Woodland Baptist Church
Ernest Graham, Pastor
Bro. Ernest Graham, a native of Kentwood, LA, and his wife Samantha come to Woodland Baptist Church and the Lizard Creek Community with over thirty years of ministry and missionary experience. Bro. Ernest has served as Associate Pastor or Pastor in Southern Baptist churches in Texas, Florida, Louisiana, and Oklahoma. He and his family, in the late 1990’s, also served a brief time as International Mission Board Missionaries in Uganda, Africa. Bro. Ernest and Samantha have three adult sons—William, Clayton (along with his newly married wife Mollie), and Joseph.
Bro. Ernest received his ministerial education from Louisiana College in Pineville, LA (BA in Religious Education), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX (MA in Religious Education) and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, MO (Doctor of Educational Ministry).
John 17:3 has been a key verse that has guided the Grahams as a family and in
ministry. The focus to 'make disciples’ and know God in a real, personal, love relationship has become the primary purpose and a tremendous joy to join God in the various places they have been sent to serve the Lord among His people.
Dallas Stewart, Youth Pastor
Dallas Stewart has been on staff at Woodland Baptist Church as youth pastor since 2011. He and his wife Christy have two sons, Brandon and Cody. Dallas has a passion for seeing youth come to Christ and grow in their relationship with Him. He leads youth group Bible study on Wednesday nights at 6:30pm and teaches youth Sunday School at 10:00am on Sunday mornings. Dallas enjoys fishing, airbrushing, and deer hunting.