He was called to the ministry in March, 1961, two months prior to his 12th birthday. Frustrated over no opportunities to preach, he organized an open air prayer meeting later that summer, where four were saved. At age twelve, Pastor Woodard assisted a fourteen year old and sixteen year old in pioneering the Church of God in Munford, Alabama, from a prayer meeting held in the living room of a local Baptist couple. During the next six years of education, Pastor Woodard evangelized extensively, receiving his Exhorter Certificate in July 1966. On October 21, 1966, he married Margaret Marie Bales of Garden City, Alabama. Together, they pioneered the Church of God, Blountsville, Alabama in October 1967 and Daleville, Alabama in May 1975.
Pastor Woodard has served as Pastor of eight different congregations in five states ~ Alabama, Chicago Metro, Louisiana, California, and North Carolina. In February 2009, Logos International Seminary conferred upon Pastor Woodard, a Doctorate of Theology.