Dean Wood, Pastor
Joey Hensley, Worship Pastor
Kelly Wood, Children’s Ministry Director
Tell us about your family.
I was adopted when I was 2 months old and was blessed to be raised as an only child by parents who love and follow Jesus wholeheartedly. I spent the first 18 years of my life in Cypress, TX. In 1991, I began attending Columbia International University in SC and graduated with a double major in Bible and Elementary Education. In his perfect timing, God brought Dean into my life at CIU, and we were married in July of 1993. God has not only given me a wonderful friend and companion in Dean, but also a godly man who He has used to gently mold and shape me more into His image. After teaching in the public school system for 4 years, I became a stay-at-home mom to our 3 children: Karis (18), Karsten (15), and Darby (14). Our children have done school at home and through various homeschool support classes in the Conroe and Spring area. After 18 years, serving in churches in North Carolina, Virginia, and Alabama, Dean was called to Creekside, and I came home to Texas. I have served with children in the church since I was in high school. It has been a great joy getting to be a part of children’s ministry/youth ministry in several churches the last 25+ years. “I could have no greater joy than to hear that my children are following the truth.” 3 John 1:4
My first Sunday was Easter of 2010.
What do you love most about your ministry?
The kids! Where else would I be welcomed at the coloring table or to help create animals out of Duplos?! I have spent the last 30+ years of my life serving and teaching children. I love that I get to be a part of leading kids to know and love Jesus. My prayer is always that each child loves Jesus more when they leave the building each Sunday than they did when they came in. I also love my team of volunteers. They are a truly amazing group of Jesus-following, kid-loving friends in ministry. One of the things I treasure about my ministry is the opportunity to pray for each child, volunteer, and their families.
Finish this sentence: I love Texas because…
What’s not to love? I love the people, the food (Pappasitos or Taste of Texas, anyone?), the big city, the wide open skies and spaces, the rodeo, and country music. Texas is home.
If you had to request a last meal, what would it be?
Chips, salsa, guacamole, tacos, enchiladas, and a large piece of cake with lots of frosting!
To love God and love people. With Sir Galahad, I would have been thrown over the side with the color question. Red, no pink, no black, no yel…