Staff


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Jason Allen

Senior Pastor


Jason Allen came to Woodlawn in April 2020.


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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.




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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.



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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.



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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.






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In Memory of
George Katman


We were blessed to have George Katzman serve here at Woodlawn Baptist Church for 17 years. He loved God and loved people, and he found many ways to express that love especially through Christian education, benevolence, and ministry. George went home to be with the Lord on May 27, 2020. He was such a blessing to our church and to this community, and was passionate about Christian education, so we have established a Seminary scholarship fund in his memory. If you have been touched by his ministry and would like to contribute to that fund, you can give online or send a check payable to Woodlawn Baptist Church with “George Katzman Scholarship Fund” in the memo line. We praise God for the way He worked in and through George, and we trust that George has heard the words of our Savior, “Well done, good and faithful servant…enter into the joy of your master.” We will miss you ‘Old Skool’.


Give to the George Katman Scholarship Fund