Jason Allen

Senior Pastor

Jason Allen came to Woodlawn in April 2020.


Bob McNeil

Associate Pastor & Minister to Students

Bob McNeil came to Woodlawn in August 2006 and has been in full-time student ministry since 2001. He and his wife, Amy, have two children, Carrie and Ethan. The whole family loves working with teenagers. Bob graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in Chemical Engineering before going to the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary where he received a Masters of Divinity degree in Theology. Bob enjoys spending time with his family, playing whatever sport is available, and reading good books. Bob trusted in Jesus Christ as his Savior and Lord in March of 1990 and has been deeply committed to expanding Christ’s kingdom ever since.

George Katzman

Education & Senior Adults

George Katzman is Associate Pastor of Education and Senior Adults. He has over twenty-five years of full-time experience in the ministry and has served on staff at Woodlawn since 2003. He and his wife, Cynthia, have two daughters, Beth and Amy. He is a graduate of Louisiana College and received a Master of Religious Education degree from Southwestern Seminary. George accepted Jesus as his Savior at the age of nine. His heart’s desire is for people to spend time studying God’s Word. Sunday School and Discipleship classes are provided at Woodlawn, and we also encourage personal study of God’s Word at home.


Brian Bates

Music Worship Pastor

Brian is a 2005 graduate of the University of West Florida with a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Performance. He has served in several churches in the Pensacola area. Brian and his wife Kristen both grew up in the Pensacola area and they have three children, Katy, Samuel, and Caroline. He joined the staff at Woodlawn on August 1, 2010.


Brandi Terrell

Children’s Ministry Director

Brandi is a graduate of the University of West Florida with a B.A. in Early Childhood/Elementary Education. She taught in the public school system in Okaloosa County for 15 years. In December, 2008, Brandi was called to the children’s ministry at Woodlawn Baptist Church. Brandi and her husband Jay have been members of Woodlawn Baptist Church since 1994. They have one daughter, Jayde. Brandi has served on numerous committees and has filled various roles since becoming a member. She has led the women’s committee, taught and co-directed VBS, taught Sunday school, and been a member of the adult choir.


Pete Wise

Church Administrator

Pete joined the WBC staff as church administrator in November of 2007. He is a retired Supervisory Electrical Engineer who worked for the Air Force Research Laboratory for over 30 years. Pete previously served WBC as a bi-vocational Minister of Music from 1987 to 1991 and as Interim Minister of Music from 2004 to 2006. Pete is responsible for financial management, facility and resource management, and supervision of our support staff. He and his wife, Anne, have a blended family with five children and thirteen grandchildren.