Associate Pastor for Education and Family

Richard Wood

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Rev. Richard Wood joined the staff of JHBC as Associate Pastor in March 2011.  Before coming to JHBC, Richard served as youth minister and associate pastor in churches in Salisbury, Fayetteville and Creedmoor, along with serving in interim ministries in the Durham and Oxford areas of North Carolina.

A native of Wilkesboro, NC, Richard has been married to Beth Cockman-Wood since June 2006.  Their daughter, Megan, was born in September 2012.  In his free time, Richard enjoys spending time with his family and attending the various sporting events the Triangle area has to offer, from high school football to Durham Bulls and Carolina Hurricanes games.  He also enjoys reading, traveling, movies, television, marching bands and drum corps, video games and all kinds of technology.

Richard is a graduate of Gardner-Webb University (B.A. in Political Science, 2000) and Campbell University Divinity School (M.Div in Christian Education, 2005).  He leads conference and breakout sessions in youth ministry, youth Sunday school, and technology in ministry.  Richard also serves as an Adjunct Instructor of Religion for the Degree Completion Program (DCP) at Gardner-Webb University.